Washington, May 17: Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro passed away at the age of 39 in her home where she was found unconscious.
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.
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. (UNI)