James Harris

  • Born: May 28, 1950
  • Died: August 9, 2020
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James Harris

WWE wrestler known as Kamala

James Harris was a former professional wrestler who went by the ring name Kamala and was billed as "The Ugandan Giant." For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the Harris family, friends, and fans. I remember watching him on WWE and the faces that he made always made me laugh. May fond memories and God continue to provide comfort and peace today, tomorrow, and always.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2020

Deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kamala. I remember fondly watching him wrestle on TV, he played his role well. May the God of tender mercy, and ALL comfort, comfort you during this time.

Posted by RH - MS   August 31, 2020

I remember the first time he was was on tv.. at the time I really thought he was from the jungles in Africa..I enjoyed watching him

Posted by Charles Lisa - Tavernier, FL - friend   August 19, 2020

He wrestled with Mid-South Wrestling and World Class Championship Wrestling before becoming a WWE star of the 1980s and ‘90s, wrestling against greats including Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant (1946 – 1993).

Posted by Grady Youngblood - Fort Lauderdale, FL   August 17, 2020

Thanks for all the great entertainment you provided us over the years! RIP!!!

Posted by Joseph Justice - Anniston, AL   August 16, 2020

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I , GREW UP WATCHING JIMMY ON T.V. WHEN , I WAS 5 YEARS OLD OVER AND OUT TO YOU !!!!!!!!!! SIR PSALMS 23:01-23:06 ........ & PETER 22:03:22 .............

Posted by ANDREW JOSHUA LAWLESS SR - PROVIDENCE, RI   August 16, 2020

As a young man, I watched you wrestle for years. Your matches were always entertaining and fun to watch. It is sad that you did not get the recognition and rewards that you were due. My deepest sympathy to your family. May you be rewarded in Heaven. Rest in peace.

Posted by Melvin Gresham    August 16, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   August 15, 2020

Originally The Best of the Best to me!!!! He was the reason for wrestling season!!!! Take your rest... U will never be forgotten...

Posted by Tina    August 14, 2020

So sorry to the Harris family and friends for the loss of your dear loved one. May God comfort you at this difficult time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2020

Kamala is a legend in the wrestling world and will forever be missed.my hope now is that vince McMahon will give kamala his rightful place in the WWE HALL OF FAME. REST IN PEACE KAMALA

Posted by Troy Chamniss - Austin, TX - friend   August 11, 2020

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One of my favorite wrestlers. He was a great in ring performer

Posted by R H - OH - friend   August 11, 2020

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Posted by Alishia - SC   August 11, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Melody Koen - Bakersfield, CA   August 11, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   August 11, 2020

He was a menacing figure on my television when i was a young kid. Definitely left a mark on my world when i was a young man. As an adult i realized how caring, nice and compassionate he was. I enjoyed his shoot interviews and his "kamala and son" videos on his YouTube. He was much more than Kamala. He was a great man and the world will be a lesser place without him in it. Go get you're wings Mr. Harris. You deserve them. All your pain and suffering is over. Much love to the family. ❤

Posted by Johnny Mccollum - Bowling Green, KY - friend   August 11, 2020

Thank you Kamala.

Posted by R. P. - Jupiter Island, FL - coworker   August 11, 2020

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James Harris "Kamala" I really enjoyed watching you wrestle, Rest In Peace. You will be remembered for ever.

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2020

One of my favorite wrestlers. I am truly saddened by his passing.

Posted by John Helfrich - Fleetwood, PA   August 10, 2020

i was a big fan of his. used to watch him all the time. he is going to be missed by everyone! kamala was the best wrestler ever!

Posted by brent fleer - Acquaintance   August 10, 2020

He was an awesome wrestler. He wrestled at the time I loved to watch wrestling.

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2020

What an awesome individual Mr. Harris was. My son J.R. could not get enough of the Ugandan Giant. When he was in Allentown my son would run up to him and start slapping his own belly like Kamala did. If Kamala was on T.V. and I did not tell my little boy he would start to cry he wanted to see his kamama . It took J.R. and while to say his name correctly. RIP my friend and bless your family, both my son, J.R.and I are very sad today. PEACE!! to all.

Posted by scott lewis - easton, PA   August 10, 2020

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Kamala was an awesome guy and as a WWE Wrestling Fan he will go down as the very best and he's in the Hands of Our Loving Father in Heaven ..Love and Prayers my Friend

Posted by DARREN DELSO-OPFER - MONONGAHELA, PA - friend   August 10, 2020

I HAVE WATCHED YOU ON WWE FOR A LONG TIME AND NOW I AM SAD TO READ THAT YOU HAVE PASSED AWAY. R I P KAMALA. FROM A WWE SUPER STAR AND A FRIEND THAT WILL MISS YOU. ALEX, FROM LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA

Posted by Ntina Milonas - Long Beach, CA - friend   August 10, 2020

My sincere condolence to the family of James Harris for your loss ,may God comfort and strengthen you during your time of sorrow

Posted by Cas    August 10, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with the family.May you treasure fond memories and may the comfort God gives be with you.

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. At this sad time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and strengthen you.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   August 10, 2020

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JH: "The Ugandan Giant" will be missed as septuagenarian.

Posted by - IA   August 10, 2020

So very sorry to hear that Covid has taken another life. Condolences to the Harris Family, May the God of Tender Mercies comfort your sad and grieving hearts with His strength and peace as you cope with the precious loss in your lives.

Posted by BRY    August 10, 2020


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