Professional wrestling legend the Ultimate Warrior dead at 54


Professional wrestling icon the Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54.

Jim Hellwig was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame just a few days ago and made an appearance on the most recent Monday Night Raw. Fellow wrestling star Triple H broke the sad news via Twitter:

An official statement has also been released via WWE’s site:

WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.

According to TMZ, Hellwig collapsed outside an Arizona hotel room yesterday while walking to his car with his wife. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

RIP Warrior…

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