The Ultimate Warrior, real name James Hellwig, passed away on Tuesday according to a Tweet from Triple H. The Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday and appeared at Wrestlemania on Sunday.
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.
The Ultimate Warrior also participated on this week’s Monday Night Raw with this incredibly ominous speech that touched upon death and immortality through storytellers.
This is shock news to everyone. We obviously would like to send our thoughts and prayers to The Ultimate Warrior’s family.