For those just hearing the news, the Ultimate Warrior died suddenly on Tuesday in the state of Arizona at age 54. I’ve compiled a timeline of events so you can get quickly caught up.
Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54: Timeline of Events:
11:41 PM EDT – 8 Apr 2014 Triple H Tweeted the following:
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 9, 2014
11:55 PM EDT – 8 Apr 2014 Stephanie McMahon Tweeted the following:
#RIPUltimateWarrior Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 9, 2014
Just after Midnight EDT – 9 Apr 2014 WWE issued the following statement:
WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. 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. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.
12:52 AM EDT – 9 Apr 2014 TMZ reported the Ultimate Warrior collapsed outside a hotel in Arizona at 5:50 PM on Tuesday evening while walking to his car with his wife Dana. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.