We are incredibly sad to learn about the passing of Principe Aereo, real name Luis Angel Salazar. He passed away at the age of 26-years-old while wrestling tonight at Mexa Wrestling in Mexico City.
Lucha Blog and PW Insider report that Principe Aereo passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack in the ring. He collapsed after taking two chops to the chest, and while waiting for his opponent to rebound off the ropes, he fell.
Late in his match, Principe Aereo took two normal (maybe even light) open hand chops to the chest and then suddenly collapses. If you’re familiar with basketball player Hank Gathers, it’s the same sort of sudden faint. No fault of his opponent.
It was reported that within a minute of him falling to the mat he was on a stretcher, and he was brought to the back for medical attention. He unfortunately passed away.
Our thoughts are with Principe Aereo’s family, fans, friends, and everyone else involved in this incredibly sad situation.