WWE announced Thursday that Sara Lee, winner of “Tough Enough” by WWE, has died.
Lee is a native of Hope Township in Michigan. She was a skilled powerlifter before joining the sixth season of WWE’s reality series. WWE shared her vote on their website.
“The loss of Sara Lee deeply saddens WWE. Lee, a former winner of “Tough Enough”, was an inspiration for many in the sports-entertainment industry. WWE sends its deepest condolences and sympathies to Lee’s family, friends, and fans,” the entertainment company tweeted on Thursday.
Along with Josh Bredl, she won Season 6 of “Tough Enough.” According to NBC News, Lee’s win earned the WWE a $250,000 one-year contract.
NBC News reported that Lee was married to Cory James Weston, a former WWE wrestler, and the mother of her three children. According to NBC News, Lee had previously stated that she was studying to be an ultrasound technician.
According to the news outlet, Terri Lee, Lee’s mother’s social media, said that they were all in shock when Lee died and asked for prayers.
Yahoo! Yahoo! News reported Lee’s cause of death is not known.
The death of Lee sparked a flood of reactions on social media by members of the WWE community.
“Heartbreaking. Life is too short. WWE wrestler Sonay Deville tweeted Sara was amazing sending love and prayers to the loved ones.”
“This is very heartbreaking. What a beautiful person we have lost. And leaving behind three small children and a husband who was always so in love with her. I am so sorry. It’s just heartbreaking,” Kayla Braxton, a WWE wrestler, tweeted.
Mick Foley, WWE legend, tweeted: “This is just terrible news. I send my deepest sympathies and a prayer of healing to her family. #RIPSaraLee.”