Ultimate Warrior Real Name James Brian Hellwig, Dead at 54

Promotional poster featuring The Ultimate Warr...

Promotional poster featuring The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Ultimate Warrior’s real name is James Brian Hellwig.  The WWE made the sad announcement today that the Ultimate Warrior, James Hellwig, passed away.  He was 54-years-old.

TMZ reports Hellwig was leaving a hotel late Tuesday night, when he suddenly fell down and lost consciousness.  The legendary wrestler was leaving the hotel with his wife.

Only several days ago, The Ultimate Warrior was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame.  Wrestlers worldwide are expressing their condolences to Hellwig and his family.