WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ wife dead at 55 after being struck by car

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Jim Ross’s wife Jan Ross is dead at 55.

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ wife Jan Ross died at 55 years old, just days after sustaining a severe brain injury.

Ross himself broke the heartbreaking news on his Twitter late Wednesday night.


According to reports, Jan was riding her Vespa home from the gym on Monday in Oklahoma when she was struck from behind by a vehicle. Ross, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained a serious brain trauma and multiple skull fractures.

Since then, Ross had given updates since the accident, asking for fans to keep them in their prayers

On Wednesday morning, Ross took to his personal website to go into the detail the emotions he was going through as he sat by his late wife’s side.

"Jan and I started seeing each other in my WCW days and she remained steadfast at my side during my 21 year WWE run, of which she dearly loved and always felt like we were a member of a family there,  no matter the various challenges that confronted us along the way including my three bouts with Bells palsy. She never wavered.Jan and I had memorable success together when I was managing WWE’s Talent Relations Department. We were a team in WWE. I was a “coach” and Jan was the best coach’s wife ever. She loved the talents and their spouses, invited them into our home, cooked for them and even did some of their laundry that they would bring over. Some of the Attitude Era’s biggest stars were made to feel welcome in our home over the years thanks to my wife.She helped me battle thru multiple bouts of depression as a  result of the multiple, Bells palsy attacks, my dependence on Ambian, and nursed me to back health after serious, colon surgery that threatened my life and she never complained one time.This woman loves me more than I’ll ever deserve and simply knowing her has enriched my life to levels that I can never repay.My wife would be so moved to know how many of you are praying for her.This update has been written through many tears and shaky hands but please know that your support and love for Jan, and me, is both comforting and appreciated.God Bless you all.J.R."

There has been no official word from the WWE but one can expect the company to pay tribute to their longtime commenter’s loss.