Former WWE wrestler James 

Former American professional wrestler, James Harris, who is better known by the ring name "Kamala" has passed away at the age 70.


WWE confirmed his death on their official web page.

 

The WWE statement did not say the cause of death but according to a Facebook post by Kenny Casanova, the writer who co-authored Harris’s autobiography, the wrestler died of the coronavirus. 

             Former WWE wrestler James

 

Harris, who performed in the ring as Kamala, made his WWF debut in 1984, according to WWE's website.

 

In a career that spanned more than two decades, Harris battled many of wrestling's superstars, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant. 

Standing at 6’7″ and weighing 380 pounds, fans knew Harris as “Kamala” or “The Ugandan Giant”. Kamala was characterized by an African mask, warpaint and a loincloth.

 

Other wrestlers took to social media on Sunday, August 9, to honor Harris using the hashtag #ripkamala.