Ashley Massaro, Former WWE Superstar, Dies at 39
Former WWE superstar, model, radio personality, MTV Host and actress, Ashley Massaro, passed away at the age of 39.
The news was shared by WWE, who said in the statement that Ashley Massaro was "beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world."
As reported by TMZ, Massaro was transported from her home in Suffolk County, NY to a local hospital. However, the circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear.
Just saw @ashleymassaro11 a few times over the past few months at #horrorcon in #AtlanticCity and #Wrestlecon a couple weeks after— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) May 17, 2019
She was excited about training for a in-ring return
Was very cool to talk to
Another one gone too young #RIPAshleyMassaro
The Blast obtained the emergency call dispatch audio, in which medical personnel responded to "a female, unconscious." CPR was administered on the way to the hospital.
Her death is being investigated but officials have no reason to suspect foul play at this stage. For the time being, her death is classified as "non-criminal."
This is just awful news - Ashley Massaro is gone. She was only 39. She lived in the same town as me...I loved seeing her around. She was always so nice...and now she’s gone. #RIPAshleyMassaro pic.twitter.com/wOUY4gsTQo— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 17, 2019
Massaro rose to fame when she won the WWE's "2005 Raw Diva Search" and landed a contract of $250,000 for 12 months.
She appeared in "Survivor: China" two years later, and also had small roles in "Smallville" and "The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect."
Massaro was still active on Twitter one day before her death, informing her followers that she was replying to fan mail.
Massaro, who announced in March that she would be returning to the wrestling ring, is survived by her daughter, Alexa Massaro.