The world of professional wrestling was stunned and saddened on April 8th after learning about the tragic death of the Ultimate Warrior who was enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame hours earlier. According to TMZ, the autopsy for the Warrior revealed he died of a heart attack.
“Officials tell TMZ … the official cause of death for Warrrior — real name James Hellwig — was determined to be “Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease” … aka heart disease. Officials classified Warrior’s death as “natural” — meaning neither drugs nor alcohol were directly involved.”
Earlier reports stated Warrior clutched his chest outside of a hotel in Arizona while walking with his wife and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he passed away.