Mexican wrestler 'La Parka' has died at the age of 54, two months after sustaining serious injuries after suffering a horror fall during a show.
Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza was admitted to hospital on Friday after showing signs of kidney failure and was placed on assisted breathing, before dying the following day after his lungs and kidneys failed.
The Mexican superstar's death came just two months after he fractured his neck after attempting to tackle an opponent, before his head crashed into barriers outside of the ring during a show.
The Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide wrestler was competing on a show that was being held at the 67th Anniversary of the Monterrey Coliseum in Mexico City.
Footage of the incident showed La Parka launching himself from inside the ring to out of it in a bid to tackle a rival.
However, as the 54-year-old went to complete the move, his feet became tangled in the ropes meaning he missed his intended target.
Instead, Huerta was instead put on to a collision course with a protective barrier that separated the competitors from the watching crowd.
The impact caused him to lose consciousness, with medical staff immediately tending to the stricken wrestler inside the venue before he was later transferred to the nearby Hospital Oca.
There, Huerta remained overnight as staff at the hospital patiently waited for swelling around the wrestler's head to subside before beginning their examinations.
Mexican newspaper La Reforma reported that the 53-year-old was unable to move his arms or talk following the accident.
In a statement following his death, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide paid tribute to the 54-year-old who had been a part of the promotion since 1995.
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