Former WWE wrestler Sara Lee died at the age of 30, according to a Facebook post shared by her mother Teri Lee, October 6.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our Sarah Weston has gone to be with Jesus,” Teri Lee wrote. “We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete,” she said. “We ask that you respectfully let our family mourn, she said. Lee’s cause of death was not shared with the public.
Lee’s mother noted the challenges her family is facing. “We all need prayers especially Cory and her children,” she wrote in her Facebook post. Lee was the 2015 winner of the World Wrestling Entertainment reality competition series “Tough Enough” and was married to fellow former WWE wrestler Westin Blake. She left behind their three children, according to CNN.
Lee’s final post to Instagram days before her death was a mirror selfie taken in her bathroom. In the caption, Lee revealed she had been suffering from a sinus infection, but it is unclear if that condition had anything to do with her death, according to People.
“Celebrating finally being healthy enough to go to the gym 2 days in a row 👏🥳 first ever sinus infection kicked my butt #Saraselfie #gains,” she wrote in her Instagram caption. (RELATED: Coolio Dead At Age 59)
You were so good in so many ways. You loved your family and friends so much. you were so giving, warm and selfless. You made me giggle. No matter how long we went without seeing each other, we would always pick up right where we left. I love you Sara. pic.twitter.com/3VvySbd2AH
— Nikki A.S.H (@WWENikkiASH) October 6, 2022
Fellow WWE wrestler Bull James created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Lee’s husband and children.
“We’re all shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Tough Enough winner Sara Lee,” the campaign said.
“As her loving husband, Cory, picks up the pieces and continues to raise their 3 children, the last thing anyone in that position wants to be worried about is money and paying for a funeral and everything else that comes along with it,” James wrote to GoFundMe. The fundraiser has already generated $50,000, which is more than the initial $20,000 goal.
No tweet or amount of words can bring back this beautiful human, but all of my heart goes out to @TheWestinBlake & their family. Sara Lee will be missed greatly. ♥️
The photo on the left is how I will always remember her – laughing, smiling, carefree. pic.twitter.com/XLlLFXDOcF
— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) October 6, 2022
Lee’s friends and loved ones have posted images and words of love for their fallen friend.
“No tweet or amount of words can bring back this beautiful human, but all of my heart goes out to @TheWestinBlake & their family. Sara Lee will be missed greatly,”wrestler Chelsea Green tweeted. “The photo on the left is how I will always remember her – laughing, smiling, carefree,” she said.