Skip to comments.Ashley Anne Riggitano, a New York Fashionsta jumps to her death after Facebook argument
Posted on 02/08/2013 10:19:25 AM PST by nickcarraway
Ashley Anne Riggitano a New York fashionista, jumped to her dead from the George Washington Bridge on her 22nd birthday.
Ashley Anne Riggitano, a New York fashionista, jumped to her death from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday, after a heated Facebook argument with her best friend.
Riggitano, 22, allegedly was on Aderall and Klonopin when she jumped into the Hudson River at 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 6, which also happened to be her birthday, the Daily Mail reported.
According the several reports, Riggitano had gotten into a Facebook fight with her good friend Alison Tinari, who allegedly wrote her a post that's being considered as a contributing factor in the suicide.
Go try to kill yourself on Xanax again, you unstable loser. Go xx yourself and never speak to me again. The fashionista left a handwritten note found in her Louis Vuitton bag on the bridge. In the note, she stated that her "friends" were never there and were only interested in gossip. She also singled out four people she wanted excluded from her funeral.
A source has identified the four as Teresa Castaldo, Beth Bassil, Victoria Van Thunen and Samantha Horneff, Fox News reported.
Van Thunen was Riggitanos business partner at Missfits, a jewelry-design business.
Reports indicate this wasn't the first time Riggitano attempted to commit suicide. Prescription drugs Adderall, used to treat ADHD, and Klonopin, an anti-panic drug, were also found in her bag.
Designer Alex Woo who employed Riggitano part-time said she appeared happy and was liked by everyone.
Sounds like the Drama Queen took it to the next level.
Coked out, drugged up, melon brained, worthless excuse for a functioning human being, takes life - no one cares.
How ‘bout that “social media” thing?
Dharun Ravi was not so lucky.
Oh man, we need to ban guns altogether.
Yep. It’s not her fault just her “gossipy” friends. (Sarc) Did the press really need to print the names excluded from the funeral? How does that help anything? Why mess up their lives?
pretty girl. sad, not to have any real friends or any kind of real life. I am guessing she had some mental issues of somekind.
I jumped to the conclusion that the editor is not on his game.
My very first thought, too, but I was unable to remember the name involved with the other case. Good job.
We need to ban bridges over three feet high, and have a national conversation about the need for rivers over four feet deep.
Wanna guess who she voted for?
When people move away from spiritual teachings and become exclusively enmeshed with the “world,” stuff like this is bound to occur. A spiritual ground of some kind would’ve helped to place a critical check on her, before that fatal jump.
Great. Now I’m going to have the “George Wshington Bridge” song stuck in my head all day.
I think it must have been the Louis Vuitton bag or the press would not have singled it out as it did.
Klonopin is nasty stuff.
Well, apparently she was happy and well-liked only part-time.
Was this fashionista a fascista?
> Ban Facebook!
OMG I’m like... like.
I don’t think I would have gone there, myself...
While I despise what little valued lifestyle she may have had, I can’t say that. I sit here with the experience of having had a daughter that came so awfully close to going down that same worthless road. Thank God she changed and now has a good husband and three beautiful daughters and is a joy to be around.
I see cases like this and I count my lucky stars.
Beware, Fakebook kills!
Pretty disgusting comment. Only Laz can say things like this, I think.
Ummm Ashley. Next time - instead of jumping off the GW - just unfriend that mean ol' person, mmm-kay?
The death of a Realdoll(tm).
In another life, she would live in a trailer park, have her first child at 16, and three by the age of 22, married to a guy who repairs cars, and be happy.
Klonopin is very nasty stuff. Of the Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin), it’s my experience that Klonopin has the most potential for abuse/addiction, and the worst side effects.
One death is a tragedy, one million deaths a statistic. We are an over-medicated society, and this woman’s end, however tragic or not you wish to view it, is just another statistic.
Somebody sure was all wrapped up in herself, wasn’t she? Oh well, at least she left a good looking corpse.
“Klonopin is nasty stuff.”
Indeed. Extremely addictive. Completely sick to refer to it as an “anti-panic drug” since the panic that it wards off is simply the withdrawal symptoms caused by the drug itself wearing off. Calling Klonopin an “anti-panic drug” is like saying Heroin is an anti-withdrawal-symptom medication.
About a month earlier, Riggitano initiated an ugly, two-day exchange with Tinari that led to the Xanax suicide comment.
The fight stemmed from Tinaris ongoing friendship with Riggitanos boyfriend, aspiring race-car driver Drew Heissenbuttel.
Its really horrible what happened. I feel really bad for her family. Its crazy. I feel really bad for her. I never went after her; she went after me, a remorseful Tinari told The Post yesterday, adding that she didnt even know Riggitano before the exchange.
If her doctor had given her more drugs this probably wouldn’t have happened.
Ashley started her own business called The Missfits where she hand crafted jewelry made out of semi precious gemstones with her best friend Victoria Van Thunen. We are two Jersey girls who grew up one poof of Tinkerbells fairy dust from culturally rich NYC, the Missfits Web site reads. And although we hail from the Garden State, it is Manhattan that we will always call home.
Why did you interpret the comment “I could of used her”, now, I see, removed by the censor of political correctness, as was your reply, and as I anticipate this comment will be, why did you interpret it they way you did, whatever that way was? It was vague enough, he could have used her as a fashion designer, say.
Hopefully, she landed on the New York side of the state line.
"Oh man, we need to ban guns."
Girls' fight: Riggitano was angry after the ongoing friendship between Tinari and her boyfriend, Drew Heissenbuttel, and accused her rival of using him for money
MIssfits? hehhh, good name for the outfit.
ya see the san jose condo story,, 11th floor.. hmmm.
Really sad. RIP young lady.
If nobody else will pray for her and her family, I will. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may eternal light shine shine upon her. By the mercy of God, may her soul rest in peace. Amen.
Facebook kills...Facebook is EEEVIL...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.