Chavo Guerrero Sr. Passes Away

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Chavo Guerrero Sr. has passed away at the age of 68.

This is according to his son, Chavo Guerrero Jr., who revealed the sad news this afternoon in a post on Instagram. He noted that Guerrero Sr. was diagnosed with liver cancer last month and died today.

In a wrestling career that spanned over 40 years — beginning in 1970 — Guerrero competed all over the world, with stops in Mexico, the American Wrestling Association, the National Wrestling Alliance, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and WWE. He also wrestled some dark matches for WCW in 1997 and 1998.

Guerrero began working for WWE in 2004, joining Chavo Jr. in a feud on SmackDown! with Eddie Guerrero. While in WWE he competed as Chavo Classic and became the oldest WWE Cruiserweight Champion in history, defeating Chavo Jr. and Spike Dudley in a Triple Threat Match on SmackDown! on May 18, 2004. He lost the title to Rey Mysterio less than a month later. He was released in June 2004 for no-showing a handful of shows.

He was still wrestling as recently as last year and even appeared on a recent episode of Lucha Underground in a segment with Mysterio.

Chavo Sr. is the son of the legendary Gory Guerrero and older brother of Mando, Hector and Eddie Guerrero.