2015 Tough Enough winner Sara Lee passed away at the age of 30. The saddening news came to light last year. WWE had offered its condolences to Sara Lee’s family, friends and fan.
Reason of Sara Lee’s death
Now, Sara Lee’s cause of death has been revealed. TMZ reported on May 5 that Sara Lee died via suicide. Lee passed away back in October 2022.
According to the report, Lee passed away after ingesting a lethal amount of alcohol and pills. Lee also left a letter of intent before her death.
Lee was married to former WWE star Wesley Blake at the time of her passing. Together, the two had two children, Piper and Brady.
Lee was chosen by fan vote as one of the winners, along with Josh Bredl, earning a $250,000 one-year contract with WWE. During the final, Lee adopted the ring name Hope, and lost a singles match to Alicia Fox. She made her in-ring debut at the January 30 live event during a six-Diva tag team match, which also involved fellow Tough Enough competitor Mandy Rose. On September 30, 2016, Lee was released from her WWE contract.
We send the best wishes to Blake, Piper, Brady, and all of the friends and family of Sara Lee.
If you, a family member, or friend are struggling with mental health issues and/or thoughts of suicide, you’re not alone. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).