Coroner: Former Playmate, Yvette Vickers, Died From Heart Disease


LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Yvette Vickers, a onetime Playboy playmate and actress whose badly decomposed body was found inside a Benedict Canyon home, died from heart disease, coroner’s officials said Saturday.

The body of the 82-year-old Vickers’ was found two weeks ago in an upstairs bedroom in her home in the 10000 block of Westwanda Drive, according to the coroner’s office.

The body was so badly decomposed it could not be immediately determined if it was that of a man or a woman, officials said.

Coroner’s officials said Saturday that Vickers has been determined to have died a natural death caused by arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

The neighbor who found the body said she went to check the home because she saw old letters and cobwebs in Vickers’ mailbox.

In addition to posing for Playboy, Vickers appeared in B-movies such as “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches.”

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  1. rube says:

    She was a very sexy talented actress who appeared with ed nelson in an episode of m squad (lee marvin). Robbing gas stations, riding motorcycles as their means of transportation.

  2. T.MAGLARES says:

    WHO WAS PAYING FOR THE ELECTRICITY? IT SAYS A SMALL SPACE HEATER WAS RUNNING IN THE ROOM WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND, UNDISCOVERED FOR UP TO A YEAR. THAT EXPLAINS THE MUMMIFICATION? SURPRISED THERE WAS NOT A FIRE FOR IT TO BE ON THAT LONG?

  3. Strokes don't go that way says:

    Heavy and also heart disease is really a subject everyone ought to choose to use center (apologies, zero pun planned ). In fact, it’s the number 1 great in the usa and many developed …Heart Disease

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