UPDATE x 6: According to sources, Warrior and
his family did not stay at the WWE hotel in New Orleans. The company rented a
house locally for Warrior and his family and had a car service shuttle them to
and from events. Those backstage at the Hall of Fame said that Warrior was
friendly when approached at the Hall of Fame, but quiet and reserved most of the
UPDATE x 5: According to TMZ, law enforcement officials that spoke to
witnesses have stated that Warrior “clutched his chest” moments before he
collapsed. Reports are that Warrior was walking down a hallway at the Gainey
Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ and headed toward his car with his wife. At one
point he clutched his chest and then fell to the floor, and never
No official cause of death has been revealed, with officials
noting that Warrior had a “catastrophic medical event,” likely a heart attack.
At this time, there is no sign that drugs or alcohol had anything to do with his
death. The death is being investigated, and they are planning to do an autopsy
and toxicology tests to confirm the cause of death.
UPDATED x 4: A fan tweeted this photo with the
Ultimate Warrior on Tuesday at the New Orleans airport, just hours before
James (@Jamesfspencer) April 9,
UPDATED x 3: TMZ reports that Warrior collapsed outside his hotel
in Arizona at 5:50PM PT on April 8th. He was walking to his car with his wife.
He was then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced
We’ve posted the transcript and video of Warrior’s now-haunting
final promo from Monday’s RAW below.
UPDATED x 2: Here
is the video and transcript of the Ultimate Warrior’s now-haunting final RAW
appearance on Monday.
“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their
own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final
breath. And if what that man did in his life 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 markers 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. Ultimate. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans.
And the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever!”
UPDATED: Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have
both commented on the Ultimate Warrior’s death on Twitter.
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior.
Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 9,
Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like
you. Your spirit lives on in your family.
ORIGINAL: In a shocking turn of events, WWE.com
reports that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away at the age of 54. There are no
details regarding the circumstances of his passing. Warrior was of course
inducted into the Hall of Fame over the weekend and appeared on RAW Monday
WWE’s statement reads as follows:
WWE is shocked
and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE
Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and
quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE
Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk
Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the
opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able
to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of
fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans.
Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two
On behalf of all of us here on the website, we send
our condolences to the fans, family and friends of Warrior.