Starman, a Mexican Lucha libre wrestler, passed away on Friday. He was only 48 years old. Read on to know how did Starman die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Starman was a masked wrestler as per the tradition in Mexico where people get involved in professional wrestling wearing a mask and keep their personal lives and identity private. WWE’s Rey Mysterio is a prime example of the tradition.
How did Mexican Wrestler Starman die?
Mexican wrestler Starman died on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the age of 48. The unfortunate news of his passing was announced by CMLL (Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre) where he once competed.
“The World Wrestling Council joins in the sorrow that it burdens the wrestling family over the sensitive passing of Starman, a wrestler who had an outstanding career as part of this organization.
“We express our deepest condolences and solidarity to his family and friends for this irreparable loss.
“Rest in peace!” the statement reads.
WWC (World Wrestling Council) confirmed Starman’s page and remembered him as a highly-skilled man in the ring.
What was the cause of Starman’s death?
Starman died on Friday reportedly at his home. The specific cause of his death is unknown at the time of writing. He wasn’t very old to rule death to natural causes.
We’re trying to get in touch with Starman’s family and promotions to learn more about his passing. Make sure you visit this post again to get more information about Starman’s death.
Who was Starman? Everything About the Mexican Wrestler
Starman was born on December 16, 1974, in Mexico City. He grew up to become a Mexican professional wrestler and competed in major promotions including CMLL, NJPW, and some indie events.
He made his in-ring debut on April 20, 1994, in Naucalpan as Ultramán Jr. He won the mask of Tortuguillo Karateka IV, one of the Ninja Turtles during his time there. He went on his first Japanese tour in July next year to compete in Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi.
Starman participated in a tag team match for the first time in November 1995 when he teamed up with Solar and Super Astro to reform the Cadetes del Espacio, which was a famous high-flying team of the ‘80s.
After that, Starman signed a contract with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). He made his CMML debut on January 23, 1996, teaming up with Alacran de Durango and Olimpus to defeat Fiero, America, and Linx.
He competed in a number of matches for the promotion and also participated in the CMLL World Welterweight Championship where he lost to Karloff Lagarde Jr. in the first round. Ultraman Jr. changed his name to Starman in October 1998.
In 2005, Starman started wrestling in Japan for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He was a highly respected individual in the industry.
Ever since the news of his passing emerged, fans have been paying tribute to the late wrestler. We’d like to send our deepest condolences to his family and pray that his soul rests in peace.