The former U.S. wrestling fighter, Ultimate Warrior, dies at 54, only a few days after getting inducted in to the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, in reference to the company report on Tuesday.
Through its website, the company located at the Stamford, Connecticut, said that it was shocked and deeply saddened after learning the death of one of its most iconic superstar ever, The ultimate Warrior.
Ultimate Warrior, whose given name was James Hellwig, started his WWE career in 1987 and became famous according to the company which also highlighted an “epic encounter” in which he beat Hulk Hogan at WrestMania VI becoming a WWE champion.
There was no information on the exact cause of his death. He was added to the hall of Fame in April 5.
WWE said they were grateful that just days ago, Warrior got a chance to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also in a position to appear at WrestMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans.
He was 6 feet and 2 inches tall and weighed 127 Kg wrestler who commanded the ring in his signature neon garb, blond hair, and face paint, in reference to WWE.
His family could not be reached instantly and an email sent via his website was not answered at once.
Hellwig had on a statement on his website expounded on philosophy and funneling energy coming from the ring in to writing motivational speaking, and his family life after retiring in late 1990s.
He wrote that the Ultimate warrior ran because he was running him and that he was intense because he already was. He wrote “wrestling, writing, working out, speaking, even weaving pot holders – I am going to do it with action and intensity”.
He talked of himself as a devoted husband and father who could not have accustom-ordered a more loving, spirit-filled, and happy home life, according to writings.
Fans, friends, and other wrestlers wrote on the internet to express their respect for the wrestler, who has left behind a wife and two daughters, said WWE.
Wrestler Curtis wrote in a Twitter message saying, “Shocked and very saddened to hear about Ultimate Warrior passing. Prayers go out to his family! RIP. Loss for words”.
Hulk Hogan tweeted, “RIP WARRIOR. Only love. HH.”
“Tomorrow is promised to know one!!” This came from Rowdy Roddy Piper Tweet. “My love to The Warrior and family.”
RIP.”WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H wrote in a Twitter message “Icon and friend,”