Wrestling legend James Harris, addressed as Kamala by his WWE fans , breathed his last at the age of 70. Under the spine-chilling disguise of Kamala, the 6-foot-7, 380-pound Harris engaged in battles with big stars of pro-wrestling including the Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and Andre the Giant in the early 1980s.
He was a big terror to his opponents and was a sheer delight to audiences in Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE till 2006. Harris debuted with World Wrestling Federation in July 1984 and challenged Hogan for the World Heavyweight Championship the same year after a series of victories since he started out as a beginner, including Chief Jay Strongbow.
As News18 reports, after a substantial gap of two years, working with various promotions in the United States and Canada, Harris returned to WWF and stood in feuds with Hogan once again. He formed a tag team with Wild Samoan Sika and went on to challenge Randy Savage, unsuccessfully, for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship before getting into prominent feuds like Bret Hart, The Undertaker, and the Ultimate Warrior.
Following his retirement, Harris continued to make periodical appearances in WWE. in 2011, Harris had his left leg amputated below the knee due to major complications in his health and launched a campaign seeking donations to cover his medical needs.
In 2017, Harris underwent emergency surgery and was put on life support due to complications.