In a career spanning more than two decades, Harris fought many wrestling superstars, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant, according to the release.
“He terrorized opponents and thrilled audiences in the Mid-South, Wrestling Championship World Class, WCW and WWE until 2006,” the WWE said. His character, Kamala, was promoted as a 6-foot-7, 350-pound “Ugandan Giant.”
A cause of death for Harris was not given.
Other wrestlers took to social media on Sunday to honor Harris using the hashtag #ripkamala.
“Another legend who deserved to be in the Hall of Fame on @WWE and alive when that time came,”; said former opportunity Elijah Burke, also known as Da Pope. “A brilliant talent and a good guy who surpassed and stood out wherever he went. RIP to the great Kamama” Ugandan Giant “. His memory will live on forever.”
Former WCW wrestler Scotty Riggs has tweeted that he has never met or known Harris, but he understood his impact.