ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee is grieving but coping up with the untimely passing of younger sister and fellow mixed martial arts fighter Victoria.
Angela Lee posted a photo of herself cuddling Victoria on Instagram with a lengthy caption sharing how she is dealing with her loss and trying to find comfort in her sister’s loving memory.
Part of the caption read:
“Sometimes in life there are losses. Losses that can never really be replaced. Losing you has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to live with. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. I wasn’t ready to let you leave. I would give anything for just one more day, just one more second. But I’ve learned to trust in unconditional love. Because the one profound thing about death is that love never dies.”
“Some bonds cannot be broken… Someday we will meet again — and we will no longer be separated by time or space. But until that day, I’ll find comfort in knowing that you are still with me. Your heart safely tucked inside mine. Some hearts just belong together and nothing will ever change that. I loved you then. I love you now. Always did. Always will. Forever in my mind. Forever in my heart. I will carry you.”
Angela Lee made the announcement of Victoria’s death at the age of 18 in early January on Instagram, saying she passed away on December 26, 2022 but the cause of death was not shared.
Prior to her passing, Victoria was tipped for greatness, winning all of her first three fights and following in the footsteps of her champion siblings Angela and Christian, the reigning ONE lightweight and welterweight world champion.
Angela Lee thanks ONE Championship for ‘beautiful’ tribute to sister Victoria Lee
‘Unstoppable’ Angela Lee appreciates the support she and her family are getting from ONE Championship during their time of grief over the passing of her younger sibling Victoria.
At the promotion’s first live event on January 13 in Bangkok, they produced a video tribute to Victoria, who died at the young age of 18 on December 26, 2022. The video showed how Victoria was full of life and determination as she embarked on her ONE journey.
It was a gesture that Angela Lee was appreciative of, sharing how it captured the passionate athlete and individual Victoria was. Lee said on Instagram:
“I miss you so much sis 🤍 Thank you @onechampionship and @yodchatri for this beautiful tribute video honoring Victoria.This video is just a short clip of the beautiful, brilliant, kind and hardworking person Victoria was. She was down to earth, with unshakable determination and a heart of gold.”
Watch the video tribute below:
Victoria made her ONE debut two years ago and compiled a 3-0 record. She was last in action in September 2021 at ONE: Revolution, where she defeated Brazilian Victoria Souza by technical knockout in the second round.
Angela Lee, for her part, had two fights last year after a two-and-a-half-year break to start a family.