Update 2X: Here is the latest that TMZ is reporting:
Ultimate Warrior looked like he was on the verge of a medical catastrophe all weekend — sweaty and stressed, like he was about to “burst at the seams” … eyewitnesses tell TMZ. According to sources who were with Warrior this past weekend, the WWE legend looked like he was in constant pain … sweaty and looked very uncomfortable, like he was choking on his tie. It was apparent to everyone … something was seriously off. Another warning sign — when Warrior did his signature rope shake after his big speech on Monday Night Raw, he looked weak … and people around him noticed. One eyewitness put it this way … “We all felt like he looked like he was going to blow a gasket. It was pretty easy to see.” It makes Warrior’s speech on Monday Night Raw even more ominous … “Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath.” 24 hours later he was dead.
Update: Here is the statement from Scottsdale police spokesman Sergeant Mark Clark, mentioning a catastrophic medical condition:
“On April 8 at 5:50 pm 54-year-old “Warrior” James B Hellwig collapsed while walking with his wife to their car at the Gainy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale Fire transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival. At this point in the investigation, it appears as though a catastrophic medical condition caused his death.”
He was inducted on Saturday night into the WWE Hall of Fame, he appeared at WrestleMania 30 and then made his last public appearance on Monday’s Raw. However, i have the very sad news to say that the Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54. RIP. Here is a picture of Warrior at the airport with a fan on Tuesday morning:
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters — Triple H (@TripleH) April 9, 2014
Here is what WWE.com posted: 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. 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. Ultimate Warrior passes awayWWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.
The following is an article from TMZ.com:
9:52 PM PT — Officials tell TMZ … Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 PM on April 8th … while walking to his car with his wife. Warrior was transported to a nearby hospital … where he was pronounced dead.
TNA sent out the following: “TNA joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the passing of Warrior. He was one of the most popular superstars in the history of professional wrestling and will certainly be missed by millions of fans worldwide. We hope everyone will keep his family in their thoughts and prayers.”
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