James Brian Hellwig, known to wrestling fans as The Ultimate Warrior has passed away at the age of 54. Known for this facial war paint and aggressive style, he became an icon for generations of fans.
"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever," they wrote on their site.
His death also comes the weekend after his emotional appearance at WrestleMania XXX, as well as a cameo on Monday Night Raw. During his turn on the mic, he almost prophetically said:
“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others, it makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. You are the legend-makers of Ultimate Warrior.”