The WWE says James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, passed away Tuesday at the age of 54.
The WWE announced Hellwig's death Tuesday night in a statement, though no details were given.
Hellwig was one of pro wrestling's biggest stars in the late 1980s. He beat Hulk Hogan in a memorable match at Wrestlemania in 1990.
He was in the spotlight again earlier this week, making appearances at the latest Wrestlemania in New Orleans and on "Monday Night Raw," and being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters.— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 9, 2014
RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014
Loss always has a way of reminding us to live and love as greatly as we can. My prayers and strength to his family. RIP Ultimate Warrior.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2014
Shocked to hear of Ultimate Warrior's death. I used to drive to Sportatorium in Dallas to see him in WCCW. He had a damn good run. RIP— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) April 9, 2014
The WWE didn't immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking additional details.