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Ashley Massaro (1979–2019), WWE superstar

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Appeared on “Survivor: China”

Ashley Massaro was a former WWE superstar who appeared on the reality TV series, “Survivor: China,” in 2007. She starred in Wrestlemania 23 in a match against Melina and was a valet for WWE tag team champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick. Massaro appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine in April 2007.

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Died: May 16, 2019 (Who else died on May 16?)

Details of death: Died at the age of 39, authorities said her death was not criminal.

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What they said about her: “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.” —Statement from WWE

“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.” —Pro wrestler Mick Foley on Twitter

“Words cannot express my sadness for the Loss of @ashleymassaro. Ashley took me under her wing & was so sweet to Me. I have very fond memories, that I will treasure. Too young to be gone.” —Layle E, former WWE diva on Twitter

Full obituary: Detroit Free Press

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