The American wrestler James Harris best known by his ring name “Kamala” a.k.a. “The Ugandan Giant” died at the age of seventy on 9th August 2020. The famous and legendary wrestler portrayed himself as a fearsome Ugandan who wrestled barefoot with war paint all over the face and body and loincloth.
Kamala had debuted into the wrestling world in 1978 with “Sugar Bear” as his ring name and retired in 2010. The wrestling world and his fans are saddened to hear the news of his demise. May his soul rest in peace. Here is everything we know about the big guy, Kamala, and the cause of his death.
|Birthday||May 28, 1950|
|Age||70 years old|
|Net Worth||$3 million approx.|
|Wife||Sheila Stover (1974- 2005), Melissa Guzman|
10 Facts on James Harris aka Kamala
James Harris was born on 28th May 1950 in Senatobia, Mississippi, United States. He was 70 years old when he died on 9th August 2020 in Brooklyn, New York.
James debuted as a wrestler in 1978 under the ring name Sugar Bear Harris and in 1979 he won his first championship in NWA tri-state.
Apart from Kamala, he is known by many of his ring names like Ugandan Giant, Bad News Harris, Jim Harris, Kimala, The Mississippi Mauler, Sugar Bear Harris, and Ugly Bear Harris.
He stands 6 feet 7 inches (201 cm) tall and weighs around 172 kgs (380 lbs).
Kamala debuted in WWF (World Wrestling Federation), now WWE in 1984. He left WWF in late 1984 after the battle royal in November. He later returned in 1986 and left abruptly again in 1987 due to dissatisfaction in pay.
He has also feuded with top wrestling champions in the United States Wrestling Association, World Class Championship Wrestling, WING, Super World of Sports, and many other wrestling promotions.
He was married to Sheila Stover(1974-2004). He later married Melissa Guzman.
In 1993, his brother in law murdered his sister and niece. His mother also died in 1988. His father was also killed and his son also had died of AIDS in 2005.
Kamala has been dealing with bad health conditions for a long time. He was high blood pressure and diabetes patient and due to its complications, he had to get his left leg amputated in November 2011 and 5 months later his other leg was also amputated.
In November 2017, he was put on life support after an emergency surgery but he did show some signs of improvement at that time. He died this weekend on 9th August and his exact cause of death is not revealed yet.