On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, Angela Lee took to her Instagram to announce that her little sister Victoria passed away on Dec. 26, 2022. News of her passing sent shockwaves throughout the MMA community and beyond due to the young age of 16 at which she had started fighting professionally. Let’s take a look back at the life and career of Victoria Lee. Keep reading more
Who was Victoria Lee?
This talented, 16-year old first stepped into the ring in February 2021 as a professional fighter under the banner of ONE Championship. She made an impressive debut with a submission victory over her opponent Sunisa Srisan. After this fight, she went on to win her next three fights with the organization more than successfully before taking a break for health related issues in August 2021. Through her impressive performance, Victoria has shown that no matter what age one is, skill and perseverance can have an impact in any battle. It is clear that staying healthy mentally and physically will be key if we are to witness more of Victoria’s talent in action down the line.
Victoria was known for her immense talent and charisma inside the cage as well as her amiable personality outside it. She was a role model both for young girls everywhere who aspire to become professional fighters and for those aspiring to pursue their dreams despite facing difficult obstacles along their path. Her rise in popularity was evident by the fact that she had amassed over one million followers on social media before passing away at just 18 years old.
In addition to being immensely talented inside a cage, Victoria was also incredibly smart outside of it as well; she graduated high school around the same time she made her MMA debut and was accepted into Princeton University’s prestigious Class of 2027 shortly thereafter. Although she never got to fulfill those dreams, she will forever be remembered by friends and family alike as an inspiration for others looking to break boundaries within their respective fields despite insurmountable odds stacked against them.
How did Victoria Lee die? What was the cause of her death?
On January 7, 2023, Angela Lee announced the tragic news that her sister, Victoria Lee, had died at the age of 18. At the time of her death, Victoria had been a former ONE Championship fighter—making her the second in the organization to die. Prior to her passing, the first was Yang Jian Bing who passed away due to dehydration when he was 21 years-old. There has yet to be an official report on what caused Victoria’s death such asphyxiation or a heart attack. What is certain is that it’s a devastating loss for everyone who knew and loved her.
Tributes Pour To Victoria Lee death
The passing of Victoria Lee is an immense tragedy for everyone who followed her journey or knew her personally; however, it is important that we remember how much joy and inspiration she brought into our lives while she was here with us on this earth. Her courage will be remembered always and may serve as an encouragement for many generations that follow after hers; if we can remain courageous even when presented with difficulty, there is no limit to what we can achieve in life! May Victoria rest peacefully knowing how much love, admiration, and respect all those who knew her have for her now and forevermore!