Former WWE Tough Enough winner Sara Lee’s death has been confirmed as a suicide, according to a report by TMZ.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office’s documents, which the publication claims to have obtained, state that Lee, whose real name was Sarah Ann Weston, died from ingesting a lethal combination of alcohol and pills. She reportedly left “letters of intent” at the scene.

The autopsy also revealed that Lee had bruises and abrasions on her head and body, leading officials to suspect that she may have fallen while intoxicated. Lee passed away at the age of 30 in October 2022.

In a statement issued at the time of her passing, WWE expressed its condolences to Lee’s family, friends, and fans. The company hailed her as an inspiration to many in the sports-entertainment world, given her success on the reality show competition WWE Tough Enough, which offered participants a chance to land a contract with the company.


WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Sara Lee. 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.

After Lee’s passing, her husband, former WWE star Wesley Blake, wrote a heartfelt message on social media, expressing his love and admiration for his wife. He described her as an angel walking on this earth, who was a motivator, best friend, sister, daughter, aunt, the backbone of their family, and, above all, his wife.

Dear Sara, I loved you from the first moment I saw you. I would always say that you were an angel walking on this earth.

Beautiful, compassionate, strong and so loving. An angel that blessed me with 3 of the most beautiful children I could imagine. But you were soo much more than just mom.

You were a motivator, a best friend, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, the back bone of our family, and (my favorite), my wife.
I really don’t know what to say in these uncertain times. I just know that death can’t take away the memories we made. I can’t promise that I will stop grieving but I know now, that you’re free.

I can’t thank you enough for giving me the best years of my life so far. I LOVE YOU SARA.

The wrestling community has been rocked by several high-profile deaths in recent years, including that of Ashley Massaro and Jon Huber (Brodie Lee/Luke Harper).

We extend our condolences to Lee’s family, friends, and all those affected by her passing.

What memories or moments do you remember the most from Sara Lee’s time in WWE and Tough Enough? Lave a comment below.

Steve Carrier

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