WWE Wrestler Ultimate Warrior Dies at 54, Hip-Hop Community Reacts on Twitter
Ultimate Warrior, one of the most influential and iconic wrestling superstars in WWE history, passed away at the age of 54 Tuesday (April 8). Friend and fellow wrestler Triple H confirmed the sad news on Twitter. As of today (April 9), there is no word on the cause of death.
The WWE also issued a press release to announce the passing of Ultimate Warrior, whose real name is James Hellwig.
A few days prior to his death, Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and appeared at Wrestlemania 30 and ‘Monday Night Raw.’ The charismatic wrestler will be remembered for his war paint-decorated face, acrobatic wrestling skills and his long fiery soliloquies before facing his opponent in the ring. In 1990, he defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to win the world title.
Ultimate Warrior is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.
Upon hearing the news, rappers and celebrities alike took to Twitter to express their sentiments regarding the Ultimate Warrior’s passing.
Read some of their tweets below.
We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters.
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 9, 2014
damn I thought the ultimate warrior been died, but it's still wack tho cause he was my favorite wrestler
— TROY AVE B$B (@TroyAve) April 9, 2014
Can't lie. I'm sad about Warrior. His final speech is heartbreaking. At least all his fans got a chance to witness it. Smh. Grew up to him
— Lola aka Boo (@GangstaBooQOM) April 9, 2014
The Ultimate Warrior is dead??? Smh… Wow!!! RIP
— JAE MILLZ (@JAE_MILLZ) April 9, 2014
Dammmmm R.I.P. to the Ultimate Warrior!!!!
— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) April 9, 2014
Damn Ultimate Warrior is dead. #RIP
— PAPI (@BodegaBAMZ) April 9, 2014
— Mr. BAKLAVA (@ActionBronson) April 9, 2014
We send our condolences to Hellwig’s family and the wrestling community.