Pro Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

Source: Dan Good / ABC News

The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling’s biggest superstars, has died at 54, days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE officials said in a statement.

“WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” a statement read.

Warrior, born James Brian Hellwig, legally changed his name in 1993. The cause of his death was not mentioned.

He began his career in 1987 and had become one of the biggest stars in the company by 1990, defeating Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to win the world title.

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