There is still no accurate information about his death.  (Photo: VICTOR STRAFFON)

Shock and mourning in Mexico. On Tuesday afternoon it was confirmed the death of former soccer player Antonio Salazar Castillo. From Chivas de Guadalajara, where she began his career, they were in charge of communicating the sad news on social networks.

The Sacred Flock made a publication on the official Twitter account informing the fans about the death of The Hulk, as they nicknamed him, and expressed his condolences to the former player’s family, also remembering his time with the team with great affection.

“We deeply regret the sensitive loss of Antonio ‘Hulk’ Salazar, who emerged from our youth academy and made his debut with El Rebaño in 2007. We send our condolences to family and friends”reads the post.

Salazar was 33 years old and the causes of his death are still unknown. So far, the only information that has been made public is that his body was found in the municipality of Tonalá, Jalisco. The Jalisco State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) opened an investigation to determine more precisely what happened and denied the rumors that Antonio was burned to death.

“Although information has emerged regarding the possible identity of the person through different means, it is important to point out that said information cannot be corroborated by this social representation until the results of the genetic tests are available”expressed from the FGE.


There is still no accurate information about his death. (Photo: VICTOR STRAFFON)

Reports from different media pointed out that the former soccer player was found dead in the trunk of a white car after the Civil Protection Unit and local firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a car that was apparently abandoned.

Who was Hulk Salazar

Antonio Salazar Castillo was born in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, on February 7, 1989. He began his professional career in 2007 with Chivas, making his absolute debut precisely in a classic against America. By 2008 he had already scored his first goal, but his stay in the top flight did not prosper and he moved to the Expansion League.

In addition to being a member of the Guadalajara team, he also played for Jaguares de Chiapas in two different stages, Altamira, Zacatepec, Santos de Guápiles (Costa Rica) and Cimarrones de Sinaloa, where he retired in 2015.

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