WWE fans were saddened to hear yesterday that Ashley Massaro had passed away at the age of 39.
Massaro touched many lives in the pro wrestling community as many past and present WWE superstars have mourned her unexpected death.
HollywoodLife received a statement from Suffolk County Police Department PIO which says that they can not confirm the cause of her death and no more details will be released by authorities since it is “non-criminal.”
Their statement reads: “I can confirm that she has passed and has died and that she was 39 and that she was from Smithtown but I can not confirm any other details because we don’t have them.
"And since it was considered a non-criminal death we will not have them. We normally don’t release that info for non criminal deaths.”
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WWE released the following statement about Massaro's passing: "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."
Several superstars from past and present have posted their love for Massaro on social media following her unexpected passing.
Massaro was mostly known for winning the 2005 Diva Search, which earned her a one-year deal with the WWE.
She would go on to challenge then-WWE Women’s Champion Melina at WrestleMania 23, before leaving the company in 2008 to take care of her sick daughter.
Massaro had teased a return to wrestling earlier this year and she was also set to take part in the Starrcast event later this month. She would have turned 40 on May 26.
We send our deepest condolences to Massaro's family, friends and fans at this time, especially her daughter.