Police: Former WWE star Ashley Massaro found dead in Smithtown home
Former WWE star Ashley Massaro was found dead in her Smithtown home. She was 39 years old.
Police say they were called to Massaro's home just after 5 a.m. Thursday.
The cause of death has not been released, but police say it was noncriminal in nature.
She graduated from John Glenn High School in Elwood in 1997.
Massaro won the first-ever "WWE Diva Search" in 2005, competed in two WrestleMania events, was a contestant on "Survivor" and was a Playboy cover model. She was also grateful for her fans, tweeting this week that she was working to respond to fan mail.
Massaro also worked as a DJ for Long Island radio station 94.3 The Shark.
"Ashley was no ego whatsoever," says DJ Brian Orlando. "She asked every question under the sun, she constantly was asking, 'Did I do OK? Was I OK? Can I do better?' This is somebody that's been all over the world, on TV, on the cover of Playboy magazine, every single shift -- 'What can I do to be better?' Every time."
Massaro leaves behind an 18-year-old daughter.
WWE Hall of Famer and fellow Long Islander Mick Foley tweeted: "This is just awful news - Ashley Massaro is gone. She was only 39. She lived in the same town as me...I loved seeing her around. She was always so nice...and now she's gone."
A memorial for Massaro was posted on the WWE website.