The Ultimate Warrior, James Hellwig, Dead Dies At 54

Warrior talks about his career as the Ultimate Warrior, a playable WWE Legend, available exclusively by pre-ordering WWE 2K14, on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for 2K/AP Images)

(AP) – Legendary wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, who was infamous for his colorful warpaint and arrogant stage swagger, died at the age of 54, just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The death of James Hellwig, a longtime star of the sport who appeared at WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, was announced by World Wrestling Entertainment Tuesday night.

The Warrior became champion of what was then known as the WWF at WrestleMania VI in 1990 when he defeated another iconic wrestler Hulk Hogan.

TMZ reports he collapsed outside an Arizona hotel.

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