Sara Lee, the 2015 female winner of WWE's reality show Tough Enough, passed away Thursday. She was 30.
As of Thursday evening, the cause of death had not been made public. The New York Post reported that Lee's mother shared the news: “It is with heavy hearts we wanted to share that our Sara Weston has gone to be with Jesus,” Terri Lee wrote in a post on social media. “We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete. We ask that you respectfully let our family mourn.”
Lee won the most recent season of Tough Enough, edging out current NXT Champion Mandy Rose and scoring a one-year contract with WWE. She was released from the company in 2016. The following year, she married fellow wrestler Cory Weston, better known as Wesley Blake (now Westin Blake) in NXT and WWE. They had three children.
Several wrestlers offered their condolences, including Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green, who both competed on the 2015 season of Tough Enough with Sara Lee. Others sent well wishes, such as Saraya, Bayley, Carmella, Karrion Kross, Matt Cardona, Charlotte Flair and Nikki ASH. Former NXT superstar Bull Dempsey set up a GoFundMe that had raised more than $50,000 as of Thursday night.
Every little bit helps. RIP Sara ❤️https://t.co/4JE5NhiXceAdvertisement— Bull James (@RealBullJames) October 6, 2022
Everyone at WhatCulture sends their condolences to the family and friends of Sara Lee.