Ultimate Warrior Died From Heart Attack


Legendary wrestler the Ultimate Warrior has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack.

Warrior collapsed in front of a hotel in Arizona on April 8. It was just days after he was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE) Hall of Fame.

The star, 54-year old, real name James Hellwig, was immediately admitted to hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to TMZ.com, his autopsy revealed he had been battling heart disease.

His death was listed as “natural” by the coroners, while the official cause was “Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease”.

He was best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1987 to 1991, and again in 1992 and 1996, as well as his stint in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1998.

While in the WWF, he became a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and won the WWF Championship when he defeated Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania VI, making him the only wrestler in the history of his company to hold both the WWF Championship and the Intercontinental Championship at the same time.

In 1993, Hellwig changed his name to “Warrior”, which is also the last name of his wife and children. He retired from professional wrestling in 1998 and focused on a public speaking career.

Prior to his death, he appeared at WrestleMania XXX, and made his final public appearance at Raw.

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