Just one day before her death she had taken to Twitter to alert fans that she had recently posted a series of replies to fan mail she had received.
"Just answered a ton of fanmail so you guys should be receiving them soon! Love ya punx," she wrote alongside the photo.
Ashley was known for winning WWE's "2005 Raw Riva Search" and her high-profile match against Melina at Wrestlemania 23 in 2007.
She also appeared on Survivor: China in 2007, but was voted off on the second episode.
She left the WWE in 2008, and made her comeback with another professional wrestling company in 2017.
WWE released a statement upon hearing of her passing.
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro.
“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.”