Throughout the 1980s and '90s "The Ultimate Warrior" was among the most popular and beloved heroes in the pro wrestling world. After the shocking news of his death, other wrestling greats took to twitter to express their grief.
RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014
Break my heart. I love you forever #RIPUltimateWarrior— The Iron Sheik (@theironsheik) April 9, 2014
Tomorrow is promised to know one!! Enjoy every second, with a tool called love!! My love to The Warrior and family. RIP— Rowdy Roddy Piper (@RRoddy_Piper) April 9, 2014
Deeply saddened. We just had a great talk & buried a senseless hatchet. Talked working together. RIP Warrior. Taking solace we made peace.— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) April 9, 2014
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters— Triple H (@TripleH) April 9, 2014
Loss always has a way of reminding us to live and love as greatly as we can. My prayers and strength to his family. RIP Ultimate Warrior.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2014
His death came as a surprise since on Saturday Night he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
RIP Ultimate Warrior
The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York Apartment Sunday morning of an apparent overdose. The New York Times report:
The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46, was found in his West Village apartment around 11:30 a.m. by a friend who had become concerned at not being able to reach Mr. Hoffman.
Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be her0in, the official said.
"It's pretty apparent that it was an overdose," the official said. "The syringe was in his arm."
Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 with his portrayal of Truman Capote in the film "Capote."
He was most recently known for his role in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" He was slated to star in two more installments.
Sad, sad news. Rest in peace.
Roger Ebert has died today after revealing a recurrence of cancer earlier this week. He bravely battled with poor health due to thyroid and salivary gland cancer over the past decade. He will be especially remembered as a great film critic and movie lover from his 46 year career. He will be missed.
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Here are Griffith's reflections on aging:
You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.