We are sad to report that according to TMZ the rumors appear to be true… just a few days after being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame the Ultimate Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 PM on April 8th … while walking to his car with his wife. He was rushed to a nearby hospital … where he was pronounced dead.
Warrior whose real name is James Hellwig was one of the most high flying, notorious wrestler’s the sport ever produced. He was 54-years-old.
Warrior was back on fan’s wrestling radar as he was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before Wrestlemania XXX over this past weekend and according to TMZ, Monday night he made his first appearance on “Monday Night Raw” in years.
Triple H just tweeted,
“Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters.”
Said Stephanie McMahon ,
“ Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family.”
Remarked Hulk Hogan,
“RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH”
Kevin Nash wrote,
“So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night.My heart goes out to his family.Always Believe.”
Warrior posed for some pics at the airport in New Orleans around 6am yesterday morning. He was reportedly in great spirits and offered to take photos with any fan who approached him.
We’re glad that he was able to see just how much his fans and his industry appreciated his contributions before he passed.
The Urban Daily sends our thoughts out to the family, friends and fans of the Ultimate Warrior.
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