Sara Lee, who won the 2015 season of WWE’s reality TV show “Tough Enough,” died Thursday at the age of 30, her mother and the wrestling organization said.
Lee, who is from Hope, Michigan, won a one-year, $250,000 contract with WWE in the sixth season of the competition.
In a social media post, her mother, Terri Lee, said, “We are all in shock, and arrangements are not yet finished.” “Please be kind and let our family grieve in peace. We all need prayers, but Cory and her kids need them the most. “
The reason for his death wasn’t given. WWE said in a statement that they were saddened to hear about her death.
As a winner of “Tough Enough,” Lee was an inspiration to many in the world of sports entertainment. “WWE sends its deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and fans,” the company wrote on Twitter.
Lee and Josh Bredl both won the sixth season of the reality TV show.
WWE said at the time that she was studying to become an ultrasound tech and was a powerlifter before she joined the competition.
Lee was married to a former WWE wrestler named Cory James Weston and had three children with him. On social media, her sister-in-law called her “one of the most beautiful souls I’ve had the honor to know.”
People in the wrestling world and those who follow it shared their shock and sadness online.
“It breaks my heart; life is too short. “Sara was awesome,” WWE wrestler Sonya Deville said on Twitter, adding that she was “loving and praying for her family and loved ones.”
Charlotte Flair, a wrestler and the daughter of wrestling legend Ric Flair, posted an emoji of a broken heart along with a link to a memorial fund. I’ll miss Sara forever,” Asuka, who is a wrestler, wrote.
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