Jay Briscoe dies at 38: Ring of Honor professional wrestler killed in car accident in Delaware
Professional wrestler Jay Briscoe has died at the age of 38 in an auto accident in Laurel, Delaware on Tuesday.
AEW owner Tony Khan announced the tragic news on Twitter Tuesday, writing, ‘Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away,’ using the wrestler’s real name.
‘Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the first show until today,’ Khan said. ‘Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this day. We’ll do whatever we can to support his family. Rest In Peace Jamin.
The latest: Professional wrestler Jay Briscoe died at the age of 38 in an auto accident in Laurel, Delaware on Tuesday. He was pictured in 2019 in NYC
The news was confirmed by the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, who said the accident took place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The grappler, who was in a tag team with his brother Mark Briscoe, 38, was well remembered by his squared circle colleagues in the wake of his tragic passing.
‘I cannot even begin to process this right now,’ Frankie Kazarian said. ‘I loved everything about my friend Jay Briscoe. His passion. His drive. His presence. Our wars in the ring. Most importantly, how much he loved his family. I am literally sick to my stomach.’
Wrestler Christopher Daniels called the late wrestler ‘one of the toughest men I ever had the privilege of sharing a ring with, as well as being a tremendous brother, father, and man.’
Details: The late grappler was in a tag team with his brother Mark Briscoe, 38, (L)
The brothers had been seen together in a tweet posted earlier Tuesday
The news was confirmed by the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, who said the accident took place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
He continued: ‘I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to know him and wrestle him as often as I did. Rest in Peace, Jay, I love you.’
ECW legend Tommy Dreamer said he knew ‘Briscoe since he was a fan,’ and ‘watched him become an amazing wrestler, best tag team & realest promo guy.
He added: ‘I was going to text him yesterday about the cost of eggs and I didnt … I wish I did … Whenever I saw them I’d say Luv me some Briscoes,’ adding, ‘Prayers for his family.’
Briscoe was well remembered by his squared circle colleagues in the wake of his tragic passing