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WWE Legend Ultimate Warrior Dies

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The WWE announced on Tuesday that wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior died onTuesday night The WWE announced on Tuesday that wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior died onTuesday night
KHQ.com - Three days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, professional wrestling icon Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday night.

Wrestler and WWE COO Triple H first tweeted the news Tuesday night saying, "Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters."

WWE confirmed the sad news on its website, saying, "We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans."

An official cause of death has not been released, but TMZ is reporting that Warrior, whose real name is James Hellwig, collapsed outside his Arizona hotel on Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the website.

Less than 24 hours before his death, Warrior appeared on Monday Night RAW portraying his character that he made famous in the late 80's and early 90's. On Saturday, after an 18 year absence from the WWE, Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. On Sunday, Warrior appeared at Wrestlemania 30 in New Orleans. Finally, on Monday, Warrior appeared in front of a live WWE crowd for the last time, addressing fans by saying:

"Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life what makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior."

The details of Warrior's death have not been released, but we will update you when we know more.

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