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Ultimate Warrior

Suffered Fatal Heart Attack

... Autopsy Shows

4/14/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ultimate Warrior Cause of DeathThe Ultimate Warrior died from a massive heart attack ... this according to the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, TMZ has learned. 

Officials tell TMZ ... the official cause of death for Warrior -- real name James Hellwig -- was determined to be "Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease" ... aka heart disease. 

Officials classified Warrior's death as "natural" -- meaning neither drugs nor alcohol were directly involved.

As we previously reported, Warrior clutched his chest outside of an Arizona hotel on April 8 while walking with his wife. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but never regained consciousness. 

Warrior was 54 years old.

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16.

Mark    

Same as Macho Man, big boss man, me. Perfect and so on. It's a big list body count for the WWE! Funny it's almost always a heart attack. The only reason Hogans still around is most likely due to his status. He was a big name, hence spared from having to be in top form 24/7. He only did the big ticket shows.

158 days ago
17.

HRH Prince Michael    

The "Founding Father of Intensity",
May God rest your Soul.

158 days ago
18.

fastdriver    

All those years of steroid use and other performance enhancing drugs and all that 'rage" in the ring, has certainly contributed to this heart attack. How sad for his wife and family to die at such a young age. Hope he had a good insurance policy so she can continue on with her life with no money worries!

158 days ago
19.

Ulysses68    

Not all heart attacks are fatal , so it's use is correct for all those people saying it's dumb. Ironic.

158 days ago
20.

Andrescorona235    

RIP

158 days ago
21.

Kristinajp    

Did anyone not already know this?

158 days ago
22.

Catmom22    

Um the heart attack was caused by clogged and hardened arteries...which are caused by poor food choices and heredity.

158 days ago
23.

Taurus-4-    

**** this dude:) but rip

158 days ago
24.

Luz    

Rest in peace.

158 days ago
25.

Dino    

Well its on record that the Warriors father died of a heart attack at 57 and both his grandfathers died in their 50's of heart attacks. Heredity is a huge factor in heart disease, I have friends who never touched a steroid who have died from massive heart attacks in their early 40's. Duh..... its the leading cause of death in men.

158 days ago
26.

Columbo    

Steroids kill!

158 days ago
27.

Jerry    

So my question is. Was he ever diagnosed with this condition or even seen a doctor? If so can't this be treated and monitored with medication and maybe this could have been prevented. To bad he or others around him did not get him to see a doctor in the previous days.

158 days ago
28.

Clytemnestra    

I do feel sorry for anyone who dies at 54, but the dangers of anabolic steroids are well do***ented. And there have been too many other guys like him who have also died young or in some crazy road rage cir***stances. Hopefully, the Warrior's death won't go unnoticed by others who use or are thinking about steroids to give them these super-human physiques.

158 days ago
29.

indaknow    

Years of STEROID abuse caught up to him.

158 days ago
30.

Belizeanborn    

Steroids use always damage the heart. Ask Arnuld, he has had many operations to correct his damage heart from his years of steroid use.

158 days ago
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