How Did Cassandra Lynn Hensley Die? Playboy Playmate Found Dead, Overdose Suspected

  • Cassandra Lynn Hensley
    Playboy playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley, 34, was found dead on Wednesday.
  • Cassandra Lynn Hensley
    Playboy playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley, 34, was found dead on Wednesday.
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It’s a sad day at the Playboy Mansion. Playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley, 34, was found dead in a friend’s home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, TMZ reported Thursday.

Law enforcement officials who are investigating her death believe she might have suffered an overdose. The news site revealed that the friend called for help after she found Hensley floating in a bathtub. Paramedics were unable to revive her. Investigators said foul play is not suspected.

The blonde bombshell was born and raised in Salt Lake Valley, Utah, Us Weekly wrote. She appeared in Playboy as Miss February in 2006. The bio on the magazine’s website stated she was modeling while she studied to be an aesthetician.

"I'm happy to be a Playmate," she said in her bio, as per Us Weekly. "It's a dream come true.” She got her chance to make her dreams come true after she placed in the Top 20 in a Hawaiian Tropic contest, according to the news site. Shortly after, she tried out for Playboy.

Life after Playboy consisted of appearing on television shows and giving advice to young models. "I have been a part of many great experiences," Hensley told Metropolis Nights magazine after her Playboy stint. "Travel shows, magazine covers and of course giving advice to young impressionable girls who think they need to act a certain way for a chance to be a model."

The model was pretty active on Twitter, with her last tweet coming just hours ago after she had already died. Her verified account automatically updates, according to TMZ, with her Leo horoscope. The last one, which was posted after her death, had an eerie message. "Unspoken obligations prevent you from doing what you wish today,” the message said. “No matter what you do now, you might not feel completely fulfilled. Working harder isn't the answer, but neither is escape."

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