R.I.P. The Ultimate Warrior
James Brian Hellwig, better known to the world as The Ultimate Warrior, has passed away at age fifty-four. His cause of death has not been released.
The Warrior wasn’t a metal musician (although his get-up certainly fit in with the metal world’s fashion sense), and his connection to metal was tangential at best: he was at least partially the inspiration for the lyrics to The Red Chord’s “Floating Through the Vein,” he roasted Zakk Wylde, he tortured Asking Alexandria. But Vince and I were both huge fans when we were kids, and we know we’re not alone in the metal community, so it felt appropriate to take a moment to say our farewells.
R.I.P., Mr. Warrior. You will remain The Ultimate forever and all time.
Rest in power, Ultimate Warrior.
— Mike McKenzie (@gunface1) April 9, 2014
What The Ultimate Warrior did for his fans in that Final Speech is something MONEY CAN'T BUY. It Does Not Matter How He Died. Rest In Peace.
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) April 9, 2014
Warrior!! RIP :(
— Mark Hunter (@chimairamark) April 9, 2014
RIP #UltimateWarrior Big loss to the wrestling world…..
— Bumblefoot (@bumblefoot) April 9, 2014