The Ultimate Warrior, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last Saturday as part of WrestleMania 30 festivities, is dead at the age of 54, according to a post on WWE.com.
No details of his death were mentioned in the post.
He was born Jim Hellwig until legally changing his name to Warrior, and excited WWE fans in the late '80s and early '90s by sprinting to the ring sporting face paint and color-coordinated tassels and trunks.
In 1990, Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan to become WWE champion at WrestleMania 6 in Toronto and later worked for World Championship Wrestling.
"We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters," WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon said on his verified Twitter account.