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More on Ultimate Warrior's death: Wrestling personalities react to his passing

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The sad new of the death of the Ultimate Warrior, just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, has the wrestling world in complete shock. Countless wrestling personalities jumped on social media to give forth their thoughts and sympathy. TMZ reported more on his death as well after it happened on the evening of April 8, 2014.

The gossip site reported that Warrior - real name Jim Hellwig - had flown out to Arizona after leaving New Orleans on Monday morning. Around 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, he collapsed outside his Arizona hotel while walking to his car with his wife.

From there, Warrior was taken to a nearby hospital and he was soon pronounced dead. An exact cause of death has not yet been given.

One fan even posted on Twitter that he had seen the Ultimate Warrior in the New Orleans airport on Tuesday morning. The fan took a pic with Warrior and it showed the WWE legend smiling and he looked to be in good spirits.

Those that go back and watch his promo on "Monday Night Raw" from April 8, 2014, will see that it is freakishly cryptic and foretelling.

After the passing of the 54-year-old wrestling icon, many wrestling personalities took to social media to react.

Vince McMahon tweeted, "We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our hear is with his wife Dana and his two daughters."

Triple H just tweeted, "Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters."

Stephanie McMahon also tweeted, "#RIPUltimateWarrior Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family."

Hulk Hogan -- Warrior's greatest rival -- has also tweeted, "RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH"

Kevin Nash wrote, "So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night.My heart goes out to his family.Always Believe."

Warrior posed for some pics at the airport in New Orleans around 6am this morning. We're told he was in great spirits and offered to take photos with any fan who approached him.

Chris Jericho: "Devastated to hear of the passing of @UltimateWarrior. He was a childhood hero of mine & he vs @HulkHogan WM6 is still one of the best ever"

Hornswoggle: "Saw him at the airport this morning and was going to say hello but didn't want to bother him. Still so unreal and such mind blowing news."

Trish Stratus: "Sad to hear news of Warrior passing. Just seeing him happy last 3 days – it puts life in perspective that it can't be taken for granted. RIP"

Daniel Bryan: "Heartbroken. My sincerest condolences go out to The Warrior's family. Seeing how much he loved his daughters and his wife this weekend makes it all the more heartbreaking. The Ultimate Warrior was my favorite as a kid, and getting to speak to him this weekend was one of my favorite moments. He was so nice to me. #RIPWarrior"

Randy Orton: "My thoughts and prayers go out to the Warrior family. It breaks my heart after seeing how proud his girls are of their father. Stay strong"

Batista: "After all these years I finally got 2 tell him that me shaking the ropes was an homage 2 him. Blessed to have had that moment. #onelife"

The Rock: "Loss always has a way of reminding us to live and love as greatly as we can. My prayers and strength to his family. RIP Ultimate Warrior."

Diamond Dallas Page: "Deeply saddened to find out about the passing of #WWE LEGEND, @UltimateWarrior. You & your legacy will FOREVER be remembered in our hearts!"

Bad News Barrett: "Truly awful news about The Ultimate Warrior's passing. Thoughts go out to his family. RIP."

Jim Ross: "Sad to pass along the news that the Ultimate Warrior has died. Condolences to his wife & two, young daughters. RIP Warrior"

Hulk Hogan: "RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH"

Kevin Nash: "So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night.My heart goes out to his family.Always Believe."

Hornswoggle: "This is absolutely horrific news. After just meeting my hero yesterday,finding out about @UltimateWarrior passing is unbelievable.Speechless"

Gregory Shane Helms: "The wrestling world has lost another legend. RIP ULTIMATE WARRIOR. Dammit."

Austin Aries: "WTF?! Really!? #Warrior"

Nattie: "Thoughts and prayers go out to Warrior and his family. Incredibly sad to hear this news."

John Layfield: "Really saddened to hear about @UltimateWarrior passing away. RIP A tremendous legend."

Curtis Axel: "Shocked and very saddened to hear about Ultimate Warrior passing. Prayers go out to his family! RIP. Loss for words…"

Zack Ryder: "I'm in shock. The Ultimate Warrior has passed away. I just met him yesterday. RIP. I'll always believe!!!"

Rowdy Roddy Piper: "Tomorrow is promised to know one!! Enjoy every second, with a tool called love!! My love to The Warrior and family. RIP"

Titus O'Neil: "Very disappointed 2hear of the passing of @WWE HOF #ultimatewarrior my Kids just met him this weekend&I enjoyed meeting his family. #Wow"

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