Professional fighter Jay Briscoe has died at the age of 38.
The world of American wrestling is shocked after the announcement of the death of the Ring of Honor (ROH) star, whose real name was Jamin Pugh.
Tony Khan, CEO of All Elite Wrestling and owner of ROH, announced the news on Twitter.
He wrote: “Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away. Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the very first show to this day.
Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this day.
“We will do everything we can to support his family.
“Rest in peace Jamin.”
a statement about ROH’s website said: “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic passing of Jamin Pugh, known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans.”
Numerous fighting sites have reported that Pugh was killed in a car accident in Laurel, Delaware on Tuesday.
CNN affiliate WMDT reports that two people were killed in the crash, citing the Delaware State Police.
delaware police tweeted about the accident, but did not identify those involved. The tweet, posted Tuesday night, read: “Laurel Road at Little Hill Road will be closed for an extended period due to a fatal accident. DSP on stage”.
CNN has contacted the Delaware State Police for comment.
Laurel School District posted on Facebook on Tuesday that it would be closed on the Wednesday after the incident. He read: “Due to an unthinkable tragedy in our community tonight, the Laurel School District will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Schools will reopen Thursday. Please keep the Pugh family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Pugh and his brother Mark, known as Dem Boys, were 12-time ROH World Tag Team Champions.
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