Ashley Massaro when she appeared on Survivor China (Photograph by CBS)
Survivor China contestant and WWE wrestler Ashley Massaro died yesterday at age 39. She is the fifth participant from the CBS model of the fact sequence who’s died.
She was discovered lifeless at her house on Lengthy Island; Suffolk County police mentioned her demise was “decided to be noncriminal,” Newsday reported. Folks reviews that “[a]n post-mortem will likely be carried out to find out the trigger and method of demise.”
Again within the fall of 2007, Ashley was the second individual voted out of Survivor—and nearly went house first, due to sickness and battle with different contestants.
Gamers who’re voted out earlier than the merge spend time at Ponderosa earlier than touring collectively throughout the second half of the sport, so Ponderosa can be utilized for the jury. These pre-jury boots go to a different location to attend out the remainder of the manufacturing schedule, so that each one contestants return to america on the similar time.
Leslie Nease, who was voted out third, and thus spent the remainder of the 39 days with Ashley, and informed Folks:
“She is a lot greater than her picture. After we had been each voted off we spent hours in deep dialog for a number of days. She had a really comfortable and sort aspect. I’m so grateful I used to be capable of see that and know her that approach. I’m so devastated!”
Survivor China’s Peih-Gee Legislation informed Folks,
“She was such a fighter on Survivor: China. Although she received sick early on within the recreation, she nonetheless competed with all her coronary heart within the challenges. She introduced a extremely enjoyable vitality to camp life. I’m so sorry for this loss to each the Survivor and WWE group.”
The WWE posted a video of Ashley’s profession highlights, and mentioned in an announcement:
“We’re saddened to study of the tragic demise of former WWE Celebrity Ashley Massaro. She carried out in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and followers world wide. WWE provides its condolences to Ashley’s household and associates.”
In 2016, Ashley joined a lawsuit with 59 different former wrestlers in opposition to the WWE, through which they “allege[d] the WWE hid the risks of repetitive head accidents which have brought about them neurological harm,” The Boston Globe reported. Ashley additionally alleged within the lawsuit that “was sexually assaulted at a US army base.”
Based on the lawsuit, WWE executives had a gathering with Ashley “to apologize for his or her negligence, however [they] persuaded her that it will be finest to not report it to applicable authorities.”
The wrestlers’ lawsuit was dismissed final fall; NBC Information reported that “U.S. District Decide Vanessa Bryant in Hartford threw out the lawsuit … saying lots of the claims had been frivolous or filed after the statute of limitations expired.”
Right here’s CBS’ bio for Ashley, from 2007, when she performed Survivor:
Rising up in Lengthy Island, New York, with a father, brother and uncle who competed in beginner wresting, Ashley Massaro was well-prepared to make it within the World Wresting Leisure. A former gymnast, she competed in Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageants and was topped Miss Hawaiian Tropic USA in 2002 and Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada in 2005. She presently works as a mannequin and knowledgeable wrestler with the WWE. She got here to the WWE as a contestant within the 2005 RAW Diva Search. After beating out seven different finalists, she acquired a one-year contract with the World Wrestling Leisure.
Massaro excursions world wide and seems in entrance of 1000’s of individuals at area reveals roughly 4 instances every week. She seems on “WWE Uncooked,” “Smackdown” and Pay-Per-View Weekly. She has carried out a tour of Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait, the place she visited the troops with the WWE for the United Service Organizations (USO). She was on the duvet of the April 2007, concern of Playboy. She has additionally appeared in FHM, Stuff, Maxim and the covers of Femme Fatale and FLEX magazines. She hosted a number of E! “Wild On” episodes and appeared on “Breaking Bonaduce” as his private coach. She has additionally guest-starred on CW’s “Smallville” and “Excessive Makeover: House Version,” and he or she introduced her love of music to Fuse TV when she took half in a particular version of “The Sauce.” MTV’s “Movie star Loss of life Match” has additionally featured her within the claymation sequence. In her spare time, she visits quite a few hospitals to spice up morale, together with the Bethesda Battle Veteran Hospital in Washington, DC.
Massaro acquired her Bachelor of Science diploma in Communication with a minor in Enterprise from State College of New York. She describes herself as spunky, quirky, optimistic, joyful, resourceful, artistic, adaptable and relentless. She is obsessive about all issues music.
Massaro presently resides in East Northport, New York. Her delivery date is Might 26, 1979.