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The Ultimate Warrior passes away at 54: WWE loses a legend

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According to an Apr. 9 report from FOX News, pro wrestling legend The Ultimate Warrior passed away at age 54, just three days after being inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame.

The Ultimate Warrior, real names James Brian Hellwig, collapsed outside a hotel room in Arizona on the evening of Apr. 8 while escorting his wife to a car in the parking lot.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. So far no official cause of The Ultimate Warrior's death has been announced.

If there's any good that can come of the situation, it's that The Ultimate Warrior absolutely did not take his own life.

Some in the WWE Universe speculated that suicide was the cause of The Ultimate Warrior's death because he appeared on WWE Monday Night Raw one night earlier, where he gave a chilling speech that sounded a lot like he was saying goodbye to the world.

The Ultimate Warrior was one of the biggest stars in the WWE, back in the late-80s when it was still known as the WWF.

WWE fans loved The Ultimate Warrior's high-energy style and absolutely ridiculous promo videos, where he was go into a frenzy while ranting about his rivals such as Hulk Hogan and Ravishing Rick Rude.

The Ultimate Warrior became the WWE's biggest superstar in 1990, when he pinned Hogan at Wrestlemania VI. That was undeniably the top moment in a career filled with highlights, as it was almost a passing of the torch from Hogan to Warrior.

The Ultimate Warrior retired from pro wrestling in 1998, but he retired for one last match in 2008. He was part of the WWE's Hall of Fame Class of 2014, and he appeared to be in great health at the ceremony this year in New Orleans.

Thoughts and prayers go out to The Ultimate Warrior's friends and family today.


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