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Autopsy results say Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease, per ESPN report

Autopsy results on wrestling legend James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, revealed he died of cardiovascular disease, according to a report from ESPN.

Autopsy results say Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease, per ESPN report

FILE - In this April 5, 2014 file photo provided by the WWE, James Hellwig, aka The Ultimate Warrior, speaks during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The WWE said Hellwig, one of pro wrestling´s biggest stars in the late 1980s, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was 54. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE, File)
FILE - In this April 5, 2014 file photo provided by the WWE, James Hellwig, aka The Ultimate Warrior, speaks during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The WWE said Hellwig, one of pro wrestling's biggest stars in the late 1980s, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was 54. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE, File)

Autopsy results on wrestling legend James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, revealed he died of cardiovascular disease, according to a report from ESPN.

Hellwig died April 8 at an Arizona hotel just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He was 54.

The Maricopa County examiner's office said his death was of natural causes and that there were no signs of drugs or alcohol being a factor. Scottsdale police said that there were no signs of foul play.

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