Pro wrestler James “Kamala” Harris has sadly died at the age of 70.
Also known as the “Ugandan Giant,” the WWE confirmed on Sunday night (August 9) that Kamala had passed away.
“WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70,” the WWE wrote on their website. “Under the frightening face paint of Kamala, the 6-foot-7, 380-pound Harris battled the greatest Superstars in sports-entertainment history, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant. He terrorized opponents and thrilled audiences in Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE until 2006. WWE extends its condolences to Harris’ family, friends and fans.”
As of right now, the cause of Kamala‘s death has not been announced. He suffered for multiple health ailments over the years, and had to have his both of his legs amputated due to medical complications from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Kamala was an active pro wrestler from 1978 until 2010. He fought other WWE legends including Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. In his final appearances in the WWE ring, Kamala played more comedic roles.
Our thoughts are with Kamala‘s loved ones during this time.