Ashley Massaro, a former WWE Superstar who also competed on a season of Survivor, died early Thursday morning.
She was 39 years old.
The aforementioned professional organization confirmed this sad piece of news in a Tweet that reads as follows:
We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.
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.
According to TMZ, Massaro was transported from her home in Suffolk County, New York to a local hospital several hours ago -- but few other details are available at this time.
The officials who spoke to this celebrity gossip website would not reveal the cause of death, but told TMZ that it's being classified as "non-criminal.
Massaro famously won the WWE's 2005 Raw Diva Search, earning herself a contract with the company at the time for one year at a $250,000 salary.
She went on to become a valet for WWE tag team champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick.
She also competed against Melina at Wrestlemania in 2007 and, later that same year, Massaro appeared on the cover of Playboy, an honor that was announced on an episode of Smackdown.
Along with starring as a contestant on Survivor: China in 2007, Massaro had small roles on Smallville and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
The Blast, meanwhile, has obtained dispatch audio of a call placed to paramedics in which they are told of unconscious female at 5:23 a.m. today.
These paramedics proceeded to administer CPR on the way to the hospital.
Massaro cut ties with WWE in 2008, although she returned for a stint with a lesser known pro wrestling company in 2017.
She leaves behind one daughter.
"This is just awful news," wrote WWE legend Mick Foley upon learning of the news, adding on Twitter:
"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. #RIPAshleyMassaro."
Added a wrestler named Bull James:
This sucks. Ashley just started training at NYWC & was SO excited about wrestling again.
Always had a smile on her face & was one of the most down to Earth people you could meet. If you’re going through tough times, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. RIP Ashley Massaro.
We'll update this story as more news breaks.
May Ashley Massaro rest in peace.