Just incredibly bad news to pass down after learning about the passing of WWE legend Kamala. He was 70-years-old.
Kamala, real name James Harris, had been dealing with several health issues over the last several years, including having both of his legs amputated due to diabetes and going on life support in 2017 after undergoing emergency surgery.
The Cauliflower Alley Club sent out a touching tribute:
“The CAC family wishes to extend our sincerest condolences to the family friends and fans the world over upon the news that the legendary James “Kamala” Harris has passed away at the age of 70. Rest in Peace James.”
Kamala’s cartoonish character and unique look made him an instantly-recognizable performer and he has long been recognized as an icon of last 1980s and early 1990s WWF.
WWE released a statement shortly after the news broke.
“WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70,” the statement read. “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.”