Longtime CMLL owner Francisco Alonso Lutteroth has passed away on July 6 at age 67, according to CMLL's social meda accounts.
Alonso began working in CMLL (Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre) in 1975 and took control of the company in 1987. Under his control in 1991 was when the original name EMLL was changed to CMLL.
Francisco Alonso Lutteroth was the grandson of the founder of the promotion, Salvador Lutteroth. Francisco's daughter Sofía Alonso is currently the Commercial Director of the CMLL.
? HASTA SIEMPRE SR. FRANCISCO ALONSO LUTTEROTH ?— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) July 7, 2019
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