Ashley Massaro's death is said to have come about as a result of an apparent suicide.
We were quite shocked to learn that the former WWE Diva had passed away at the age of 39 on Thursday. The cause of death, however, was unknown, with the police simply stating that it was "non-criminal".
A report from The Hollywood Reporter is now claiming that her untimely passing could be the result of suicide, citing former WWE Diva Rochelle Loewen as a source.
"The Suffolk County Police Department PIO tells HollywoodLife.com that “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.” Her 40th birthday was only 10 days away on May 26.
"After news of her death broke, WWE Diva Rochelle Loewen appeared to reveal that Ashley died by suicide. In an emotional Instagram Post, Rochelle paid tribute to her friend and used the hashtags “I didn’t understand”, “depression”, and “suicide”, followed by a message to “care for your friends”. However, Ashley’s cause of death has not yet been confirmed, as an official autopsy is still pending."
Various posts from Massaro's former WWE colleagues also seem to suggest that the 39-year-old took her own life.
"I can’t even begin to explain how devastated I am to hear about @ashleymassaro11 - legit one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known," Torrie Wilson tweeted. "When we fall into a dark place it can seem like it will never change but if you are there PLEASE keep hope & reach out for help."
"Remember that we never know what others are going thru," Michelle McCool said via Instagram. "Life's greatest struggles are often hidden behind a big smile! Be kind, love others...Prayers shipped! #RIPAshley."
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My heart is broken for @ashleymassaro ‘s family, especially her sweet daughter! 39 years young....gone entirely too soon! ALWAYS smiling & incredibly kind! Happy to call you friend! . . Remember that we NEVER know what others are going thru. Life’s greatest struggles are often hidden behind a big smile! Be kind, love others...Prayers shipped! 🙌🏼#RIPAshley
What This Means
Of course, the cause of Ashley's death hasn't been confirmed and all of this is still unofficial as an autopsy hasn't taken place.
As to whether or not the details will be released following the procedure is unknown but we will fill you in as soon as they become available if they do.