Just minutes after news broke worldwide that The Ultimate Warrior had passed away suddenly at age 54. The news was incredibly shocking and unexpected. Warrior just had been in the pro wrestling’s consciousness once again after being inducted into the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame and then subsequently appearing at WWE WrestleMania XXX and the following night’s WWE Monday Night RAW.
According to TMZ, Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel late in the afternoon on Tuesday, April 8. He was walking to his car with his wife. He was then rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Obviously an autopsy will need to be run to determine Warrior’s official cause of death.
As news keeps pouring about the sudden and tragic event, the wrestling world has united via social media, sending their condolences to Warrior’s family and remembering their fondest memories of working with the man or watching him in action.
Attached is footage of Ultimate Warrior’s final public appearance. He appeared on Monday Night RAW live from New Orleans, Louisiana and stood mid-ring one last time. He addressed his legions of fans and the wrestling fraternity and gave some chilling words.