WWE wrestler James Harris has died at the age of 70.
The star’s death was confirmed by WWE, who posted a tribute on its website.
His autobiography’s co-author, Kenny Casanova, later claimed on Facebook that he had died from complications from coronavirus.
“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…”
Best known as his alter ego Kamala, James was seen wearing warpaint and a loincloth in the ring, and spoke infrequently.
He fought against icons including Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, and Jake The Snake.
As news broke of his loss, tributes soon poured in, with industry friends remembering him as a ‘giant of a gentleman.’