Official cause of death for Eddie Guerrero

Guerrero was heart disease victim:

Eddie Guerrero’s official cause of death has been released…

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday that World Wrestling Entertainment star Eddie Guerrero died of natural causes related to a heart disease known as hardening of the arteries.

Arteriosclerotic heart disease occurs when the heart vessels narrow, limiting blood flow, said Roberta Geiselhart, supervisor of investigators for the medical examiner’s office. Genetics, poor diet and smoking are common causes.

The office also said he suffered from enlarged organs, a condition commonly linked to anabolic steroids use. He also suffered chronic pain and tested positive for pain medication, said the medical examiner’s office.

Authorities from the medical examiner’s office said Guerrero’s heart disease and enlarged organs can’t be directly linked. They conceded that the combination took an overall toll on his body. “He’s awfully young to have [heart disease], and as his wife and I conferred … his years of drug abuse didn’t help that,” said Kathryn Berg, a doctor with the medical examiner’s office. “His body had to work harder because it had bigger organs and bigger muscle mass.”

Again, we will miss you Eddie and my prayers and condolences go out to the Guerrero family.

Preliminary cause of death for Eddie Guerrero

Past drug use may have killed wrestler:

The cause of Eddie Guerrero’s death hasn’t been officially released as far as I know but his widow Vickie did issue a statement about it…

The widow of World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Eddie Guerrero told the organization Tuesday that preliminary tests show he died of heart failure.

“It was from his past — the drinking and the drug use,” Vickie Guerrero said on http://www.wwe.com. “They found signs of heart disease. [The medical examiner] said that the blood vessels were very worn and narrow, and that just showed all the abuse from the scheduling of work and his past.”

If I remember correctly Eddie is being buried today, if he hasn’t been already, in a private ceremony in Arizona.

If you go to WWE.com they are selling Eddie Guerrero commemorative t-shirts for $20 with all proceeds going to the Guerrero family.

Vaya con Dios Eddie.

Eddie Guerrero found dead

eddiegurreroWWE Wrestler found dead in Minneapolis:

World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Eddie Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room in Minneapolis, the organization said Sunday.

Guerrero, 38, was found at the Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis. He was in town for Sunday night’s “WWE Supershow” TV taping at Target Center.

Police were called to the hotel just after 7:30 a.m. and attempts were made to revive the wrestler, Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson Ron Reier said.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner was at the hotel. Additional information on Guerrero’s death was not immediately available.

If you ever wanted to see Eddie wrestle at his best try to find tapes of the matches he had with Dean Malenko back in their ECW days.

Eddie had battled drug and alcohol addiction before in his life. In recent years he had “turned his life over to the Lord” as they say. I hope to God that his death wasn’t drug-related.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Eddie Guerrero. He will be missed.