Many tributes have come after the death of ex-WWE Tough Enough winner Sara Lee at the age of 30.
The cause of death has not yet been announced.
Her mother confirmed the news on Facebook, writing: “It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our Sarah Weston has gone unto Jesus.
“We are all in shock and the precautions are not yet complete. We ask that you respectfully let our family mourn.
“We all need prayers, especially Cory and her kids.”
The ex-grappler was married to former WWE colleague Westin Blake, real name Cory Weston, and had two children with him.
Lee rose to fame on the 2015/16 season of reality TV show Tough Enough.
The contestants had to attend professional wrestling training and compete for a contract with WWE, which went to the show’s winner.
After winning the show and getting the contract from WWE boss Triple H, she joined WWE development brand NXT and worked on a series of live events.
However, she was fired from the company just a few months later.
But Sara and her husband were celebrating in December 2017 when they tied the knot.
Earlier this year, she gave birth to her first child, a baby daughter, in May.
And in February 2019, the couple welcomed their second child, this time a boy.
As the heartbreaking news spread online, tributes soon began to pour in.
“She had the kindest soul,” one fan wrote, while another tweeted, “This is heartbreaking. Hope Wesley Blake and the family are doing well. I pray for them all.”
Another fan commented, “RIP Sara Lee. This news is incredibly sad and sending all the love I can to those close to her.”
A former Tough Enough viewer said: “Former Tough Enough winner Sara Lee has died?! I remember rooting for her and was really happy when she won. Damned. RIP.”
Another wrote: “This is heartbreaking news. Sara Lee has just passed away at the age of 30. She left too early.
“I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to Sara Lee’s family and friends. May she rest peacefully.”
Weston is best known for his time in WWE, where he performed under the ring name Wesley Blake as part of the Forgotten Sons faction.
He is a former NXT Tag Team Champion and has made multiple appearances on WWE’s SmackDown Live.
However, he was part of the huge downsizing undertaken during the Covid pandemic and was fired from WWE in April 2021.
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