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Lucha libre wrestler Silver King dies during London match


Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, who wrestled with the ring name Silver King, was one of the featured wrestlers of "The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre" on Saturday night.


Gonzalez appeared as a champion wrestler and comic villain in the 2006 movie "Nacho Libre", which starred Jack Black as a monk who wants to be a masked luchador.


Lucha libre is a popular form of wrestling in Mexico that features colorful masks, elaborate costumes and acrobatic techniques.


The description of the show on the Roundhouse's website said the "awesome and immense Silver King" would take to the ring "portraying his villainous character, the evil rudo Ramses from his role" in the movie.


Attendee Roberto Carrera Maldonado told the BBC the wrestler's condition initially appeared "staged" as part of the fight, before efforts were made to revive him and the audience was cleared from the venue.


The London Ambulance Service said medics arrived five minutes after they were called to the Roundhouse on Saturday, but the patient was pronounced dead at the scene.






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