Who Was Sara Lee and Why The Internet Mourns The Loss of WWE Wrestling Superstar

Who Was Sara Lee and Why The Internet Mourns The Loss of WWE Wrestling Superstar

Kreskin Sugay
October 09 2022 - 02:13pm

The family, friends, fans, and colleagues of reality show star and WWE Wrestling sensation Sara Lee are overcome with grief after the 30-year-old and mother of three passed away unexpectedly on October 7, 2022. 

News of her sudden death came as a shock- just the day before, she posted about overcoming a sinus infection and was even well enough to go to the gym. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Sara Lee’s life and unfortunate death.

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News of her death

Terri, the mother of Sara Lee, broke the news about the healthy 30-year-old's death on Facebook. Terri couldn’t hide her disbelief, saying that the family was still in a state of shock and that ‘Sara has left to be with Jesus.’ 

Terri also asked for privacy while they grieved. 

As the news is fairly recent, an official cause of death has not been released- but this hasn’t stopped the internet to share their speculations.

Sara Lee's career

Not many people know that Sara Lee was a powerlifter before she won the Tough Enough reality show. The win secured her a $250,000 contract from no less than the WWE. 

She would fight it out in the ring for several years through her screen name, Hope. Her WWE contract ended in 2016 but she continued to train in Florida.

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Sara Lee’s family life

Aside from being a wrestler, Sara was a loving wife to fellow wrestler Cory James Weston. Together, they were proud parents to three little children. They paint a happy picture on social media and even went as characters from the Little Mermaid for Halloween in 2021. 

Sara was close to her parents. Just barely two months ago, her father accompanied her to a My Chemical Romance concert- just as he did when she was 13 years old.

Sara Lee and the WWE community

Sara Lee’s friends set up a fundraising site for her and her family. Her fellow wrestler, Bull James started a GoFundMe site to raise 20,000. The site has now raised 75,000.

How did Sara Lee die?

Sara’s last social media post may hold some clues. On October 4th, Sara posted on Instagram a selfie showing herself in the gym. She said that it was her second day in the gym after a serious sinus infection. Her post has received more than a hundred thousand messages and reactions.

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Sinus infections are rarely deadly but dying from them is indeed possible. Here are just some of the complications you can get from a sinus infection: 

  • Bone infection

  • Brain abscess

  • Eye infection

  • Meningitis

  • Thrombosis or blood clots in the sinus cavity

Beginning symptoms of these include:

  • Confusion

  • Drooping eyelid

  • Fever

  • Forehead swelling

  • Inability to move neck forward

  • Light sensitivity

  • Redness around the eye

  • Seizures

  • Severe headache

  • Vision changes 

Sara passed away when she was only 30 years old. 

If you or anyone you know have these symptoms resulting from a sinus infection, it is recommended to consult with a medical practitioner right away.

Sara Lee will surely be missed!

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