El Audaz Passed Away at 73 in June

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Per Planeta Lucha, Lucha Legend El Audaz passed away at the age of 73. The luchador was also a singer and actor. Here’s the report by Sam Quecha:

The world of Mexican wrestling is in mourning. At the age of 73, the fighter Domenico Bazán León, better known as El Audaz in the ring, died on June 30 in his native state of Veracruz, Mexico. Through a Facebook publication, the relatives of El Audaz gave the unfortunate news as well as the data of their respectful burial; the burial will be reserved for the family, this due to the health contingency by COVID-19.

Born on May 16, 1947 in the community of Ojochal, in Tlalixcoyan, Veracruz, Domenico was to serve as a coach above the ring, dabbling in professional wrestling before reaching the age of majority, he began calling himself “El Coloso”. However, its heyday would have it until the 70s with the name of El Audaz where it joined the Empresa Mundial de Lucha Libre (EMLL, today called CMLL). On March 3, 1976, he had the most memorable feud of his career against the Immortal Ray Mendoza, from whom he snatched the UWA World Semi-Complete Weight Championship.

Likewise, he ventured into the world of cinema and television as a double risk at the beginning and as a co-star in El Santo films later. His love for music that accompanied him since he was young and his great fame already established, led him to record a song of his authorship with the record label Cisne RAFF, initially playing northern music. However, a short time later he would know that his greatest appreciation was production, which he performed using his profits and founding his own production company: Discos Audaz. This is how he made known in the world of music to a local group that later called Los Audaces del Ritmo and continuously to The Vazquez Super Show.

El Audaz’ only title was the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship. As Infobae shares, his passing is part of a plethora of deaths in June of Lucha Libre legends. As Infobae recalls: “The death of El Audaz is in addition to that of several gladiators who died this June, including Dragón Chino II, Matemático II, El Impala, Ares el Guerrero, la Sombra Vengadora and Herodes. These are some of the names of the Mexican wrestling family that lost their lives in recent weeks.” With pandemic of Covid-19 still present, is expected to hear more deaths from luchador legends.

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