WWE's Public Relations department is issuing the statement we posted at this link to confirm the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. The cause of death and details are unclear as of this writing.
ABC News and TMZ have picked up on the story and have posted the following Tweets:
JUST IN: WWE says in an official statement that iconic wrestler James Hellwig, known as the Ultimate Warrior, has died at age 54 - @ABC
— ABC World News (@ABCWorldNews) April 9, 2014
Ultimate Warrior Dies -- Dead at 54 http://t.co/rNl0WGMgvE
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 9, 2014
JUST IN: WWE says in an official statement that iconic wrestler James Hellwig, known as the Ultimate Warrior, has died at age 54.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 9, 2014
Warrior was born with the real name James Hellwig but had it legally changed to Warrior. He is survived by his wife Dana and their two daughters. All three were at the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as was his mother.