The WWE announced Thursday that Sara Lee, the 2015 “Tough Enough” reality television series winner, passed away at the age of 30.
In the sixth season of the tournament, Lee, who is from Hope, Michigan, won a one-year, $250,000 WWE contract.
In a social media message, her mother Terri Lee said, in part, “We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete.” “We humbly request that you allow our family to grieve. Everyone, especially Cory and her children, needs prayer.”
There was no mention of the reason of death.
In a statement, WWE expressed its sadness at learning of her passing.
“Lee served as an inspiration to many in the sports-entertainment industry as a previous “Tough Enough” champion. WWE sends its sincere condolences to her family, friends, and supporters in a tweet.
Josh Bredl and Lee shared the Season 6 victory of the reality competition series.
Prior to competing, she was a power lifter and enrolled in an ultrasound technician program, according to what WWE reported at the time.
Lee was the mother of three children and was wed to former WWE wrestler Cory James Weston. She was “one of the most lovely beings I’ve had the honor to know,” her sister-in-law wrote on social media.
Online, people in the wrestling community and nearby expressed shock and sadness.
It’s heartbreakingly true that life is too short. Sara was fantastic “The tweet by Sonya Deville, a wrestler for WWE, was in reference to her family and loved ones.
The wrestler and daughter of wrestling great Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair, shared a memorial fund with the heartbroken emoji.
“I’ll always miss Sara, “Asuka, a wrestler, wrote.
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