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Pro wrestler, 51, who starred in Jack Black film collapses and dies at packed London event


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Masked professional wrestler Silver King, 51, who starred in Jack Black film Nacho Libre dies after collapsing in the ring at packed London event

  • Silver King starred in comedy Nacho Libre in 2006, alongside actor Jack Black
  • The 51-year-old was performing at the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden, London
  • He fell onto the canvass during the crowded event and was pronounced dead 

A former WCW wrestler who starred in a film alongside Jack Black has died after collapsing in front of horrified crowds at a London event.

Silver King, who starred in comedy Nacho Libre in 2006, was performing at the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden, north London.

The Mexican wrestler – real name Cuauhtémoc González Barrón – fell onto the canvass during the crowded event, with fans and other performers at first believing it was part of the act.

Silver King, who starred in comedy Nacho Libre in 2006, was performing at the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden, north London

Silver King executes a choke hold on Juventud 'Juvi' Guerrera (front), during their bout in the evening slot of The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre at the Roundhouse in Camden, moments before his death

Silver King executes a choke hold on Juventud ‘Juvi’ Guerrera (front), during their bout in the evening slot of The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre at the Roundhouse in Camden, moments before his death

The World Wrestling Council confirmed on Twitter that the fighter had died, ESPN Mexico reported.

Silver King was up against ex WWE star Juventud ‘The Juice’ Guerrera when the incident took place on Saturday night.

Moments after the fighter collapsed, other wrestlers surrounded him and began desperately performing CPR while the audience were ushered out of the arena.

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