The death of Jay Briscoe has hit the wrestling world hard while his mother has issued some comments and money continues to be raised to support his family.
On Tuesday, January 17th, Jay Briscoe was driving his car in Laurel, Delaware with his two daughters and a driver in another lane went into his lane for some reason leading to a head-on collision. Jay and the woman driving the other car were killed while Jay’s daughters are in the hospital. Jay Briscoe – whose real name is Jamin Pugh – passed away at 38 years old. He had a wife and three children.
The Briscoes Brothers tag team of Jay & Mark Briscoe are Ring of Honor Hall of Famers that were 13-time ROH Tag Team Champions while Jay was also a two-time former ROH World Champion as well.
Jay Briscoe’s mother Jana Pugh spoke to NBC’s WRDE Coast TV about her son noting that he always took care of people.
“He took care of people. He really wanted people to be kind to each other. It was very important to him. If Jamin could see the people that are reaching out and praying because of what’s happened to him, he’d feel like, you know, ‘I did reach some people.'”
As we have covered previously, there is a GiveSendGo donation page set up to provide some financial assistance for Jay’s family that includes a photo of the family standing together. The message is as follows:
On the evening of January 17th, our community and friends across the world were left in shock after the news of the passing of Jamin, a man who made everyone around him a better person. The Pugh family’s world has shifted, and with that there will be many unforeseen expenses. We have set this page up (with approval from the family) to help ease any burden that may arise from this tragedy.
Its been heartwarming to read all the stories of those who interacted with Jamin, and his impact was felt across the world. Please continue to pray for the Pugh family and all of their children.
This is the only campaign that has been approved by the family.
Many people in the pro wrestling industry have shared the link for the donation page, which has led to many well-known people in wrestling that have donated to it.
Some of the top donations by people in wrestling include Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks, Kevin Owens, Dax Harwood, Adam Cole, Jim Cornette, Shawn Spears & Cassie Lee as well as many others.
The campaign has raised nearly $200,000 as of 11 AM on Friday, January 20th.