Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Fight Sports

The Ultimate Warrior death was not a suicide

See also

According to an Apr. 8 report from TMZ, WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior passed away at the young age of 54.

The Ultimate Warrior, real name James Hellwig, reportedly collapsed outside a hotel in Arizona on the evening of Apr. 8, while walking his wife to a car in the parking lot.

The Ultimate Warrior, a WWE Hall of Famer, was brought to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

That news would seem to confirm that The Ultimate Warrior's cause of death was a heart attack, and not drug-related or suicide as some WWE fans had speculated on social media.

If there is any good news from the situation, it's that The Ultimate Warrior did not take his own life. Since The Ultimate Warrior collapsed outside a hotel with witnesses present, it's clear this was not a suicide.

Some WWE fans on social media speculated that The Ultimate Warrior committed suicide because his speech to the crowd during the Apr. 7 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw sounded like a sad goodbye to WWE Universe.

During the Apr. 7 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, The Ultimate Warrior told the crowd that his spirit would run forever and that someday he knew his heart would beat its final beat.

It's quite chilling to know that just one night later, The Ultimate Warrior's prophecy would be fulfilled.

"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior," the WWE wrote in a public statement. "We are grateful just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior's family, friends and fans."

Thoughts and prayers go out to The Ultimate Warrior's friends and family at this time. No word yet on funeral arrangements for him.


Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    5 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Jack Swagger is set to battle Rusev at WWE SummerSlam
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518219284" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • WWE considering turning Nikki Bella heel
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Rey Mysterio might be done with the WWE for good
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518090432" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>