WATCH: Wrestling legend 'The Ultimate Warrior' has died

James Hellwig passed away on Tuesday according to the WWE

He was one of the most popular wrestlers in history. The Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54.

His real name was James Hellwig.

Wrestler Triple H. confirmed the news via Twitter on Tuesday night:

The WWE also released a statement:

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

The Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and appeared at Wrestlemania on Sunday.

He also made an appearance on Monday Night RAW this week:

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  1. john posted on 04/09/2014 11:13 AM
    yet another good wrestler passes away .

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