WWE Star Ultimate Warrior Cause of Death Revealed

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WWE star The Ultimate Warrior's death on April 8 was from "natural causes," according to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's office.

The wrestler, whose real name was James Hellwig, collapsed in Scottsdale, Ariz., while walking his wife to their car at a hotel and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. He was 54.

The official cause of death is "atherosclerotic/arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease," a representative from the medical examiner's office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, and no further investigation is expected. 

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The Ultimate Warrior was one of the biggest names in wrestling during the late '80s and early '90s, and was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame just days before he passed away.

Following his death last week, the WWE released a statement expressing its remorse to THR:

STORY: WWE Star The Ultimate Warrior Dies at 54

"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 history. 

"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 daughters."

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