James Harris
1950 - 2020
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James Harris was a former professional wrestler who went by the ring name Kamala and was billed as “The Ugandan Giant.”

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Published in Grand Rapids Press on Aug. 10, 2020.
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August 31, 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.
RH
August 19, 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
Charles Lisa
Friend
August 17, 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).
Grady Youngblood
August 16, 2020
Thanks for all the great entertainment you provided us over the years! RIP!!!
Joseph Justice
August 16, 2020
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 .............
ANDREW JOSHUA LAWLESS SR
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.
Melvin Gresham
August 15, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
August 14, 2020
Originally The Best of the Best to me!!!! He was the reason for wrestling season!!!! Take your rest... U will never be forgotten...
Tina
August 12, 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.
August 11, 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
Troy Chamniss
Friend
August 11, 2020
One of my favorite wrestlers. He was a great in ring performer
R H
Friend
August 11, 2020
Alishia
August 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Melody Koen
August 11, 2020
My condolences.
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. ❤
Johnny Mccollum
Friend
August 11, 2020
Thank you Kamala.
R. P.
Coworker
August 10, 2020
James Harris "Kamala" I really enjoyed watching you wrestle, Rest In Peace. You will be remembered for ever.
August 10, 2020
One of my favorite wrestlers. I am truly saddened by his passing.
John Helfrich
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!
brent fleer
Acquaintance
August 10, 2020
He was an awesome wrestler. He wrestled at the time I loved to watch wrestling.
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.
scott lewis
August 10, 2020
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
DARREN DELSO-OPFER
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
Ntina Milonas
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
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.
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.
Mary
Neighbor
August 10, 2020
JH: "The Ugandan Giant" will be missed as septuagenarian.
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.
BRY
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