We have some sad news to report today as Robert Massaro, brother of the late Ashley Massaro, was killed in New York City a couple of weeks ago. He was 39 years old.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Massaro was fatally stabbed at about 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 21 outside of 2 Bros. Pizza at the intersection of Eighth Ave. and W. 38th St., according to authorities. Police were searching for a suspect seen fleeing uptown after the incident.
People who knew him say that he was starting to recover, after being devastated over Ashley’s suicide in 2019.
“He was ready to live life. Since his sister’s passing, I’d never noticed him have this voice. Something hit him. I really believe he started to accept things and understand what life was about,” said Keith Hanlon, Robert’s friend.
“‘It finally hit me, and I’m ready. I can do this. We can do this together.’ Those were his exact words,” Hanlon recounted tearfully.
“I lost him in the Midtown tunnel. His last words were, ‘I’m about to hit the Midtown tunnel, I’ll call you.’”
Massaro’s girlfriend, Carly Marie Delvalle, had the following comments:
“His compassion for people was so strong that he hurt when others did. He was brilliant, the stories and history lessons he taught me made me love him even more. Ronnie was artistic, stylish, and could create anything from a scrap piece of wood or metal,” Delvalle wrote.
“He must have been in the wrong place at the wrong time,” close friend Doreen Apicella-Marrero said.
We at Wrestling Rumors extend our deepest condolences to the Massaro family during this horrible and difficult time.
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