Former professional wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack. He was 54.
Warrior's death came only 24 hours after appearing on World Wrestling Entertainment's RAW program for the first time in nearly 18 years. This appearance followed his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday. I watched an excerpt of the induction speech on Monday night and remember his heartfelt tribute to his wife and two young daughters. Needless to say, I can only imagine what they are now going through.
During his appearance on RAW, Warrior told the audience:
No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized.