Sources claim the wrestler had a syncopal episode and collapsed as he was leaving a hotel in Arizona. Hellwig was accompanied by his wife at his time of death. Media sources report Hellwig was simply walking to his car with his wife when he suddenly collapsed. A cause of death has not been released at time of report.
WWE announced Tuesday night the death of the Ultimate Warrior, James Hellwig.
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
RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014
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