‘Absolutely heartbreaking’: WWE community remembers Sara Lee

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The WWE satellite is devastated implicit the decease of erstwhile nonrecreational wrestler Sara Lee.

Lee — who won Season 6 of WWE’s “Tough Enough” world bid — died astatine the property of 30, her mother, Terri Lee, announced successful a Facebook station connected Thursday. No origin of decease was given.

WWE fable Mick Foley called the quality of Lee’s decease “awful.”

“I’m sending my champion wishes and a healing supplication to her household and friends. #RIPSaraLee,” Foley wrote.

As tributes from chap WWE stars poured successful connected Twitter, WWE called the precocious wrestler an “inspiration to many” successful the sports amusement world.

“WWE is saddened to larn of the passing of Sara Lee,” read the company’s tweet. “As a erstwhile ‘Tough Enough’ winner, Lee served arsenic an inspiration to galore successful the sports-entertainment world. WWE offers its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.”

Alexa Bliss, who tied the knot with vocalist Ryan Cabrera successful April, took to Twitter to stock a photograph with Lee astatine their wedding.

“We emotion you Sara,” Bliss wrote. “So heartbreaking. Please support Cory & their household successful your thoughts and prayers.”

AEW prima Saraya, formerly known arsenic Paige, called the quality “heartbreakingly tragic” successful a tweet that included photos of the two.

“Sending emotion to her family,” Saraya wrote, adding a breached bosom emoji. “Very saccharine quality who I got the pleasance to cognize and enactment with. RIP Sara Lee.”

It's precise peculiar to spot the wrestling assemblage travel unneurotic successful times of need. ❤️

— Nattie (@NatbyNature) October 7, 2022

This is truthful heartbreaking – what a beauteous idiosyncratic we’ve mislaid – and leaving down 3 tiny children and a hubby who ever expressed however madly successful emotion helium was with her. I’m truthful so sorry. Just heartbreaking. https://t.co/SVXLLaG60r

— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) October 7, 2022

WWE “Total Divas” prima Natalya tweeted, “It’s precise peculiar to spot the wrestling assemblage travel unneurotic successful times of need.”

Fellow wrestler Bull James organized a GoFundMe for Lee’s family, which was shared by a fig of WWE stars, and called Lee “one of the bully ones.”

“We’re each shocked and saddened by the abrupt decease of Tough Enough victor Sara Lee,” James wrote connected the fundraising page. “As her loving husband, Cory [James Weston], picks up the pieces and continues to rise their 3 children, the past happening anyone successful that presumption wants to beryllium disquieted astir is wealth and paying for a ceremonial and everything other that comes on with it.

“The wrestling assemblage has ever been 1 to travel unneurotic successful the aftermath of calamity and this is nary different. Every penny raised from this volition spell straight to Cory and the kids. Thank you each successful advance. RIP Sara, you were 1 of the bully ones.”

Lee joined WWE wrestler Cory James Weston, who worked nether the signifier sanction Wesley Blake, successful 2017. They shared 2 children — a daughter, Piper, and a son, Brady.

“This is truthful heartbreaking – what a beauteous idiosyncratic we’ve lost,” WWE prima Kayla Braxton tweeted, adding the GoFundMe nexus successful her post.

“And leaving down 3 tiny children and a hubby who ever expressed however madly successful emotion helium was with her. I’m truthful so sorry. Just heartbreaking.”

WWE pro Sonya Deville reposted the GoFundMe leafage successful a tweet sending her condolences to Lee’s family.

“Absolutely bosom breaking, beingness is excessively short,” Deville wrote. “Sara was awesome, sending emotion and prayers to her household and loved ones.”

WWE’s Carmella besides shared the fundraiser successful a tweet, writing, “This is truthful tragic. Praying for her household and loved ones.”

Sara Lee's submission portion    for 2015's 'Tough Enough' world  show.Sara Lee’s submission portion for 2015’s ‘Tough Enough’ world show.WWE

On Tuesday, Lee shared that she was recovering from a sinus corruption successful a post connected Instagram. Just 2 days later, her parent announced that she had passed away.

“It is with dense hearts we wanted to stock that our Sara Weston has gone to beryllium with Jesus,” Terri Lee wrote successful a station connected societal media. “We are each successful daze and arrangements are not complete. We inquire that you respectfully fto our household mourn.”

Lee was released by the WWE successful September 2016 aft the extremity of her one-year declaration with the company. She went connected to wrestle connected the autarkic circuit.