Lucha star Principe Aereo (real name Luis Ángel Salazar) passed away at the age of 26 after reportedly suffering a heart attack during a match on Saturday for Mexa Wrestling.
According to PWInsider.com, Aereo collapsed to the mat after taking two chops to the chest and waiting for his opponent to rebound off of the ropes for their next spot. Aereo was tagging with Puma De Oro and they were facing the team of Redimio and Brazo De Oro Jr.
Within a minute of him collapsing, Aereo was strapped to a stretcher by EMT personnel and rushed to the back, where he was treated by a designated doctor of the Boxing and Fighting Commission of the State of Mexico. MasLucha.com reported that Aereo was declared dead en route to a local hospital.
Several members of the wrestling world have expressed their condolences.
We here at Wrestling Attitude send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Principe Aereo.
Príncipe Aéreo, luchador que recibe dos pierrothazos, se desvanece y pierde la vida durante una lucha en la Arena San Juan Pantitlán de EdoMex. QEPD. pic.twitter.com/poWHxzQ7W9— Tampicosos🟡⚫ #QuédateEnCasa🕌 (@TampicososTV) October 18, 2020