Just before midnight Tuesday night, Triple H tweeted that the Ultimate Warrior died suddenly, barely 24 hours after making an appearance on RAW.
WWE.com shortly followed that up with this statement:
"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior's family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters."
Warrior was added to the Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Needless to say, this death, particularly the timing of it, is shocking, and somewhat horrifying. More information will come out soon, so hopefully we'll know more about what happened soon, but until then, every wrestling fan, particularly one that grew up watching him, has suffered a great loss. I will have more on this as the information becomes available.