CMLL announced on Twitter, the long-time owner of the organization Francisco Alonso Lutteroth has passed away. CMLL described the man better known as “Paco Alonso” as:
”A revolutionary who took over the programming of the then Mexican Wrestling Company since the early 80’s and was the spearhead for the modernizing turn of the sport that started in the 90’s with the birth of CMLL .”
⚫ HASTA SIEMPRE SR. FRANCISCO ALONSO LUTTEROTH ⚫
Con profunda pena, informamos el deceso del Sr. Francisco Alonso Lutteroth, Presidente del Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre ocurrido el Sábado 6 de Julio de 2019. pic.twitter.com/7GHcWgtdZx
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) July 7, 2019
Former WWE Superstar and Current AEW talent Chris Jericho, took to his Instagram to pay tribute.
The staff here at eWN sends our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Lutteroth.