Tuesday, April 8, 2014
THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR HAS PASSED AWAY AT 54 YEARS OLD
The WWE has issued an official statement that The Ultimate Warrior has passed away.
Information is scarce and vague at the moment, though TMZ reports The Ultimate Warrior - James Hellwig - collapsed outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 on April 8th while walking to his car with his wife. He was later transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
This tragic news comes on the heels of Warrior's long-awaited return to the WWE. He was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, and cut a good, eerily poignant promo on Raw this past Monday Night.
In a week where the past, present, and future of the wrestling art in the WWE was been honored and celebrated, this news is sobering and difficult to process.
He was 54 years old and is survived by his wife and two daughters. He left behind a legacy few wrestlers ever achieve.
His parting words with the WWE fans, found here on ABC News, will never be forgotten.
More on this as it develops. Thank you for reading, and may you live long and prosper.