One-half of the ROH Tag Team Champions Jay Briscoe passed away in a car accident earlier on Tuesday.
The accident was first reported by WMDT.com. They didn’t mention the late star by name but reported that an accident took place in Delaware:
“Laurel, DE- A fatal car collision in Laurel left two dead Tuesday evening according to Delaware State Police The incident occurred in the area of Laurel Road and Little Hill Road around 5:30 pm and caused an extended road closure.”
ROH owner Tony Khan later confirmed the news on Twitter. He noted how Briscoe, real name Jamin Pugh had dominated the ROH tag division for 2 decades:
“Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away. Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the first show until today. 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”
Many wrestling personalities have come forward to pay their tribute to Jay Briscoe as well. This includes WWE Vice President Triple H, who noted that Briscoe had developed a deep connection with fans across the globe: