I am shocked and deeply saddened to report that The Ultimate Warrior, (real name Jim Helwig) has passed away. He was 54 years old.
TMZ reports that Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel, and later died at a nearby hospital. At the time of his collapse, he was walking to his car with his wife, Dana. This occured around 5:50pm local time (8:50pm EST).
Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this weekend, and appeared on this past Monday's WWE Raw for the first time in years.
Warrior seemed to be using the weekend as a chance to make amends and bury hatchets with those he worked with. He was able to get one last moment with the fans in the ring. He was reportedly very approachable and was willing to sign autographs with fans at airports, when approached.
We will have more details as they develop.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Warrior.