In shocking news in the world of wrestling, the Ultimate Warrior has died. The 54-year-old passes just days after being inducted into the Hall of Fame and hours after appearing on Monday Night Raw. James Hellwig is survived by his wife and two daughters.
His cause of death hasn’t been revealed, however there is already a lot of speculation regarding what killed the Ultimate Warrior. Wrestlers who have died early have sometimes been found to have been addicted to drugs (mostly cocaine) or alcohol. Steroid use is one reason why these sportsmen die young. Suicide is another.
Additionally, concussions and their long-term negative impact on health are just now being fully understood. Could that have played a role in the demise of James Hellwig? We’ll keep you updated on what the autopsy results indicate.
In the meantime, check out the Twitter reactions from his fellow WWE wrestlers. Click the right arrow to view the whole gallery: