Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease

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PHOENIX – Authorities in Phoenix say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

In this Monday, April 7, 2014 photo, James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, performs for the audience during WWE Monday Night Raw at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 54-year-old wrestler’s given name was James Hellwig. He collapsed April 8 while walking with his wife to their car at a Scottsdale hotel and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Scottsdale police have said there were no signs of foul play.

The Ultimate Warrior was one of pro wrestling’s biggest stars in the late 1980s.

Organizations: Scottsdale hotel

Geographic location: Medical Examiner, Scottsdale

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