Victoria Lee, a rising star in mixed martial arts, has died, ONE Championship and her family announced Saturday. she was 18
Angela Lee said in a social media post that her sister died on December 26. The cause of her death was not announced.
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“He left too soon and our family has been completely devastated ever since,” Angela Lee said. “We miss her. More than anything in this world. Our family will never be the same. Life will never be the same.”
“We miss you so much, sister. More than you could imagine. We are all broken. Because a part of you was in each of us and when you left, those parts were ripped from us. We will never be the same.” .”
ONE Championship also posted a tweet confirming the woman’s death.
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“The ONE Championship team is devastated by the tragic passing of Victoria Lee,” the company said. “We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends of hers at this difficult time.”
ONE Championship President and CEO Chatri Sityodtong also spoke about Lee’s death on social media.
“I am heartbroken by the death of Victoria Lee. I first met Victoria when she was 11 years old. I watched her blossom over the years as a martial artist and as a human being,” she said. “I always remember thinking how wise, thoughtful and selfless she was beyond her years. Of course, she was an extraordinary martial arts prodigy even back then, but I could see that she was so much more than that. Victoria had the heart purest of gold and a brilliant mind. She cared for others before herself. She wanted to use her life to help the world. I will always remember Victoria for the beautiful and precious soul that she was.”
Sityodtong also sent condolences to Lee’s family.
Lee’s sister Angela and brother Christian are ONE champions.
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Lee earned three wins in her ONE career, most recently against Victoria Souza at ONE Championship Revolution in September 2021 via TKO.