WWE wrestler Eddie Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room Sunday morning. Security at the Minneapolis hotel called his nephew, Chavo Guerrero Jr., when Eddie failed to answer his 7:00 a.m. wakeup call. Chavo went to Eddie’s room with security and found him dead. Eddie was 38 years old and leaves behind his wife wife Vickie and daughters Shaul, 14, Sherilyn, 9, and Kaylie Marie, 3.
As a wrestling fan and a huge Eddie Guerrero fan, this news breaks my heart. Eddie had struggled with alcohol and substance abuse in the past, but Chavo said in a news conference that Eddie had told him Saturday night that he had just celebrated four years of sobriety. According to Chavo, it is doubtful that recent substance abuse led to Eddie’s death, but there’s no way to know at this point what damage previous abuse might have done to his body.
Eddie was a great athlete, remarkably fun to watch. I don’t know what else to say, but this makes me very sad.