Wrestler Silver King dies during Camden Roundhouse bout

  • 11:30 12 May 2019

Wrestler Silver King dies during Camden Roundhouse bout

A professional wrestler and actor has died after collapsing during a bout in London, ONA reports citing BBC.

Cesar Barron, known as Silver King, was a star in his native Mexico and appeared alongside the comic actor Jack Black in the 2005 film Nacho Libre.

The 51-year-old was performing at the Roundhouse in Camden when he reportedly fell to the canvas.

A fellow Mexican wrestler paid tribute to his "great rival", saying: "He went as he wanted: fighting!"

El Hijo del Santo, aka Jorge Rodriguez, tweeted his "deep regret" at the death of his "partner in so many battles".

Barron had been in the middle of a match at the Greatest Show of Lucha Libre event on Saturday.

Reports in Mexican media suggest he may have suffered a heart attack.

Footage posted online shows the referee and several other men rushing to his aid after he collapsed.

The venue confirmed there had been an "incident" during the show but said it was unable to comment further.