On Tuesday night, James Hellwig—aka The Ultimate Warriorpassed away at the age of 54, just three days after getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and just one day after making an appearance on RAW and giving a moving speech that featured several references to his own death.

"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own," he said on RAW. "Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit will be immortalized."

You can watch the entire speech here:

Obviously, because of the impact that The Ultimate Warrior had on the world of professional wrestling, people are shocked right now to hear the news about his death. One of the first people to share his reaction to the news was WWE wrestler Triple H:

The WWE also released a statement shortly after Triple H's tweet went up.

"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior," the statement said. "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 legion 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."

Since then, there have been dozens of other former and current pro wrestlers and WWE employees who have also chimed in:

Quite a few celebrities from all walks of life, including pro athletes and rappers, have also expressed their condolences and shared their memories of The Ultimate Warrior on Twitter:

And WWE fans, young and old, have taken to Twitter as well to send out tweets about The Ultimate Warrior. The #RIPUltimateWarrior hashtag is currently one of the top trending topics on the social media site:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to The Ultimate Warrior and his family. R.I.P. to a true legend in every sense of the word.

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