Wrestling Legend The Ultimate Warrior Dies At 54

Wrestlers and wrestling fans mourn the late superstar, stunned by his sudden passing.

The WWE announced on its website late Tuesday that James Hellwig, known in the professional wrestling world as The Ultimate Warrior, had died.

The announcement followed rumors of the wrestler's death just days before, leading many to suspect that the announcement was another hoax. Tweets from wrestling stars like Triple H and his wife, Steph McMahon, served as confirmation.

Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters

Sad to pass along the news that the Ultimate Warrior has died. Condolences to his wife & two, young daughters. RIP Warrior

#RIPUltimateWarrior Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family.

BREAKING NEWS: WWE is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of The Ultimate Warrior. http://t.co/6uccA9pkKe

Truly awful news about The Ultimate Warrior's passing. Thoughts go out to his family. RIP.

So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night.My heart goes out to his family.Always Believe.

Hellwig made two public appearances in the last week. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday and appeared on Monday Night Raw on Monday.

Video of his Monday Night Raw appearance on April 7.

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Video of his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5.

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