The Ultimate Warrior cause of death has been announced by the authorities in Phoenix. The Warrior died last Tuesday when he collapsed while walking to his car from a motel with his wife. According to ABC News on Monday, The Ultimate Warrior cause of death was cardiovascular disease.
An autopsy was conducted on Ultimate Warrior last Thursday and Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick revealed the results today. Scottsdale police also said there were no signs of foul play. CNN journalist Nancy Grace claimed last week that drug abuse was likely involved, but that turned out to be false information.
The exact term of the Ultimate Warrior cause of death was Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, which is another way of saying heart disease. The death was also called “natural.” This means that no drugs or alcohol played a role in the death of the former WWE superstar. Warrior was 54-years-old at the time of his death.
Many talking heads have been pointing out past steroid use as a possible Ultimate Warrior cause of death. However, there is more to the story than steroids. Ultimate Warrior’s father died at the age of 57 back in 1996. In 1999, Warrior did a deposition in one of his many court cases where he talked about his father dying at 57 and his grandfather dying at the age of 52. He said at the time he might have 20 years left of life.
The Ultimate Warrior died 15 years later. After 17 years of what Warrior called banishment, he returned to the WWE last year. He helped promote the new WWE 2K14 video game and then was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The night before his death, he cut a promo on “WWE Monday Night Raw” as The Ultimate Warrior. One day later he died. One has to think he made amends so he could say goodbye and set up his family for the future, knowing his time was growing short.
Tonight on “WWE Monday Night Raw,” the WWE will pay tribute to the career of The Ultimate Warrior. With the breaking news today of the Ultimate Warrior cause of death, the WWE can air the show with a clear conscious. There will also be a tribute show on Wednesday night on the WWE Network.