The Tragic Death of Eddie Guerrero: Remembering Latino Heat on the Anniversary of His Untimely Passing

The Tragic Death of Eddie Guerrero: Remembering Latino Heat on the Anniversary of His Untimely Passing

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
  • Eddie Guerrero was born into a legendary wrestling family and soon became a legend himself
  • Guerrero became a popular wrestler because of the way he took shortcuts in order to win his matches
  • Wrestlers like Rey Mysterio still pay tribute to Eddie Guerrero by using his iconic moves during matches

Eddie Guerrero wasn't the most successful wrestler that ever lived, but he is one of the most love.

Latino Heat, as he was known, was incredibly popular in the wrestling world, no matter whether he was a good guy or a bad guy.

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Eddie Guerrero was one of the most popular wrestlers in the world, and people still fondly remember Latino Heat, 17 years after his death. Image: Kevin Mazur
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Guerrero came from a legendary family and soon made a name for himself as an in-ring performer. Sadly he passed away when he was just 38, on November 13, 2005, of acute heart failure. How did Guerrero die?

As noted by Ten Bell Salute, Latino Heat was found on the bathroom floor of his hotel room in Minneapolis. He still had a toothbrush in his mouth. He was found by nis nephew Chavo Guerrero Jr. 911 was called but he could not be revived.

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Lying, cheating and stealing While Guerrero made his name in WCW before moving to the then WWF, his star really began to shine at Vince McMahon's company. Guerrero soon became famous for his lying and cheating, and doing whatever it took to get a victory. Some superstars still use Guerrero's tactics to this day. An iconic finisher Guerrero's Frog Splash is still used by some superstars, as is his three suplexes in a row called the 3 Amigos. The moves are Guerrero's mannerisms are still used often by Rey Mysterio as a tribute to his friend.

Eddie's Achievements Guerrero held numerous titles with various wrestling promotions, but he enjoyed the most success with the WWE, The SmackDown Hotel reported. He won the WWE Championship, the WWE Tag Team Championship (2 with Chavo Guerrero, 1 with Tajiri, the United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship and the European Championship. He was rumoured to be booked to win the WWE title again prior to his death.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.