Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Ashley Massaro died Thursday morning in New York, the wrestling organization announced. She was 39.
"We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro," WWE said in a statement. "She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends."
According to TMZ Sports, Massaro was taken to a hospital from her home in Suffolk County, New York, and died early Thursday. The cause of death has been called “non-criminal,” according to the website.
We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends. https://t.co/PqHSRbOGso— WWE (@WWE) May 17, 2019
Massaro joined WWE in 2005, entering the Raw Diva Search, which she won, according to Bleacher Report. She remained with the company through 2008.
“This is an incredible loss,” wrestler Brandi Rhodes tweeted.
“This is just awful news -- Ashley Massaro is gone,” longtime wrestler Mick Foley tweeted. “She was only 39. She lived in the same town as me.”
"I have no words. Ashley was my tag partner at WrestleMania. My sometimes road wife. … I'm heartbroken for her family," Maria Kanellis Bennett tweeted.
So terribly sad to hear about the passing of Ashley Massaro. She always went out of her way to be kind to me and always made time for everybody. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her family. Rest peacefully Ashley ❤️ pic.twitter.com/c4NBs8Br7D— Noelle Foley (@NoelleFoley) May 17, 2019
I am so terribly sad to hear of the passing of Ashley Massaro. She was always so kind to me and supportive. This is an incredible loss. 💔— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) May 17, 2019
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
I have no words. Ashley was my tag partner at Wrestlemania. My sometimes road wife. We did countless photo shoots and press days together. It seems like yesterday Ashley was a major part of my life and then our worlds changed and now she is gone. Im heartbroken for her family. https://t.co/QTcNxN3P0K pic.twitter.com/olaTWKD9JS— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) May 17, 2019
Ashley Massaro ❤️ Thank you for the memories.— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) May 17, 2019
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