The world woke up to sad news today. WWE legend Kamala aka James Harris breathed his last at the age of 70. The passing away of the icon has left a void for sure. Reacting to the news and paying their tribute to the late star of the ring are his friends and contemporaries. Below is what they have to say.
The news of Kamala’s death broke in today. The reason behind his demise is not yet announced. But as per the reports surfacing online, it is being said that the legend succumbed to the widespread Novel Coronavirus.
Kamala’s co-wrestler Bret Hart has penned a long note for his late friend. Hart has spoken about meeting James in 1981. An excerpt from the note read, “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 caught up with him 3 years later as Kamala in WWE when he was a terrifying monster heel working on top with Hulk Hogan. Unlike his heel character, he was one of the friendliest, nicest, happy-go-lucky guys I ever knew in pro wrestling.”
Another friend to react to Kamala’s death was William Regal, who wrote, “My deepest condolences to the family of James Harris. I first saw him on TV when I was a child in the UK and at live shows as “The Missisippi Mauler” Big Jim Harris and then had the pleasure of being on shows with him in the US. A lovely man.”
Below is a compilation of reaction:
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
My deepest condolences to the family of James Harris. I first saw him on TV when I was a child in the UK and at live shows as “The Missisippi Mauler” Big Jim Harris and then had the pleasure of being on shows with him in the US. A lovely man. https://t.co/dfYathRlyK
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 10, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Kamala’s family and pray that his soul rests in peace.