Ex-WWE star and Tough Enough Winner Sara Lee has sadly passed away aged 30

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The winner of WWE's Tough Enough, Sara Lee, has passed away, her mother has announced.

Lee, 30, was a participant in WWE's Tough Enough, a reality competition show where participants would compete for the chance to sign with the WWE.

A participant on the most recent sixth season, Lee went on to work with WWE from her win on the show until September 30, 2016, when she was released from the company.

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Lee's mother took to Facebook and announced the tragic news, sharing the news with "heavy hearts" that Lee had passed away at the age of 30.

The post from Lee's mother read: "It is with heavy hearts we wanted to share that our Sara Weston has gone to be with Jesus. We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete.

"We ask that you respectfully let our family mourn. We all need prayers especially Cory and her children."

Lee's run with the WWE saw her feature on developmental programme NXT, where she made an in-ring debut in a six-woman tag team match.

She was released several months after the match, remaining on the independent wrestling circuit from 2017 until her death.

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Lee, a mother of three and married to fellow ex-WWE talent Wesley Blake, had been trained by WWE legends Billy Gunn, Booker T and Lita, making her debut on the 2015 season of Tough Enough.

Lee's work with WWE saw her adopt the in-ring name Hope, with her first competitive match in the company a losing effort to retired WWE wrestler Alicia Fox.

She and Blake had three children together, with their daughter, Piper Weston, born on May 1, 2017.

Their second child together, Brady, was born on February 27, 2019.

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