CMLL lost one of their valued veteran luchadores. Mr. Niebla (Efrén Tiburcio) has died at the age of 46 due to complications of a blood infection.
Mr. Niebla was a regular on the CMLL circuit until taking leave at the end of October. He had entered the hospital for treatment of a blood infection. His health was looking up. A benefit show had been planned for January 4. Mr. Niebla hoped to return to the ring in 2020.
Early on Monday (Dec. 23), El Dandy posted a Facebook message informing the public that Mr. Niebla was hospitalized with a delicate state of health from the blood infection. Mr. Niebla died at the hospital.
CMLL released a statement.
⚫ DESCANSE EN PAZ MR. NIEBLA ⚫— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) December 23, 2019
El CMLL se une a la pena que embarga a la familia luchistica por el sensible fallecimiento del luchador Mr. Niebla, quien tuvo una destacada trayectoria en la historia de este deporte colocándose como una de las máximas figuras.
Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/QSmthWa7b6
Rest in peace, Mr. Niebla.
CMLL joins the grief that has seized the luchistic family by the sensitive death of the luchador Mr. Niebla, who had an outstanding career in the history of this sport placing himself as one of the greatest figures.
Mr. Niebla was known for his charisma.
December 23, 2019
In CMLL, Mr. Niebla won the World Heavyweight Championship, World Tag Team Championship, World Trios Championship, Mexican National Trios Championship, and various tournaments. He was also 9-0 in lucha de apuestas for his mask. PWI ranked him #208 in the top 500 of 2010.
After hearing of the sad news, Rush made the following statement.
EN VERDAD ME DUELE EN EL ALMA ,SE NOS FUE UN GRAN AMIGO MÁS QUE AMIGO LO CONSIDERABA MI FAMILIA , SOLO ME QUEDA DARTE LAS GRACIAS POR TUS CONSEJOS.— Rush oficial (@rushtoroblanco) December 24, 2019
MI MÁS SENTIDO PESAME A TODA TU FAMILIA. DIOS TE TENGA EN SU SANTA GLORIA pic.twitter.com/cvuN9mGlI9
In truth, it hurts me in my soul, you were a great friend, more than a friend. You were considered my family. The only thing that remains is to thank you for your advice.
My feelings weigh with all of your family. God has you in his holy glory.
Hijo del Fantasma added his feelings.
Descanse en paz mi querido Efrén Tiburcio Mr Niebla siempre que se adelanta un compañero siento que muere también una parte de mi antes en el año se fue Silver King, ahora Niebla, no cabe duda de que no somos nada.. a brillar como sabes chayo en la arena celestial! #RIPMRNIEBLA— El Hijo del Fantasma (@hijodelfantasma) December 24, 2019
Rest in peace my dear Efrén Tiburcio Mr. Niebla. Whenever a friend passes on, I always feel that a part of me also dies. Earlier in the year, Silver King left, now Niebla. There is no doubt that we are nothing... To shine as you know, Chayo, in the heavenly arena! #RIPMRNIEBLA
Cageside Seats’ thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Niebla following his tragic death.
Que descanse en paz.