We are sad to learn about the passing of Kamala. He was 70-years-old. His cause of death is unknown at this time.
Kamala, real name James Harris was a staple of WWE for years and worked memorable programs with many legends. He also wrestled extensively in the Southern United States prior to his stay with Vince McMahon’s company.
He debuted in 1978 under the ring name “Sugar Bear” Harris and racked up several titles in multiple companies. His biggest claim to fame was made when he carried a spear to the ring and went as Kamala The Ugandan Giant in the WWF.
The 1980’s Wrestling Twitter account broke the news of his passing. He had health issues for years and needed to have his left leg amputated in 2011 due to high blood pressure and diabetes. In November, 2017 Kamala underwent emergency surgery to clear fluid from around his heart and lungs.
The Cauliflower Alley Club sent out a touching tribute:
The CAC family wishes to extend our sincerest condolences to the family friends and fans the world over upon the news that the legendary James “Kamala” Harris has passed away at the age of 70. Rest in Peace James.
He made millions smile and entertained them with his work in the ring and his country music on the side. His legendary moon belly Hasbro action figure will also forever be a part of his legend.
Our thoughts go out to Kamala’s family and friends during this sad time.