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Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease

Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease
The Ultimate Warrior addressing fans on “Monday Night Raw” last week.
(David Grunfeld / Associated Press)

Former pro wrestling star Ultimate Warrior, who collapsed while walking to his car last week and pronounced dead at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., died of cardiovascular disease.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick announced the finding Monday after an autopsy was conducted by the county medical examiner’s office. There was no alcohol or drugs in his system.

Warrior, 54, died last Tuesday. Witnesses say he clutched his chest before collapsing.

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Born James Hellwig, he legally changed his name to Warrior several years ago.

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