Rest in peace, to the Ultimate Warrior. According to the WWE, the wrestler passed last night due to unknown circumstances. He was 54.
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
The charismatic grappler was recently inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame.
Warrior was electric, imbuing the sport with personality, his unique blend of style and skill. Although his era will undoubtedly be defined by Hulk Hogan, the man born James Hellwig (who later, legally, changed his name to Warrior) was immensely influential. His flame burned bright for a much shorter time, but like DMX, there was a concentrated time where Warrior, not Jay Z (or the Hulkster to make the comparison complete) reigned supreme.