WWE wrestler, ‘Tough Enough’ winner Sara Lee dies at 30

Sara Lee, a former professional wrestler and winner of WWE’s reality series Tough Enough, has died. She was 30. 

The cause of death has not been announced, Fox News reported.

WWE wrestler dies

The sad news was reported by Lee’s mother, Terri, on Facebook.

“It is with heavy hearts we wanted to share that our Sara Weston has gone to be with Jesus,” Terri wrote. “We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete. We ask that you respectfully let our family mourn. We all need prayers especially Cory and her children.”

Born in Hope Township, Michigan, Lee was a powerlifter and aspiring ultrasound technician when she landed a contract with WWE as one of the winners of the sixth season of Tough Enough.

She performed for a year under WWE’s NXT brand, initially adopting the stage name “Hope” before switching to her real name.

Lee was married to fellow wrestler Wesley Blake, whose real name is Cory Weston. The couple had three kids together.

The wrestling world pays tribute

WWE called Lee an “inspiration to many in the sports-entertainment world.”

“WWE offers its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans,” the organization said.

Other performers in the wrestling world shared tributes to Lee as well.

“Absolutely heart breaking, life is too short. Sara was awesome,” WWE wrestler Sonya Deville said, adding, “sending love and prayers to her family and loved ones.”

Charlotte Flair, wrestler and daughter of pro wrestling legend Ric Flair, shared a link to a GoFundMe for the funeral expenses with a broken heart emoji.