Hall of Fame wrestler Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

Just a day after appearing on World Wrestling Entertainment's Monday Night Raw, recent Hall of Fame inductee the Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54.

WWE confirmed the news on its website late Tuesday, though no official cause of death was given.

"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior.

"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," the statement read, in part.

TMZ reported that Warrior collapsed outside of a hotel in Arizona Tuesday at approximately 5:50 p.m. PT while walking to a car with his wife. TMZ's report stated that he was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Below is video of his appearance on Monday night's Raw.

Born James Hellwig, he began his career in 1987 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame last week. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Hall of Fame wrestler the Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday night. (WWE.com)

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