World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend James Harris, popularly known as Kamala, dies after complications from coronavirus.
The 70-year-old former powerhouse starred for Vince McMahon’s wrestling company during the late 1980s and early 90s.
His autobiography’s co-author, Kenny Casanova, wrote on Facebook: “Just got off the phone. Unfortunately, the rumors were correct. To make matters worse, it was Corona that took him; he was one of the good ones.
“Kamala was one of the most believable monsters in wrestling. He played the role perfectly, but was also one of the nicest guys you could meet.
“In helping him get his book out there, we became pretty close over the years and I am happy to have been his friend…”
WWE issued a statement late Sunday night saying: “WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70.”
Kamala began his career as the Mississippi Mauler and Sugar Bear Harris. He later transformed into his Kamala character and enjoyed great success.
But in recent years he has suffered with diabetes and needed to have both legs amputated during a series of health battles.