Former ECW and WWE star Nicole Bass, who suffered a massive stroke earlier in the week and was unable to recover, passed away on Thursday. Bass was 52 years old.

According to a statement written by Kristen Marrone on Facebook, Bass was brought to a hospital this week and learned today they could do nothing more for her.

Bass, who started her career as a female bodybuilder, had brief runs in both ECW and WWE. She signed with WWE in 1999 and made her debut at WrestleMania 15.

Bass was released by WWE later that year in July and later filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the company. The case went to court in 2002 and Bass eventually lost. She had been reportedly battling health problems for the last decade including pancreatitis due to steroid use. You can check out the official statement issued on her Facebook page below.

On behalf of the entire Wrestleview.com staff, we would like to send out our condolences to the family and friends of Bass during this very hard time.

Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online

  • goddessroleplay

    Tragic 🙁

  • Sam Edwards

    Too young

  • Cameron Huff

    What the fuck?! What is up with these deaths?! It’s 2016 all over again! R.I.P Nichole Bass.

  • Cameron Huff

    “They could no nothing more for her.” I think y’all mean “they couldn’t do nothing more for her”

  • JFJ

    Most of this is a cut and paste from an article in USA Today, which can be seen here. This site did make one correction. The original article states “She spent a few months in ECW, serving as a bodyguard for Justin Credible, and was signed by the then-WWF during The Attitude Era as a surprise for WrestleMania XX in Philadelphia.” This site has corrected that to say Wrestlemania 15. Wrestlemania 20, as we all know, was at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

  • Adam Martin

    We do not cut and paste from anyone and any source we use is explicitly stated in the article either within the article or with a source credit at the end. Please do not make false accusations about Wrestleview or the work we do.

  • wrestleview

    Very bright. Look at the date stamp JFJ. We reported it before USA Today. Plus we usually have wrestling related stories up before non-wrestling sites, don’t you think?

  • JFJ

    My apologies. I didn’t notice the date stamps on the articles.

    There is one thing I did notice elsewhere after my earlier comment but never saw here. That is the is the update that Ms. Bass was in fact not dead just yet but was brain dead and being kept alive by life support which was due to be disconnected at some point today. That update was, according to other sites the result of a tweet post by the same person who made the twitter post above, Ms. Bass’s girlfriend Kristen Marrone. Ms. Marrone stated that she made the above post be fore Ms. Bass passed away because while Ms. Bass had not been declared legally dead, Ms. Marrone felt like she was already gone. It is well within the realm of possibility that life support for Ms. Bass has been disconnected now. The link in my earlier comment has that update as do several other wrestling news sites.

  • David

    Simmer down, he apologised…