On Tuesday night, the WWE confirmed the unfortunate news that James Brian Hellwig, more know commonly by his stage name The Ultimate Warrior, had passed away at the age of 54.
The Ultimate Warrior appeared at WrestleMania and Monday Night Raw over the past 48 hours, after being inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame over the weekend.
Monday night, The Ultimate Warrior gave his final farewell to the fans in a haunting speech on Raw.
Here is the full text of his speech:
“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 what makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am The Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever.”
You can watch the full video of The Ultimate Warrior’s final speech below:
We would like to send our thoughts and condolences to the entire Hellwig family as they deal with this incredibly difficult time.