Deaths of note from around the world:

Ashley Massaro, 39: Former wrestling star who won the 2005 WWE Raw diva search, which included a one-year, $250,000 contract; she wrestled for WWE from 2005 to 2008 and is probably best remembered as the valet for tag team champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick and for getting a shot at the WWE women’s title at the 2007 Wrestlemania, where she lost to the wrestler Melina. Died Thursday in New York; cause of death was not released.

— From wire reports

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