Former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly is found dead at home age 33 next to suicide note
- Ashley Mattingly’s family say she died at her Austin, Texas, home Wednesday
- Police performing a welfare check at a friend’s request found her body Friday
- Her twin brother, Billy, and twin sister, Christy, mourned Ashley on Facebook
- Mattingly was best known for being named Playboy’s Miss March in 2011
- In 2012, her ex-boyfriend, former Prison Break star Lane Garrison, was accused of domestic battery after being caught on video slapping her
- In 2016, Mattingly was arrested on DUI counts after a golf cart accident
Former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly has lost her life to suicide after a battle with substance and alcohol abuse. She was 33 years old.
Mattingly’s twin siblings, brother Billy and sister Christy, announced the tragic news of her passing on social media this weekend.
TMZ reported that Mattingly took her own life on Wednesday at her home in Austin, Texas, and left a suicide note, the contents of which have not been made public.
Ashley Mattingly, Playboy’s Miss March 2011 (pictured left with magazine founder Hugh Hefner), died by suicide last week. She was 33 years old
Ashley’s twin brother and sister (pictured together) mourned her on Facebook Sunday
Family say Ashley had struggled with substance abuse. In recent months, she had adopted this golden retriever puppy, Miss Jean, to keep her company
Mattingly’s body was discovered by police three days later after a friend called 911 on Friday to request a welfare because because she had not been heard from in several days.
‘I love you and will miss you everyday,’ Christy Mattingly Deweese wrote on Facebook on Sunday. ‘Fly high sister, I know you are the most gorgeous angel in heaven!’
The ex-Playmate’s family told the gossip site she had struggled with substance abuse and alcoholism, but was trying to get her life in order.
Mattingly settled in Austin about two years ago, and in recent months she had adopted a golden retriever puppy named Miss Jean to keep her company. The dog is now staying with relatives.
Since being named Playboy’s Miss March 211, Mattingly had led a troubled life marked by misfortune.
Playboy Playmates (Mattingly is pictured second from right) participate in the Bob Hope Hollywood USO At LAX’s 6th Annual Dinner For The Troops held on November 29, 2011
In 2012, her ex-boyfriend, former Prison Break star Lane Garrison (pictured together that February) was accused of domestic battery after being caught on video slapping her
In 2012, she was the victim of domestic violence when her ex-boyfriend, former Prison Break star Lane Garrison, was caught on surveillance video slapping her in the face at her Beverly Hills apartment.
In 2016, Mattingly was charged with DUI counts after crashing a golf cart into cars
Garrison argued after his arrest that Mattingly had grabbed his cell phone and his was reaching to retrieve it.
After spending two months in jail, Garrison pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic battery and was sentenced to probation, counseling and a fine.
As of Monday afternoon, the former actor has not commented on his ex-girlfriend’s passing.
Mattingly herself had a run-in with the law in 2016, when TMZ reported that she was charged with DUI counts after driving her custom golf cart into four parked cars.
For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255
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