At the age of 38, professional wrestler Jay Briscoe passed away.
The news of the death of the Ring of Honor (ROH) star, whose real name was Jamin Pugh, has shocked the American wrestling community.
Owner of ROH and CEO of All Elite Wrestling, Tony Khan, shared the information on Twitter.
“Unfortunately, Jamin Pugh has passed away,” he stated. He was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the inaugural show to the present. His fans know him as Jay Briscoe.
“Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH and continue to hold the titles.
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“We’ll make every effort to help his family.
“Rest In Peace, Jamin.”
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic passing of Jamin Pugh, better known to wrestling fans worldwide as Jay Briscoe, according to a statement on ROH’s website. We are thinking of his friends, family, and supporters.
According to numerous wrestling websites, Pugh was killed in a car accident on Tuesday in Laurel, Delaware.
By Delaware State Police, CNN affiliate WMDT says two persons died in the collision.
The mishap was mentioned in a tweet by Delaware police, but no parties involved were named. A deadly collision has caused Laurel Road near Little Hill Road to be closed for a prolonged time, according to the tweet sent out late on Tuesday. DSP present.
Jay Briscoe dies in car accident in Delaware https://t.co/CKlPhcjv9n pic.twitter.com/WNIAgDKIix
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) January 18, 2023
The incident-related closure of the Laurel School District was announced on Facebook on Tuesday. The statement read: “The Laurel School District will be closed for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, due to an unimaginable tragedy in our community this evening. The start of classes is on Thursday. Keep the Pugh family in your prayers and thoughts.
Dem Boys, Pugh, and his brother Mark won the ROH World Tag Team Championship 12 times. Still, want to know more about celebrities? Check out the latest news on our website, Newswatchlist.com.