Luchador ‘The Silver King’ Has Passed Away During Match In London
Lucha libra legend, former WCW wrestler and actor known for his role in the Jack Black film "Nacho Libre" luchador Silver King has tragically passed away. The luchador legend the Silver King aka César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón has tragically passed away according to Deadline. The Silver King was in the UK wrestling in "The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre" and during the match was slammed into the mat several times. The 51-year-old wrestler collapsed during the match and was booed by the audience, who believed it was a part of the show. After a coupe minutes, medics were called and the audience was cleared out of the venue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The news was also confirmed by WWE who released this statement regarding his death:
"WWE is saddened to learn that Lucha Libre legend and former WCW star Silver King has passed away at age 51. A champion luchador in his native Mexico, Silver King, real name César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón, entertained audiences across the globe, and was a standout in WCW’s Cruiserweight division in the late ’90s. Outside the ring, he appeared under a mask as the villainous Ramses in the popular 2006 comedy “Nacho Libre.” WWE extends its deepest condolences to Silver King’s family, friends and fans."
Many remember the Silver King for his role in the 2006 film "Nacho Libre" starring comedian Jack Black. Silver King played the villain Ramses in the film.