Only 54 years old, Warrior collapsed  outside a hotel in Arizona Tuesday evening.   His death was instant.   In a statement WWE said it was "shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. …

Just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.

Warrior was born James Brian Hellwig, but legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993. He is survived by his wife Dana and daughters Indiana and Mattigan.