The wrestler, whose real name is James Hellwig, began his career in 1987 and went on to become one of the industry's biggest stars. One of the most famous matches fans remember is when he defeated Hulk Hogan in Wrestlemania back in 1990.
He last appeared in public this week at Monday Night Raw. No official cause of death has been released at this time.
Hellwig was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
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