Skip to main content

Playboy model Cassandra Lynn Hensley found dead in Los Angeles home

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 1:45 PM EST, Mon January 20, 2014
Click through to see<a href='http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/obituaries-2014'> people who passed away</a> in 2014. Click through to see people who passed away in 2014.
HIDE CAPTION
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
People we lost in 2014
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
>
>>
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The autopsy on Playboy's Miss February 2006 was done Thursday
  • It will take several weeks before a cause of death is determined, coroner says
  • Her body was found Wednesday

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Former Playboy centerfold Cassandra Lynn Hensley was found dead at a friend's home in Los Angeles, the coroner said Friday.

Hensley was 34.

Playboy model's mysterious death

The autopsy on Playboy's Miss February 2006 was done Thursday, but the determination of the cause of death has been deferred until toxicology testing is completed, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said. Lab results usually take several weeks to become available.

The model's body was found at 9 a.m. Wednesday in a home in the Marina Del Rey area, Bale said.

Hensley, who lived in Fairfax, Virginia, told Philadelphia's Metropolis Nights magazine last month that there was "life after Playboy."

"I have been a part of many great experiences: 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 -- classy not slutty," she told the magazine.

People we've lost in 2014

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 1:55 PM EDT, Wed April 9, 2014
Click through our gallery to remember those we lost this year.
updated 4:01 AM EDT, Thu April 10, 2014
Born James Hellwig, before legally changing his name to Ultimate in 1993, he is fondly remembered by many for his rivalries in the ring and for his trademark vivid face paint.
updated 4:50 PM EDT, Mon April 7, 2014
Actor Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood's brightest stars in the 1930s and 1940s, died in California at age 93.
updated 6:23 PM EDT, Tue April 8, 2014
Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof, daughter of Irish musician and Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, has died at age 25.
updated 11:57 AM EDT, Mon April 7, 2014
Comedian John Pinette was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room. He was 50 years old.
updated 9:05 AM EDT, Thu April 3, 2014
DJ Frankie Knuckles, who died at 59, is remembered as a legendary producer, remixer and house music pioneer.
updated 9:06 AM EDT, Thu April 3, 2014
Kate O'Mara, the British actress best known for playing Joan Collins' sister Caress on the 1980s show "Dynasty," has died. She was 74.
updated 8:03 AM EDT, Wed March 26, 2014
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. -- the founder and longtime beloved owner of the Buffalo Bills, not to mention a leading figure in the NFL's rise to prominence -- has died.
updated 7:43 AM EDT, Tue March 25, 2014
Gwar lead singer Dave Brockie has died at age 50.
updated 3:52 PM EDT, Tue March 25, 2014
James Rebhorn, whose acting resume includes a long list of character roles in major films and TV shows, has died at age 65.
updated 1:31 PM EDT, Sun March 23, 2014
Former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez died at age 81 after long illness.
updated 2:06 AM EDT, Tue March 25, 2014
Fred Phelps, the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals, has died.
updated 3:10 PM EDT, Tue March 18, 2014
L'Wren Scott, a noted fashion designer who has been Mick Jagger's companion for more than a decade, was found dead in her apartment of an apparent suicide. She was 49.
updated 11:47 AM EDT, Mon March 17, 2014
Scott Asheton, who co-founded and played drums for the influential proto-punk band the Stooges, has died. He was 64.
updated 2:11 PM EDT, Sun March 16, 2014
Comedian David Brenner, a regular on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died after a battle with cancer at age 78.
updated 7:43 AM EDT, Tue March 11, 2014
Author Joe McGinniss, who chronicled the murder case of former Green Beret doctor Jeffrey MacDonald in the 1983 book "Fatal Vision," has died. He was 71.
updated 8:15 PM EDT, Sun March 9, 2014
William Guarnere, a World War II veteran popularized by the "Band of Brothers" miniseries, has died. He was 90.
updated 5:44 PM EDT, Sun March 9, 2014
Actress Sheila MacRae, who portrayed Alice Kramden in a 1960s revival of "The Honeymoooners," has died. She was 92.
ADVERTISEMENT