Mum of Scots wrestler dies after being hit by car on holiday in Florida

Bridgeen Mitchell, 51, died in Florida while visiting her daughter Kayleigh Rae in May.

Mum of Scots WWE wrestler dies in Florida after being hit by car on family holiday GoFundMe

The mum of a Scottish WWE wrestler has died after being struck by a car while visiting her daughter in Florida.

Bridgeen Mitchell, from Paisley, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a vehicle in Orlando as she crossed the street with her partner on May 17.

The 51-year-old had flown out for a family holiday to visit her daughter, Kayleigh Rae, who is a pro-wrestler in the WWE known as Alba Fyre in the US.

Kayleigh, who holds the record for the longest reign as the NXT UK Women’s Champion in WWE’s history, said that she cannot describe how “devastated” she and the rest of her family are at this time.

Paying tribute on social media, she wrote: “Most people know by now but I wanted to let everyone here know that on Friday night my mum and dad were hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. Unfortunately my mum didn’t make it.

“Words cannot describe how devastated we all are. She was the most caring, fun loving person, the life of every party and the biggest wee legend we all knew. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

“We know everyone will be feeling this loss, and while our family would appreciate some privacy at this time we’d like people to remember my mum for all the love she brought to everyone.”

A fundraiser has since been launched by family friends to help bring Bridgeen’s body back to Scotland, with almost £3,000 raised for the family so far.

The GoFundMe read: “As most of you will know, Bridgeen was taken suddenly in a tragic accident while visiting her daughter Kayleigh in Florida almost three weeks ago.

“Bridgeen, a beloved mum, partner and sister firstly, a family member to many and a dear friend to many, many more.

“The family whilst going through such a traumatic time are also having to arrange to bring Bridgeen back home before they can make further plans to lay her to rest.

“Although no amount of money could take away their pain. A lot of the community have been asking how they can donate and give back as Bridgeen gave to so many, therefor the family has agreed they can do so via page.”

To donate to the fundraiser, click here.

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