Mexican wrestler Ares El Guerrero has died at the age of 50.
Born José Francisco González López, Ares was a staple on CMLL's weekly shows for years, wrestling for more than 30 years. Although his in-ring activity has decreased in recent years, his most recent match actually took place in February on a CMLL show.
The announcement was first made by the Municipal Commission of Boxing and Lucha Libre of Puebla. Below is the official announcement, translated to English:
The wrestling family of Puebla is in mourning!
With profound sadness, the Municipal Commission of Boxing and Lucha Libre of Puebla is here to inform about the death of José Francisco González López, better known as Ares El Guerrero
We send our deep and sincere condolences...
May he Rest In Peace!
The Puebla lucha libre commission and the Arena Puebla facebook page have announced Ares el Guerrero (José Francisco González López) has passed away at the age of 50. Ares was one of the local Puebla luchadors who'd wrestle on the CMLL Monday streams.https://t.co/T2CJcw6HLl pic.twitter.com/mdEHriLq3i— luchablog (@luchablog) June 12, 2020
CMLL has also commented on the news, confirming the death and expressing deep sorrow. Below is the CMLL statement, translated to English:
CMLL joins in the sorrow that has hit the wrestling family for the passing of José Francisco González López, better known as "Ares," who had a distinguished career in the history of this sport in the city of Puebla.
DESCANSE EN PAZ ARES— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) June 13, 2020
El CMLL se une a la pena que embarga a la familia luchistica por el sensible fallecimiento de José Francisco González López, mejor conocido como "Ares", quien tuvo una destacada trayectoria en la historia de este deporte en la ciudad de Puebla. pic.twitter.com/HBWQwuq1cC
Fightful sends its condolences to his family and loved ones.