Is Kamala Living or Dead?

Has American professional wrestler Kamala died? Or is he still alive?

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American professional wrestler

Kamala is ...

Born 28 May 1950 in Senatobia
Died 9 Aug 2020 in Brooklyn
Age70 years, 2 months
Cause2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease
Height2.01m (6 ft, 7 in)
Wrestling legend Kamala on 3/28/09 from Franklin PA

About Kamala

James Arthur Harris (May 28, 1950 – August 9, 2020), better known by the ring name Kamala, was an American professional wrestler. Nicknamed "The Ugandan Giant", Kamala portrayed a fearsome and simpleminded Ugandan who wrestled barefoot in war paint and a loincloth, and approached the ring wearing an African mask and carrying a spear and shield. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.

He is also known as Jim Harris and James Harris.


On August 5, 2020, Harris tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized. He likely contracted it from one of his numerous weekly visits to the dialysis center, his wife said. Due to COVID-19, he started to experience complications from his diabetes. He then went into cardiac arrest on August 9, 2020, before dying later that afternoon, at the age of 70.