Major U.S. Newspaper Claimed The Ultimate Warrior Was Dead
They wrote: "Savage's passing follows the deaths of several other prominent wrestlers from the 1980s, including Yokozuna, Ultimate Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow and Savage's one-time female partner and wife, Miss Elizabeth."
The article, which is available at NYPost.com, has since removed the Ultimate Warrior mention.
The death of Ultimate Warrior has been a common misconception dating back to 1992 when he appeared at WrestleMania VIII following a lengthy sabbatical with shorter hair and a less muscular physique.
Warrior himself acknowledged the misconception in the introductory message of his official website, UltimateWarrior.com.
He wrote, "I am not dead. Nor have I ever died. Don't laugh. There are plenty of kooks (too many) who write and inform me that I am or that I have -- and then demand I write back and confirm it!"