DENISE Russo was largely known for her work on reality television.
The TV star has tragically died at the age of 44.
GettyDenise Russo and Pierre Luc Gagnon attend a X Life Launch Party at Beso in December 2010 in Hollywood, California[/caption]
Who was Denise Russo?
Denise Russo was a reality star known for appearing on the VH1 show, The X-Life.
At the time the show was filmed, she was in a relationship with professional skateboarder Pierre Luc Gagnon, with whom she had a child.
The former couple had since split, but shared an eight-year-old son together named Leo Wolf.
On March 10, 2023, TMZ reported that Russo was found unresponsive on the floor of her friend’s San Diego, California home on Sunday, March 5.
According to a press release from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, Russo died on March 5. The police were called and first responders went to the home.
It continues: “Despite aggressive attempts at resuscitation, her death was pronounced. Drug paraphernalia was located on scene.”
Russo’s friend and former The X-Life co-star Susie Stenberg told TMZ that Russo had been homeless and living in her car at the time of her passing.
She also said that the mom-of-one had contacted Stenberg the night before she died to tell her she loved her.
Stenberg also told the outlet that Russo was “the most loving and loyal person.”
What was Russo’s cause of death?
Russo’s manner of death has yet to be announced.
According to the press release, Russo’s cause of death is “pending.”
GettyDenise Russo passed away at the age of 44[/caption]
What was The X-Life?
The X-Life was a reality television show that aired on VH1 for one season.
It premiered on January 10, 2011 and centered around the lives of extreme sports athletes and their significant others.
The show starred Russo and Gagnon, as well as Cory Nastazio, Nicole Panattoni, and Jeremy and Susie Stenberg.
The final episode aired on February 28, 2011.