MSN- The Ultimate Warrior, one of U.S. professional wrestling’s most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said on its website. Warrior, whose real name was James Hellwig, began his WWE career in 1987 and rose to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history, the company said, highlighting an “epic encounter” in which he defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become a WWE Champion. The cause of his death was not given. He was added to the Hall of Fame on April 5. “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.”

Wow. That’s all I can really say. Am I completely shocked when any of the WWF guys dies early? Not really, but that’s just because they live tough lives full of drugs, pain killers, booze and daily beatings from other very large men. Warrior was one of the most liked wrestlers in history and a personal favorite of mine as a little kid. Prayers go out to his family, his daughters, and the wrestling community as a whole. Glad he got to see his name added to the Hall of Fame but this is a really shitty post to write.

Warrior’s Hall of Fame speech

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