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Lucha libre legend La Parka has died

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It is our sad duty to report that La Parka has died. The man behind the mask, Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta, was 54 years old.

As with all news regarding La Parka, it is important to note that the current man behind that mask is not the same person as La Parka from WCW. That gentleman from WCW wrestles by the name of LA Park.

La Parka suffered major health complications after a spinal injury from a mishandled suicide dive back in October at a show for KAOZ in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He was rushed to the hospital. If not for prompt medical care, La Parka could have died at the arena.

On January 10, La Parka suffered kidney failure and was placed on assisted breathing. On January 11, his lungs and kidneys gave out.

La Parka’s death caught many by surprise. It seemed that La Parka was making headway on a long road to recovery. Earlier this week, his son, Karis la Momia Jr., sounded optimistic about his father’s health.

La Parka is best known for taking over the skeleton persona and doing his funky dance to Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller.” Memorable feuds include LA Park over the copyright of the character and Cibernatico in mask vs mask.

For La Parka’s career, he held six different championships in AAA, won the Rey de Reyes tournament five times, won the Copa Antonio Peña, won the Copa Triplemanía XXV, and went undefeated (10-0) in lucha de apuestas for mask vs mask and mask vs hair. La Parka was ranked #43 in the PWI 500 for 2007.

AAA released the following statement.

Tweet:

With much sadness, we lament to inform that our friend and idol of Mexican lucha libre Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta “LA PARKA” has died.

We extend our support and condolences to his whole family and raise our prayers for his early departure.

Rest in peace.

Statement:

In Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide we join the sorrow of the luchistic family after the sensitive death of Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta who gave life to the character of: “La Parka” 1966-2020

Idol and legend of Mexican lucha libre. RIP

Mexico City, January 11, 2020 - Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide is in mourning. Today Saturday January 11, 2020, in his native Hermosillo, Sonora, Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta, LA PARKA, died surrounded by his family and loved ones.

On the night of January 10, renal failure presented, so it was necessary to return him to assisted breathing. Today, January 11, lungs and kidneys definitively failed.

Originally from Hermosillo, Sonora, Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta toured Mexico and the world under the mask of La Parka with the Caravana Estelar AAA for more than 20 years, reaching a worldwide level of lucha libre.

In his palms is the Copa Triplemania, the Copa Antonio Peña, the masks of Cibernetico, Gigante Drako, Halcon Dorado Jr., and Muerte Cibernetica, also being the top winner of the Rey de Reyes tournament.

Cageside Seats sends prayers to the family and friends of La Parka. Que descanse en paz.

What was your favorite moment in La Parka’s career?