Want to know about Jay Briscoe and what happened to him? A few days back, a piece of news came that the wrestler was dead. It’s been a few days since the wrestler left all of us behind with a hole in our hearts that can’t be filled easily; screw that, it can’t be filled at all.
It is one of the most heart-wrenching news that’s been highlighted a lot. The question arises here, what’s the reason? Was he ill, or there’s another reason? Before directly jumping into his death, let’s take a few baby steps and know about him.
Starting with the basics, Jamin Dale Pugh was born in 1984 on 25 January in Salisbury, Maryland, United States. He was an American professional wrestler and was known primarily for his partnership with Mark Briscoe, his brother. In the ring, they both go by the name of the Briscoe Brothers. As a professional in his career, he successfully made it to the Impact World Tag Team Championship as well as IWGP Tag Team Championship.
While talking about his achievements, one cannot forget about the title of ROH World Champion, which he earned a couple of times. In 2022 both Briscoe Brothers won Crockett Cup. Talking about his ring name, he was known as Jay Briscoe in the ring.
Since the beginning, he has been interested in wrestling, and in 2000 he made his debut and has never looked back since then. Till his death which happened on 17 January 2023 in Laurel, Delaware, United States, he did many wonders.
Coming back to our today’s topic, Jay Briscoe’s death which, by the way, was very sudden. He had a premature death, considering his age which wasn’t that much. His death was unexpected and unbelievable, and people are still not able to recover from the shock. Wondering about the cause? His death is not because of any health situation, then what happened. Continue scrolling to get the answer to your question.
Jay Briscoe’s Death: Everything about The Wrestler’s Death
As mentioned earlier, Jay Briscoe didn’t die because of any illness. The reason for his passing away is not any illness. He died because of an accident. Yes, you read it right. An actual car accident. He died on 17 January 2023. He was just 38 years old at that time, and he didn’t even complete his whole 40 years on Earth.
His death was announced by Tony Khan or the Ring of Honor on his Twitter handle. In case you are unable to remember him, then he’s the CEO of All Elite Wrestling. Once the news of his passing away went online, everyone started conveying their messages.
Talking about the accident was a head-on collision with another vehicle. Another vehicle is a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The driver on the other end shared the same faith with Jay Briscoe, and even he died on the spot after losing his senses.
In the car, Jay Briscoe was not alone. He had his two daughters, Gracie and Jayleigh, with him inside the car. He was taking them to their cheerleading practices. Even both of them were badly injured and were hospitalized. Gracie was 12 years old, whereas Jayleigh was 9 years old.
After the much-needed medical attention was given to them, experts said that their condition was critical at the time they were admitted. Both of them lost their father in a very unfaithful accident.
In our daily lives, we have heard about a lot of accidents taking place, and that’s not quite pretty. Talking about the other driver, the driver was a 27-year-old woman whose name was Lillyanne Ternahan. She directly drove into Jay’s lane, causing a collision between the two cars.
When forces got to know and investigated the case, they found that she had a seatbelt tied around her. The same can’t be said for the wrestler, though. This accident took place on the highway.
Tony Khan, in his post, said that, sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away, who is known to fans as Jay Briscoe and was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the first show until that day. It’s been over a month now, and all the rituals are done, but people are still morning for loss. The incident took place in The Laurel School District area. The area remained closed on 18 January, a day after the accident took place.
Jay Briscoe and Lillyanne Ternahan’s family lost a member on that day, and we can’t even imagine what they went through or are going through. May their souls rest in peace. The wrestling industry lost a gem on that highway. Both of his daughters got released from the hospital a few days back. They both are doing good now. Good wishes to both families, and I hope they recover from the loss soon.