WWE Legend Ultimate Warrior Dies in Scottsdale
Pro wrestling legend James Hellwig, better known to WWE fans as the Ultimate Warrior, passed away suddenly last night in Scottsdale. He was 54 years old.
twitter.com/goldust The late Ultimate Warrior (left) battles Goldust in 1996.
Hellwig, a longtime resident of Paradise Valley, was escorting his wife to their car last night in the parking lot of the Gainey Suites Hotel at approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, when he collapsed.
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Scottsdale Police Department officials have stated that he was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.
Sadly, Hellwig's death came mere days after one of the biggest triumphs, as he was inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame and was featured prominently at WrestleMania, the company's biggest event of the year, this past weekend. He also made an appearance on WWE's RAW television show on Monday night.
Hellwig, a former WWE champion, was honored for his lengthy career in the ring as the Ultimate Warrior.