Former professional wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday night at the age of 54, becoming the third pro wrestler to pass away this year.
The Ultimate Warrior, who legally changed his name to Warrior but was born Jim Hellwig, joins Big Daddy V (Feb. 18) and WWE Hall of Fame member Mae Young, who died Jan. 14 at the age of 90.
Three former WWE (formerly WWF) personalites passed away in 2013, most notably William Alvin Moody, better known by his ring name Paul Bearer, a wrestling manager that famously managed The Undertaker and Kane.
In 2012, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, whose real name is Randy Poffo, suffered a heart attack while driving with his wife in Seminole, Fla. He was 58.
While most of the deaths of professional wrestlers happened outside of the ring, there have been instances where tragedy has struck during a show, most notably on May 22, 1999 when Owen Hart, brother of WWE Hall of Fame member Brett Hart, died after an equipment malfunction during his entrance from the rafters during a WWF pay-per-view event. Hart was 34.
View the gallery above for a list of these and other notable pro wrestlers that are no longer with us.
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