The Ultimate Warrior Death: WWE Fans, Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik React

The legendary wrestler died suddenly Tuesday evening

Wrestling icon The Ultimate Warrior, a.k.a. James Hellwig, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening. He was 54.

The cause of his death has not yet been disclosed, but the news sent shockwaves around the pro-wrestling world, with fans expressing their dismay over the legendary grappler’s passing.

He had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame only a few days before he died.

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“WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” the WWE said in a statement. “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. 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 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. ”

Hulk Hogan and other wrestlers took to social media to share their grief.

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Watch The Ultimate Warrior’s final appearance below: