WWE superstar and Playboy model Ashley Massaro, 39, dies after being found unconscious at home on Long Island and rushed to hospital
- WWE fighter Ashley Massaro died at a hospital in New York on Thursday
- The 39-year-old wrestler and model was found unconscious at her home
- Emergency responders administered CPR while taking her to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead due to undisclosed but non-criminal causes
- Massaro was a WWE fighter from 2005-2008 and appeared on Playboy’s cover
WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro has died at the age 39 from undisclosed, but non-criminal causes.
The wrestler and model was a WWE Superstar from 2005 to 2008, and rose to even greater notoriety among a mainstream audience after appearing on the cover of Playboy.
The WWE organization released a statement in response to Massaro’s death, offering their condolences to the mother-of-one’s family and friends.
‘We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,’ the statement read.
Tragic: WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro has died at age 39
The organization said Massaro ‘was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.’
Massaro’s former colleagues have expressed their upset over the news of her passing with former WWE Diva Jillian Hall telling Heavy.com she was ‘absolutely devastated… heartbroken’ by the news.
The two competed together as part of Zero1 Professional Wrestling USA, a lesser-known professional wrestling ring, in 2017.
Massaro was transported from her residence in Suffolk County, New York to the hospital early on Thursday morning, where she passed away, officials told TMZ.
Officials responded to her home following a call reporting an unconscious female and administered CPR during the ride to the hospital, according to dispatch audio obtained by The Blast.
The cause of death has not yet been revealed, but it has been classified as ‘non criminal,’ according to TMZ.
The death remains under investigation, according to The Blast.
Massaro was transported from her residence in Suffolk County, New York, to the hospital early Thursday morning, where she passed away, officials told TMZ
Massaro’s WWE career started in 2005, after she won the Raw Diva Search.
The win came with a $250,000 award and a one-year contract with the WWE.
During her time with the WWE, she battled rival Melina for the Women’s Championship title at Wrestlemania 23 in 2007, but was defeated.
That same year she competed on Survivor: China, but was voted off in the second episode.
During an episode of WWE’s ‘Smackdown,’ Massaro revealed that she appeared on the April 2007 cover of Playboy.
She also became a valet for WWE tag team champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick, charming fans as she escorted the fighters to the ring.
Massaro’s WWE career started in 2005, after she won the Raw Diva Search
Massaro asked to be released from the WWE in mid-2008 after her only then-eight-year-old daughter, Alexis, became sick and required Massaro’s care.
Massaro graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and a minor in Business.