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