Wrestler The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | 645 Total Views


One of U.S most celebrated wrestler and athlete The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) made the announcement late Tuesday, few days after Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

"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.