The Ashley has some sad news to report: Michael Fortunato, who starred in an episode of the current season of MTV’s Catfish, died at a Connecticut hospital on Saturday night. His sister told MTV news that Mike’s death was caused by a pulmonary embolism. (I’ll save you the Googling, click here to find out what that is.)
Mike’s episode was one of the most exciting of Season 2. Ashley Sawyer met him in a chat room when she was 13 (A/S/L, anyone?!) and had been chatting with him for seven years. In a reverse of the typical ‘Catfish’ situation, Ashley was the one that had sent Mike a photoshopped photo and was worried he wouldn’t like her after finding out what she really looked like.