Former WWE Champion Ultimate Warrior passes away

Apr 09, 2014, 11:26 IST | A Correspondent

Former World Wrestling Entertainment Champion and 2014 Hall of Famer James Brian Hellwig a.k.a. Ultimate Warrior died at the age of 54

Former WWE Intercontinental, World Champion and Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior died at the age of 54.

According to reports, the WWE wrestler collapsed outside a hotel in Arizona, US yesterday, while walking to his car with his wife. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ultimate Warrior
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The WWE legend was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5 2014, the night before the company's flagship annual event Wrestlemania XXX.

The World Wrestling Entertainment have acknowledged his passing in an official statement on their website.

Fellow WWE wrestlers and personalities tweeted their condolences...

Triple H: "Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters."

Stephanie McMahon: "#RIPUltimateWarrior Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family."

Hulk Hogan: "RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH"

Kevin Nash: "So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night.My heart goes out to his family.Always Believe."

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