• Jay Briscoe was the reigning ROH World Tag Team Champion with his brother, Mark
  • The brothers were inducted into the ROH's inaugural Hall of Fame class last year
  • As a singles competitor, Briscoe had two separate stints as the ROH world champion

Wrestling star and Ring of Honor legend Jay Briscoe passed away at the age of 38.

The wrestler's death was announced on Twitter by Tony Khan, All Elite Wrestling founder who also purchased Ring of Honor last March.

"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," Khan tweeted. "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."

Pro wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer wrote on Twitter, "Tony Khan tweeted the death of Jay Briscoe in an auto accident. Two people in car died in an accident at 5:30 p.m. in Laurel, Maryland. Just horribly tragic news."

Briscoe was seen as one of the best professional tag-team wrestlers in the world and was the reigning ROH World Tag Team Champion with his brother, Mark. The two brothers — The Briscoes — are 13-time ROH World Tag Team Champions, according to the New York Post.

The deceased wrestler, who was been part of Ring of Honor since 2002, had a net worth was $5 Million as of Jan. 9 this year, according to Famous Birthdays.

During his illustrious career that spanned roughly two decades, Briscoe earned success as a singles competitor as well. He enjoyed two separate stints as the Ring of Honor world champion.

Briscoe and his brother were also inducted into the Ring of Honor's Hall of Fame in 2022 as part of the inaugural class.

"Jay Briscoe was 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," long-time pro wrestler Christopher Daniels said, as quoted by 7NEWS. "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."

"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 ... " fellow wrestler Frankie Kazarian reportedly said.

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