The wrestling world is mourning the loss of James ‘Kamala’ Harris, who passed away at age 70. The larger-than-life character had a storied career than spanned several decades.
Following the news of his passing, WWE issued a statement, looking back at his memorable career. All Elite Wrestling and Impact Wrestling also tweeted out graphics in memory of the wrestling legend.
Several pro-wrestling stars took to social media to honor the wrestling legend.
WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70.https://t.co/d0kGY4GcTO
— WWE (@WWE) August 10, 2020
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) August 10, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 10, 2020
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Kamala. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/7wGbDdc8NS
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 10, 2020
RIP Kamala. I’m happy I had the opportunity to share a locker room with him many years ago. A giant of a gentleman. Godspeed sir. pic.twitter.com/G20iYuoojC
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) August 9, 2020
Absolutely crushed to hear that Kamala has passed away. Had the privilege to meet him a handful of times. He was a pure sweetheart of a man. The Ugandan Giant/Headhunter was one of my favorite characters in wrestling history.
Unforgettable as a man & as a wrestler. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/6mS9bxYUef
— Chris Hero (Is Back) (@ChrisHero) August 9, 2020
Rest in Peace Kamala! Just as much as he was a scary in ring, he was a sweetheart in real life. He informed me I had knocked out a tooth on a clothesline. After I apologized profusely he informed me he was set to get it pulled anyway and I saved him $30 lol Rest easy my friend… pic.twitter.com/Sd2x1HKo0R
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) August 10, 2020
Another legend who deserved to be in @WWE Hall of Fame and ALIVE when that time came. An all around great talent and good guy that got over and stood out wherever he went. RIP to the great “Ugandan Giant” Kamala. His memory will live on forever. ~PHS#RIPKamala #Kamala #WWE #WWF pic.twitter.com/LnxIM0D59F
— Elijah Burke (@DaBlackPope) August 10, 2020
Just been told that Kamala has passed away. pic.twitter.com/oBGnezmujn
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) August 9, 2020
RIP KAMALA 🐐 pic.twitter.com/91TVN6LaHV
— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 9, 2020
Rest in peace, Kamala.
— The #MULTIFARIOUS Matthew Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 10, 2020
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) August 10, 2020
The Ugandan Warrior Kamala was an amazing performer
I enjoyed all of his stuff
A character like that can never exist in todays world
Sad to hear his passing pic.twitter.com/HbkJJYozAU
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) August 9, 2020
I’m heartbroken to hear of the passing away of Big Jim Harris, aka Kamala. I met Jim in 1981 in Croydon, close to London England where he was breaking in as The Mississippi Mauler working with Big Daddy Crabtree. I… https://t.co/MhOpY4aJsR
— Bret Hart (@BretHart) August 10, 2020