22-yr-old fashionista Ashley Ann Riggitano jumps to her death, leaves behind Louis Vuitton bag with list of 5 people banned from her funeral

Ashley Ann Riggitano Facebook photo

Ashley Anne Riggitano, a popular New York City fashionista and intern for Alexander Woo, was set to turn 22-years-old yesterday, but instead of the fun celebration with friends that one might expect from someone of her status, Ashley jumped to her death off the George Washington Bridge.

The New York Post reports that Ashley jumped off the famous bridge and into the Hudson River at 4:40 p.m. yesterday from a midway point in the Jersey-bound lanes of the upper level. Several witnesses watched in horror as she lept off the bridge and continued looking on until her body was pulled out of the Hudson by harbor patrol.

She left behind a Louis Vuitton handbag which contained handwritten notes singling out five people who had made her unhappy and whom she wanted banned from her funeral. The notes also mention a man who also disappointed her, but wasn’t banned from the funeral. Ashley did note that she hoped he “gets what he deserves,” however.

Another note read, “All my other ‘friends’ are in it for gossip. Never there.”

Ashley Ann Riggitano and best friend Victoria Van Thunen

Ashley was allegedly bullied by her fellow students in college as well as her co-workers, and had reportedly tried to commit suicide before. Authorities also found Adderall and Klonopin in her handbag, which may have played a part in her decision to end things.

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 Tinkerbell’s 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.”

Ashley’s family in New Jersey has yet to comment on the tragic event.

Photos: Facebook (Top) and The Missfits (Bottom) via Daily Mail

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  • Jenn

    This is very sad, at lost for what words to say. She was a beautiful young woman. And by what I read looks like she had a lot going for her in life. RIP Ashley. My thoughts are with her family at this horrible time. <3

  • http://twitter.com/toni_ROTTEN Bebe

    So, so sad.

  • Jenn

    My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. A parent should never have to bury their child. To those who made her life so bad that she felt this was her way out, shame on you and know that karma is a bitch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maiko.higa.33 Maiko Higa

    Really, really sad :(

  • bri

    This is so sad to here. Ashley as well as her family are in my prayers. R.I.P. Ashley.

  • me

    It said she was bullied…What do you not think this poor beautiful girl was not bullied enough in life that you have to bully her now in death? Shame on you!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Roberts/1488528776 Brian Roberts

      I’m sure there is prada in hell so I’m sure she’s happy.

      • Jenn

        Stop trolling. This is a persons life. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything.

  • andiecohenn

    This girl killed herself in a manner to embarrass those that she left on that list. She had issues before this, & had tried to take her life before. Its unfortunate the media is giving her any attention & glamorizing her, I only hope that young girls realize this is not the way to get attention, & what she did is not cool. This is coming from someone who’s brother took his life, so Im not hating.

    • http://twitter.com/coffylover Caty C.P. :)

      @ andie, I’m so sorry about your brother :(:( No one can know exactly how you feel, but I went through a similar situation, and I know it’s very hard. I’m sorry you had to go through that :( Hope you are doing well.

  • http://twitter.com/coffylover Caty C.P. :)

    Adderall and Klonopin can be such a dangerous combination :( I wonder if she was getting medical / psychological help in conjunction with taking pills. Either way, I’m so sorry that she didn’t get the help she needed. I feel very much for her friends & family, who will now always wonder, what if??