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World Wrestling Entertainment: Ultimate Warrior dies aged 54

World Wrestling Entertainment: Ultimate Warrior dies aged 54

Former WWE champion Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54.

The WWE said it is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever.

Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history, becoming the WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter.

Warrior took his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday night and also appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his fans.

Warrior is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.

WWE Owner, Vince McMahon, tweeted: “We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters.”

Updated: Wednesday 9 April 2014