Former WWE wrestler, James Kamala Harris passes away at 70

Smrithi Mohan
Aug 10, 2020 07:24 IST
James Kamala Harris

WWE's popular and legendary wrestler James Harris aka Kamala passed away due to health-related issues.

The former WWE legend and Wrestler, James Kamala Harris who was popularly known as 'The Uganda Giant' Kamala passed away on Monday. Harris who made his debut in 1984 has fought a number of well-known wrestlers throughout his career including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant.

Kamala, his character was promoted as a 6-foot-7, 350-pound "Ugandan Giant." He walked on to the wrestling stage in war paint, a loincloth and approached the ring wearing an African mask and carrying a spear and shield. He found against the contenders with his barefoot. He defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan at Bash at the Beach in his first WCW pay-per-view appearance.

Although the cause of his death is unknown it is reported that he suffered from various health issues. His legs also had to be amputated due to complications caused by diabetes in recent years.

Fans and fellow wrestlers offered their condolences on Twitter:

RIP, Kamala.

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