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Former WWE Star The Ultimate Warrior Died of Heart Disease

The Denver Post via Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Former WWE star The Ultimate Warrior died last week of heart disease, according to a spokesperson for Maricopa County, Arizona.

The spokesperson said an autopsy was conducted last Thursday. The manner of death was listed as "natural."

The Ultimate Warrior, whose birth name was James Hellwig but who legally changed his name to Warrior, collapsed outside of a Scottsdale, Ariz., hotel last Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 54.

The Ultimate Warrior was one of WWE's biggest stars in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His death came just three days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and one day after making an appearance on WWE's Monday Night Raw TV show, which aired from New Orleans.

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