R.I.P. James Brian Hellwig, a.k.a The Ultimate Warrior. The WWE confirmed the shocking news last night after word spread on social media of his passing. One of the first to weigh in was Triple H.
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 9, 2014
According to TMZ, Hellwig was walking with his wife when he collapsed outside an Arizona hotel. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
For most of his WWE career, Warrior had a running feud with Hulk Hogan. Their rivalry is considered one of the best in WWE history. At Wrestlemania VI, Warrior defeated Hulk for the championship.
Early this morning, Hulk also passed on his condolences.
RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014
The Warrior was 54-years-old. He is survived by his wife Dana and their two daughters.
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