Many wrestling stars took to social media to their condolences following the passing of Lucha Libre star Silver King.
WWE released a statement on their website this evening, highlighting Silver King’s time in WCW during the late 90s.
Silver King became unresponsive during his match with Juventud Guerrera tonight at The Roadhouse Theatre in Camden, South London.
An official cause of death has yet to be released. Mexican sports newspaper The Record is reporting King suffered a heart attack, but that has not been confirmed with additional sources.
WWE is saddened to learn that Lucha Libre legend and former WCW star Silver King has passed away at age 51. https://t.co/mAge65OmeN
— WWE (@WWE) May 12, 2019
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Silver King. Like so many of the great Luchadores that helped Americans appreciate Lucha Libre and make Nitro the success it was, he will be missed. Thank you and RIP.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) May 12, 2019
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 12, 2019
Terrible news. Please keep Silver King’s friends & families in your thoughts. RIP. ❤️ https://t.co/Aovhv7nVKO
— Chris Hero (Is Back) (@ChrisHero) May 11, 2019
Terrible news of Silver King passing away in the ring tonight
He was a star in Mexico, Japan & WCW
He was Ramses in movie Nacho Libre
Pray for strength for his family pic.twitter.com/FYVk4i59qo
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) May 11, 2019
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) May 11, 2019
Damn terrible news. Silver King was one of the best “bases” I saw in Lucha and I’m thankful I got to work with him in WCW. All my best to his family and friends. #RIPSilverKing https://t.co/hLmagVr65H
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 11, 2019
¡Hasta Siempre, Silver King!
El elenco del Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre y la afición que asistió a la Arena Coliseo despidió al gladiador con un minuto de aplausos. #LuchaRetroCMLL #SilverKing pic.twitter.com/TDmcumlTeH
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) May 12, 2019
I met Silver King once on some random Lucha Libre London Show.
Was such a sweet guy to me, thoughts to his family, friends & co workers.
RIP Silver King
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) May 12, 2019
RIP Silver King. Horrible news. Godspeed sir.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) May 11, 2019
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide se une a la pena que embarga la familia luchística por el fallecimiento de César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón "SILVER KING".
Descanse en paz. 🕊 pic.twitter.com/RhAWTFg5Cw
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) May 11, 2019