Sara Lee was an American television personality and professional wrestler and winner of the sixth season of WWE’s television series Tough Enough who would sign to WWE with her real name. She picked up the ring name of Hope in the finale of the show. On Oct 6, 2022, she died unexpectedly at the age of 30. She studied diagnostic medical sonography at Delta College. Lee was assigned to WWE’s developmental territory NXT, based at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, to begin training, in Sep 2022.
Sara Lee Wrestler Death
How did Sara Lee died? Lee’s death was announced on Thursday by her mother on social media. She died due to some, sinus infection, which she posted on her Instagram account. On Thursday, WWE released a statement that called Lee an “inspiration.”
“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Sara Lee,” the statement said. “As a former ‘Tough Enough’ winner, Lee served as an inspiration to many in the sports-entertainment world. WWE offers its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.”
Following the news of Lee’s death, WWE wrestler Bull James established a GoFundMe campaign to assist Lee’s husband, Cory, and their three children.
“We’re all shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Tough Enough winner Sara Lee,” the campaign — which has raised more than $101,500 — read. “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.”
Sara Lee Last Selfie On Instagram
In her final Instagram post shared on Oct. 5, 2022, Lee posted a mirror selfie from inside a bathroom and noted she had been struggling with a sinus infection.
“Celebrating finally being healthy enough to go to the gym 2 days in a row,” she wrote, “first ever sinus infection kicked my butt #Saraselfie #gains.”
WWE Sara Lee’s Childhood
Sara Ann Lee was born and raised in Hope Township, Michigan. She spent time in competitive powerlifting. She graduated from Meridian High School in 2010 and went on to study diagnostic medical sonography at Delta College in Bay City, Michigan.