Former WWE wrestler Ashley Massaro has died at the age of 39. While officials have not revealed the cause of death, an autopsy is being performed, and TMZ says her death is being classified as "non-criminal" by the Suffolk Country Police Department.
WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus paid tribute to Ashley Massaro following her passing, saying they formed a tight bond and she's having trouble processing the news.
Massaro won the "WWE Diva Search" in 2005, eventually becoming a valet for Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick.
Massaro, who worked for WWE from 2005 until 2008, announced back in March that she was planning a comeback to the indies. Her prize was a one-year, $250,000 contract with the WWE, which turned into a three-year career in the company.
Law enforcement sources tell us a "rescue call" came in at 5:23 AM to her home in Smithtown and was transported to a local hospital, where she passed away.
"Please god this can't be it", she heartbreakingly added alongside a childhood photo of herself with Massaro.
"Everyone at Starrcast would like to extend our honest condolences to the friends, family, fans & colleagues of Ashley Massaro", the official Starrcast Twitter account posted Thursday.
"Gonna be bumping around the ring starting next week. super pumped n ready to see what I got left in these ole boots of mine!" She was only 39. She lived in the same town as me. "If we took enough pills, the pain went away (temporarily) and we were able to wrestle". "I'm heartbroken for her family". She was always so nice.and now she's gone. She would have turned 40 on May 26, and leaves behind a daughter.
What were some of your favorite memories of Ashley Massaro?