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James ‘Kamala’ Harris, former WWE wrestler, dies at 70

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

Over a career spanning more than two decades, Harris has fought many of wrestling’s superstars, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant, according to the release.

“It terrified opponents and thrilled audiences in Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE through 2006,” WWE said. His character, Kamala, was promoted as a 6 foot 7 350 pound “Ugandan giant”.

No cause of death has been given for Harris.

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

“Another legend who deserved to be in the @WWE Hall of Fame and ALIVE when that time came,”

; said former wrestler Elijah Burke, also known as Da Pope. “A great talent and a good guy all around who surpassed and stood out wherever he went. RIP for the great ‘Ugandan giant’ Kamala. His memory will live on forever.”

Former wrestler Scotty Riggs with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) tweeted that he had never met or known Harris, but understood his impact.

“Grateful that the man paved the way for wrestlers with his unique personality that made fans believe … He was one of a kind,” Riggs tweeted.

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