WWE Superstar Eddie Guerrero found dead

By Roland Posadas

Nov 14, 2005

WWE Superstar Eduardo Gory Guerrero, better known in the wrestling world simply as Eddie, was found dead Sunday morning in his hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Guerrero, a former WWE champion and a regular mainstay on UPN's Friday Night SmackDown!, was in town to compete in a championship match for a taped WWE Supershow, slated to air on television later this week. He was 38.

After failing to respond to a 7 a.m. wake-up call, hotel security at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center accompanied Eddie's nephew and fellow WWE performer Chavo Guerrero Jr. in trying to establish contact with Eddie. Following a series of unsuccessful phone calls and knocks on his hotel room door, they finally forced their way into the room, only to find Eddie's body lying on the floor.

Upon initial investigation, police stated that there were no apparent signs of foul play and that an autopsy was planned to determine the cause of Guerrero’s untimely death.

In the past, it has been well documented that Eddie fought numerous battles with alcoholism and drug abuse, both of which nearly cost him his career and his family. However, in a recent press conference held by WWE chairman Vince McMahon, Chavo told reporters that Eddie found faith in Christianity and had been sober for the past four years.

"This is a huge loss to the WWE," a somber Vince McMahon said. "Eddie Guerrero was one of the stellar performers in the history of our business." McMahon went on to say that "He will be so missed by WWE fans. There is only one Eddie Guerrero."

When asked whether or not anything will be done to commemorate Guerroro’s life and legacy, McMahon stated that the Sunday night tapings for its two flagship television programs, Monday Night RAW and Friday Night SmackDown!, will be altered in format, and both will be turned into tribute shows to pay honor to the recently departed wrestler. "Eddie Guerrero, being the consummate performer that he is, would want the show to go on. You are going to see these human beings, really not so much as performers, but as friends of Eddie Guerrero, who want to say something about and to Eddie," McMahon states.

"If it's a tribute show to Eddie, then I'd want to be a part of it, and I know he'd want me to be a part of it also," Chavo added.

Guerrero's unexpected passing is a tragic loss to the world of sports entertainment. Whether it was to his millions of fans around the world or his dozens of colleagues in the locker room, Eddie was equally loved and respected for his infectious personality and passion for the business. Despite his occasional bouts as an onscreen "heel" (villain) on WWE programming, crowd chants of "Eddie, Eddie, Eddie" were constantly heard in almost every town he went to.

Eduardo "Eddie" Guerrero is survived by his wife, Vickie, and three daughters, Shaul, 14, Sherilyn, 9, and Kaylie Marie, 3.

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  • cassagnol123 Aug 07, 2013

    R.I.P

  • jaysom638 Jul 27, 2013

    R.I.P Eddie Guerrero I miss you we miss you

  • vernekarprash Mar 15, 2013

    We love U Eddie !!

  • caseyMccullou Mar 31, 2012

    whut way ediy did diad

  • AsiaMason Jul 20, 2011

    aw

  • CharlyMendoza Feb 22, 2011

    un saludo para el cesarin

  • ANIL24TYAGI Nov 01, 2008

    when i heared about this news...

    i was just stunned.!!

    can't belive on my ears !!!

    simply i pray to god 4 his rebirth as a wrestlr again $$$

  • extreameheart Oct 22, 2007

    omg this so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my sister and i loved him because he so was awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • kckr884 Oct 09, 2006

    Eddie what can you say about him. He will truly be missed by WWE fans all over the world. My sympathy goes out to his family, and Rey and Chavo have to stop their fued (2006), because Eddie would not want it that way. I never saw Eddie wrestle in the ring and i regret that every match i watch. Eddie we all miss you, and heaven needed some lation heat.

  • jjkjnaomi Sep 25, 2006

    rest in peace eddie, you are truly missed and wrestling has never been the same without your cheekiness. you are a legend and will never be forgotten. god bless your family and your precious soul.

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