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Adult Film Star Jessica Jaymes Dead at 40

Newser — Rob Quinn

Jessica Jaymes, a former schoolteacher who starred in more than 200 adult films, has died. The 40-year-old, who also had cameo appearances playing herself in Weeds, was pronounced dead Tuesday after a friend who hadn't seen her in a few days visited her San Fernando Valley, California, home and found her unresponsive, sources tell TMZ.

The sources say Jaymes had a history of seizures and assorted prescription drugs were found at her home. Jaymes, who was born in Alaska and grew up in Arizona, started out in soft porn in 2002 and later became Hustler Video's first contract model, reports People, which puts her age at 43.

She was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame last year.

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