WWE star Ultimate Warrior passes away at 54

WWE star Ultimate Warrior passes away at 54

Just hours after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior died at the age of 54 after collapsing in front of his hotel room in Arizona.

The WWE star, who legally changed his name from James Brian Hellwig to his ring name in 1993, entered the WWE Hall of Fame at Sunday's WrestleMania 30 and gave an impassioned speech on Monday Night RAW.

According to reports, Warrior was walking from his hotel room to his car with his wife just before 6pm yesterday when he suddenly fell to the ground and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The WWE family including the Rock, Triple H and Hulk Hogan payed tribute to the WWE star, who entertained the fans with his trademark antics.

"Loss always has a way of reminding us to live and love as greatly as we can. My prayers and strength to his family. RIP Ultimate Warrior," tweeted The Rock.

"Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters," added WWE COO Triple H, with Hulk Hogan, whom Ultimate Warrior worked with for so many years, writing simply: "RIP WARRIOR. Only love."Ultimate Warrior played a key part in the then WWF's boom in the early 90s. 

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