Mexican wrestler dies of lung cancer

May 30, 2013 1:00 pm

A Mexican wrestling star has died following an 8 month battle with lung cancer.  hector garza

Hector Garza passed away on Sunday 26th May at 43 years old, having been one of Mexico’s biggest wrestling stars for the past two decades.

Not only was he a wrestler in Mexico, he also competed in the US for top wrestling companies WWF (now WWE) and WCW during the 90s. He also worked with TNA Wrestling during the mid 2000s.

Lately, Garza had been working for popular Mexican based wrestling promotions CMLL and AAA, where he was a regular headline attraction.

Garza’s career took a downturn in 2005 when he was banned from entering the United States again after being arrested for possession of an anabolic steroid called “Deca-Durabolin” and also Primobolan, a substance used in between cycles. He legally purchased them in Mexico; however, both are illegal in the United States.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He was later deported back to Mexico.

Once back in Mexico, Garza’s career sky-rocketed again and he went on to compete for AAA and CMLL, winning several championships.

Garza’s career ended in October 2012 when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He underwent several chemotherapy sessions but unfortunately none were successful.

He leaves behind his son, Humberto Garza Jr, who will be releasing information on his father’s funeral in due course.

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