WWE Legend Ultimate Warrior Dies in Scottsdale

The late Ultimate Warrior (left) battles Goldust in 1996.
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.

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.

Location Info

Gainey Suites Hotel

7300 E. Gainey Ste.s Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

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muhutdafuga topcommenter

One of the steroid pushing McMahons ran as a self righteous, "morally superior" republican.   


Any bets that steroids was the contributing to Mr. Hellwig's untimely death? E. Wayne Coleman aka "Superstar Billy Graham" (a valley resident) is a walking medical disaster due to his steroid use. Drug use promoted by management of the WWE.

Chad Austin
Chad Austin

Wow nice reporting. Little. Late lol

Lion El Hutz
Lion El Hutz

Meh. I don't mourn assholes, but I feel for his family.

Dustin Mitchell
Dustin Mitchell

I'm still having a hard time coming to terms with the fact I watched him Monday on raw.. The speech he gave.. Then dying 24 hours later

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

It Ultimately was going to happen anyway.

Alonso Jimenez
Alonso Jimenez

Your a day late!!! The whole world knows by now!!!




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