The cause of death for Ashley Massaro was confirmed today by TMZ Sports.
Sadly, Massaro was found hanging in her home in Suffolk County, NY in an apparent suicide and TMZ has heard this from multiple sources connected with the situation.
Massaro's body was found at her home after she failed to show up to work at a local radio station. She was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
Massaro's death is being classified as "non-criminal." She is survived by her 18-year old daughter.
Massaro was part of a class action lawsuit in 2016 against WWE that claimed the company was negligent and responsible for neurological injuries suffered in the ring.
"To this day, I suffer from depression, for which I take medication; migraine headaches; and severe short-term memory loss," Massaro said in the affidavit. "I attribute these issues to my work-related injuries sustained while working for the WWE, and specifically to the routine repetitive blows to the head I received in the ring over the course of my care which were not properly diagnosed or treated."
According to the affidavit, Massaro says she was encouraged by Vince McMahon not to report that she was drugged and raped by US military staff while they were on tour in Kuwait.
WWE claims Massaro sent an email apology to them last year. However, her lawyer Konstantine Kyros says he is unaware of such an apology. "She was being represented by me," he told the New York Post. "She never withdrew from the case, she never stopped being my client, and her case is currently pending. It’s not a credible statement that she sent an email refuting the case."
You can read the contents from the affidavit below. It is a disturbing read but it gives a glimpse into what Massaro was dealing with all these years.