WWE's The Ultimate Warrior Dies at Age 54
WWE star "The Ultimate Warrior," nee James Brian Hellwig, has passed away at the age of 54. The news was announced in a statement posted on the official WWE website yesterday:
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.
Ultimate Warrior passes awayWWE 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.
The wrestler had most recently appeared at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw, in which he told the cheering crowd, "No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something that's larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be Immortalized by the storytellers - by the loyalty, by the member of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever."