The Ultimate Warrior collapsed and died outside an Arizona hotel

The Ultimate Warrior dead

R.I.P. James Brian Hellwig, a.k.a The Ultimate Warrior. The WWE confirmed the shocking news last night after word spread on social media of his passing. One of the first to weigh in was Triple H.


According to TMZ, Hellwig was walking with his wife when he collapsed outside an Arizona hotel. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

For most of his WWE career, Warrior had a running feud with Hulk Hogan. Their rivalry is considered one of the best in WWE history. At Wrestlemania VI, Warrior defeated Hulk for the championship.

Early this morning, Hulk also passed on his condolences.


The Warrior was 54-years-old. He is survived by his wife Dana and their two daughters.