According to the WWE, James Hellwig, most commonly known as The Ultimate Warrior, has died. While the cause of death is unknown, the timing is particularly saddening given that Hellwig was just days removed from being inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame and returning to the company after an 18-year hiatus. Wrestling's biggest stars tweeted out their condolences after learning about Warrior's death.
The last tweet by Jake "The Snake" Roberts is especially poignant. The Warrior had been alienated from the wrestling world for the past decade, often represented as a bitter man on bad terms with many wrestling figures (from Hulk Hogan to Vince McMahon to Jake Roberts). It's poetic that the Warrior at least got to reconcile with the wrestling industry, meet fans, and appear on WWE television one more time before he left.