Update: Several media outlets including the New York Post have confirmed that Massaro’s death was due to suicide. She is survived by her teenage daughter who left a heartfelt message on her Instagram story.
Former WWE RAW Diva Search winner Ashley Massaro has passed away, aged 39. At present, the details of her death are unclear, news was she was rushed to the hospital and subsequently died there. At the moment, there is no illegal activity or foul play suspected. Ashley burst onto the WWE scene in 2005 as the spunky rocker tomboy winner of the second RAW Diva Search, in which we saw her give a monkey flip to Christy Hemme and give out her number to the fans on live television. She had notable feuds with Torrie Wilson, Candice Michelle, Victoria, Jillian, Michelle McCool and Kristal.
Through the WWE, she was in Timbaland’s “Throw It On Me” video, competed in “Survivor:China”, and posed for playboy in 2007. The pinnacle of her career was challenging Melina at Wrestlemania 22 in a losing effort for the WWE Women’s Championship. In April 2008, Ashley left the WWE to take care of her ailing daughter, and while not on the WWE scene, made her presence in wrestling circles by attending meet and greets and conventions.
We here at Diva-Dirt offer our most sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans in this sad time.
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