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The Ultimate Warrior passes away just days after Wrestlemania 30

According to an Apr. 9 post from, WWE legend The Ultimate Warrior has passed away.

The Ultimate Warrior, real name James Hellwig, was just 54 years old at the time of his death. So far, the cause of The Ultimate Warrior's death has not been revealed.

The Ultimate Warrior passed away on the evening of Apr. 9, and more details are sure to emerge about the situation in the days and weeks ahead.

News of The Ultimate Warrior passing away was first reported by, and later confirmed with a tweet from Triple H.

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

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The Ultimate Warrior was a beloved figure in the world of pro wrestling, as he won the WWF Championship when he pinned Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania VI.

WWE Universe was shocked to hear of his passing, being that he appeared at the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony just three days before he was found dead.

The Ultimate Warrior's pro wrestling career included a stint as WWF champion between 1990 to 1991, plus a lengthy tenure in the World Wrestling Federation in the late-90s. The Ultimate Warrior was part of the WWE's Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Thoughts and prayers go out to The Ultimate Warrior's friends and family at this time.

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