One of the enduring and hardworking stars of wrestling entertainment has died.
Eddie Guerrero, active wrestler, was found dead in his hotel room while on tour by his nephew Chavo (also a WWE wrestler). He was only 38.
I have admired Eddie's resolute spirit for years, right back to when he was fighting his addiction to pills and booze. The clean Eddie that emerged a few years back was fabulous. He worked so hard that he was nothing less than admirable. He was exciting, vibrant and controversial. He was cute, canny and oh so funny. He was a man of the people, and even when he turned Heel in a plotline with old friend Rey Mysterio, he was unarguably still the best in the business.
He had a wife Vicki and two daughters that he adored.
I held my breath for the autopsy report, hoping that Eddie had not slid back down that slippery slope to drugs and alcohol.
I just read this report:
It is now known that Eddie Guerrero died of heart disease. His wife Vicki said " that the blood vessels were very worn and narrow, and that just showed all the abuse from the scheduling of work and his past. And Eddie just worked out like crazy all the time. It made his heart grow bigger and work harder and the vessels were getting smaller, and that?s what caused the heart failure. He went into a deep sleep." (credit slamsports.com)
A more complete autopsy is still pending.
Thank you, Eddie......
(and you all now know one of my secret vices, men running around in lycra knickers!)