Ultimate Warrior died just 20 hours after talking of heart failure and ‘immortality’

Ultimate Warrior died just 20 hours after talking of heart failure and 'immortality' | PakistanTribeARIZONA – Former World Heavy weight Champion and one of the most iconic wrestlers of the 1980s and 90s, Ultimate Warrior is no more in the world, PakistanTribe.com reported.

The 54-year old Warrior, born Jim Hellwig, declared dead by the doctors in local hospital after the heart attack in Arizona.

Ultimate Warrior spoke about how his heart would beats its final beat and talked about his immortal spirit on Monday night.

He had just flown home from attending Wrestlemania last Sunday night in New Orleans, where he had finally made his peace with former boss Vince McMahon.

He had also been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame that night after 18 years of bitterness between him and his former employer.

Eerily, Warrior later spoke to WWEs flagship show RAW where, during an in-ring interview, he seemed to predict his own passing.
Just two days earlier on Saturday night, he had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Former bodybuilder Hellwig is best remembered for his colourful face paint, muscular physique and high octane ring entrance in which he used to sprint to the ring, and usually defeated his opponents swiftly. He was one of the most popular wrestlers with children of all time.

His most famous moment came in April 1990 when he defeated Hulk Hogan for the World Championship at Wrestlemania 6 in match watched by a global audience of millions.

His dramatic victory over the reigning Intercontinental Champion the Honky Tonk Man at Summerslam in 1988 to capture the belt is another fan favourite.

Warrior stormed to the ring and humbled poor Honky in a mere 30 seconds to claim championship gold.

In 1993, Hellwig, legally changed his name to Warrior. He retired from active wrestling in 1999 and went on to become a prolific blogger and occasional motivational speaker.

He is survived by his wife Dana and two young daughters.

A statement from WWE read, “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.”

It went on: “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 andMonday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans.”

Hulk Hogan, one his most hated rivals in the ring, said on Twitter “RIP WARRIOR. Only love. HH.”


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