The Ultimate Warrior death echoed around the world as fans were saddened the loss of the wrestling icon. WWE legendary wrestler James Hellwig died after collapsing in an Arizona hotel on Tuesday afternoon, around 24 hours after he addressed a chilling speech in the WWE Monday Night Raw.
According to TMZ website, ‘Warrior was walking down a hallway at the Gainey Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ and headed toward his car with his wife -- when he stopped, clutched his chest and went down.’
Hellwig autopsy was performed on Thursday lastweek with result released Monday as Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease or massive heart attack as Warrior’s cause of death. TMZ added that there were no indication of alcohol or drug related causes on Hellwig’s death.
The Ultimate Warrior is remembered donning his iconic warpaint mask representing a typecast villian noted for his gorilla growl and his ability to ignite a crowd. Hellwig wrestling career rose in his premier performance in the WrestleMania of the 1990s.
Warrior defeated report indicated that Warrior is the 12th wrestler who competed at WrestleMania VI to have died.in the WrestleMania VI main event championship on April 1, 1990, at SkyDome in Toronto. The PostGame
, Andre the Giant, John ‘Earthquake ‘ Tenta and Ray Traylor tot name a few all heart related death. It has been well-documented that most of wrestlers' cause of death are from painkiller drug abuse and steroid use.
In social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, fans posted photos videos to honor on James Hellwig memorial. One fan wears armband with a Warrior's mask image on it.
Other fan tribute is doing a podcast episode to show Ultimate Warrior’s memorial. Hundreds of fans change their Twitter profile image to Warriors mask or changing their computer screen to Hellswig’s wallpaper. And even immortalized Hellwig tattoo in their bodies.
Fans are also awaiting to Ultimate Warrior’s funeral date as it will be announced soon by Hellwig’s family.