SAN FRANCISCO, August 10, (THEWILL) – World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend, James Harris, popularly known as Kamala, has died from complications from coronavirus at the age of 70.
According to his autobiography’s co-author, Kenny Casanova, who confirmed his demise on his Facebook page, Kamala, he said was “one of the nicest guys”.
Casanova wrote: “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.”
The WWE also issued a statement confirming his death.
“WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70.
“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.”
THEWILL reports that Kamala had also suffered from diabetes, which forced doctors to amputate his legs.