Ultimate Warrior Autopsy: Heart Attack Killed Wrestler

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According to autopsy results revealed today The Ultimate Warrior - the wrestling legend who died last week  - was killed by a massive heart attack.

The Ultimate Warrior Photo

The coroner who conducted the autopsy reports that the wrestler - real name James Helwig - was suffering from long-term advanced cardiovascular disease.

Those closest to Helwig initially believed that a heart attack was the cause of the Ultimate Warrior's death as he reportedly clutched his chest before collapsing and came from a family with a history of heart disease.

Just 54 years old, Helwig was admitted to the Wrestling Hall of Fame four days before his untimely demise.

The autopsy results also list Helwig's cause of death as "natural," meaning that no drugs, alcohol or foul play were involved.

Many have wondered publicly if the demanding toll taken by a lifetime of pro wrestling didn't contribute to Helwig's fatal condition.

After starting as a bodybuilder, Helwig wrestled professionally for 12 years before retiring in 1998. He remained involved in the sport throughout his retirement and made his final public appearance at a WWE the same week of his death.

Fans of the sport consider Helwig to be among the most popular and successful pro wrestlers of all time.

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