SAN DIEGO, CA: Denise Russo, a star of VH1’s “The X-Life,” has died. Denise was discovered unconscious on the floor of a friend’s home in San Diego on Sunday, according to law enforcement sources, TMZ reported.
Despite the efforts of the first responders who arrived to save her, she was eventually pronounced dead. Denise was 44 years old. According to reports, drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene. The cause of death is still unknown and the San Diego police are investigating. Denise was a member of one of three couples in the 2011 reality series which chronicled the lives of extreme sports athletes and their partners. At the time, Denise was dating professional skateboarder Pierre-Luc Gagnon. Although they had a son together, they were no longer together.
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“The most loving and loyal person”
Sadly, Denise was homeless and living in her car when she died, according to Denise’s friend and former “The X-Life” co-star Susie Stenberg. Denise had just contacted Susie the night before to express her love. Susie said Denise was “the most loving and loyal person”.
About the show “The X-Life”
American reality TV show “The X-Life” aired for one season on VH1 in 2011. Three extreme athletes and their wives are followed on the show as they balance their personal lives with their high profile jobs. The show had Cory “Nasty” Nastazio (BMX Dirt Jumper) and Nicole Panattoni; Pierre Luc Gagnon (Vert Skater) and his girlfriend Denise Russo; and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg (FMX) and his wife Susie Stenberg were the attendees. All the men had earned a place in the annals of sports history. As for the women, they manage and market the careers of their husbands and have their own careers as supermodels and mothers, as IMDB reports. The show, in total, had ten episodes.
The show’s tagline reads, “When you think of extreme sports, you think of highly competitive, tattooed, self-conscious bad boys whose only mission is to push the limits of physics beyond what one thinks possible. But there’s a whole other layer that fuels their peak pursuit – the beautiful, fearless women who love them. Together, these two elements coalesce to form the core of VH1’s new original series.