WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro has died at the age 39 from undisclosed, but non-criminal causes after being rushed from her home on Long Island to a hospital on Thursday morning.
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 fighter’s family and friends.
‘We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,’ the statement read.
Massaro had one daughter, Alexis, who will turn 19 years old in July.
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office told DailyMail.com a spokesperson would not be available until Friday morning to answer questions related to Massaro’s cause of death.
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 she was ‘absolutely devastated… heartbroken’ by the news.
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 was transported from her $500,000 residence (shown) in Suffolk County, New York to the hospital early on Thursday morning, where she passed away, officials said
Massaro was transported from her residence in Suffolk County to the hospital early on Thursday morning, where she passed away.
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.
Massaro joined a class action lawsuit against WWE related to potential head injuries in November of 2016, filed by attorney Konstantine Kyros, the Boston Globe reported.
Massaro accused the company of concealing risks of injury known to cause neurological damage as well as alleging the company discouraged her from reporting an alleged sexual assault she survived on a US military base in 2006 during a WWE tour.
That lawsuit was dismissed in 2017. Massaro’s death remains under investigation, according to The Blast.
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
In an eerily foreshadowing Instagram post shared on January 5, Massaro wrote: ‘Those who died yesterday had plans for this morning. And those who died this morning had plans for tonight. Don’t take life for granted. In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never get to have that chance again.’