Ultimate Warrior’s wife pays tribute to fans with touching letter
Dana Warrior has issued a heartfelt message to thank wrestling fans and has vowed to continue to live by The Ultimate Warrior’s credo to “Always Believe.”
A week after the passing of her husband’s death, she paid tribute to his legion of fans while describing her “absolute broken heart.”
The popular wrestler of the 80s and early 90s collapsed last Tuesday while walking with Dana and the 54-year-old was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The Maricopa County medical examiner’s office determined that he died of heart disease.
“He taught me to live by his creed, ‘Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing’s too hard to do, ALWAYS BELIEVE,’ and with that creed I will carry on and make him proud,” she wrote in the letter posted on the WWE website.
Born James Hellwig, he legally changed his name to Warrior, while Dana and their two daughters, Indiana and Mattigan, used Warrior as their last name.
“Since the passing of my husband, I have been fortunate enough to insulate my sweet girls and myself from the outside world. In this bubble we have grieved and continue to do so,” she wrote.
“For a week, I did not allow any television or media to seep through our cocoon. I was told, though, of the outpouring of love for my beloved husband and support for, as he always called us, his Warrior Girls. I can only say thank you.”
“Streaks are broken but legends live forever,” she concluded.