Mexican wrestler La Parka, whose real name was Jesus Huerta Escoboza, died Saturday at 54 years old after suffering extreme injuries in the ring.
Lucha Libre AAA confirmed the news of La Parka’s death.
“We are very sad to report that our friend and idol of Mexican wrestling Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta ‘LA PARKA’ has passed away,” the company wrote.
“We extend our support and condolences to his whole family and raise our prayers so that they may soon heal from this.”
On Friday, La Parka showed signs of kidney failure and was put on assisted breathing. The next day, his lungs and kidneys failed, according to CNN.
La Parka’s death came months after a traumatic injury suffered during an in-ring stunt that left him paralyzed, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The wrestler was leaping through the ropes at an opponent outside the ring, but he missed and hit his head on a guardrail, then the floor.
Surgery was performed on the wrestler, but he was left paralyzed.
La Parka began wrestling in 1987 and toured with AAA for more than 20 years, the company said.
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