There’s some very sad news to report tonight because Ashley Massaro has passed away at 39 years of age. She would have turned 40 years old on May 26. Ashley is a former WWE Diva Search Winner in 2005 and later she was a WWE Diva that also competed on the reality show Survivor. She was the mother to one daughter.
Ashley’s death was reported by TMZ Sports, who wrote that “Massaro was transported from her home in Suffolk County, NY to a nearby hospital where she died early Thursday morning. Officials would not reveal the cause of death at this point, but we’re told it’s being classified as “non-criminal.””
Ashley worked for WWE from 2005 until July 2008. During her career, she posed for Playboy magazine, she wrestled at WrestleMania, she teamed up with legends like Trish Stratus and Mickie James in one of her first storylines and she was always very popular with the WWE fans.
It was reported by The Blast that law enforcement was called to her home for a “rescue call” at 5:23 AM and she was transported to a local hospital where she passed away.
WWE posted about it this evening as well:
We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. 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.
They posted a photo gallery of Ashley here.
Ashley last sent out a tweet yesterday saying she responded to fan mail.
Just answered a ton of fanmail so you guys should be receiving them soon! Love ya punx🤘🏼🖤 pic.twitter.com/U1B1FJEoXK
— ☆ Ashley Massaro ☆ (@ashleymassaro11) May 15, 2019
This is very sad news. I know she hasn’t been in the wrestling business for a decade, but she still appeared at wrestling indy shows and conventions even as recently as this year’s WrestleMania. I didn’t know of any health issues with her or anything wrong. I had met her a few times at those wrestling conventions. She was so nice to everybody.
On behalf of everybody associated with TJRWrestling, we send our heartfelt condolences to Ashley’s family, friends and fans all around the world. Gone too soon. Very sad to learn of this news today.
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
I can’t even begin to explain how devastated I am to hear about @ashleymassaro11 – legit one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. When we fall into a dark place it can seem like it will never change but if you are there PLEASE keep hope & reach out for help.
— Torrie Wilson (@Torrie11) May 17, 2019
Im sorry to hear this. She was way too young. May she RIP. https://t.co/Kl0VU7xRtL
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) May 17, 2019
Very saddened to hear this. Ash was a funny and sweet soul and was always nice to me. My thoughts go out to her daughter. https://t.co/FQFpZcLDwG
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 17, 2019