A former Playboy model, Cassandra Lynn Hensley, who was best known as appearing in the magazine as Miss February back in 2006, has been announced as dead at the age of 34 according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The model was in Los Angeles to visit a friend. She had been presently living in Fairfax, Virginia and was still doing modeling.
It was reported that a friend discovered the model as unresponsive while floating in a bath tub on Jan. 15. This close friend then made an emergency phone call to 911 and stated that it was a possible overdose. The associate began to perform CPR while emergency responders and the Los Angeles police responded to the scene. Regrettably, the paramedics were unable to revive Ms. Hensley and she was pronounced deceased. The Los Angeles police investigated the scene and they labeled it as a possible overdose. There was no type of foul play suspected in the case.
On Thursday, her death was announced by an associate asked to speak for Hensley’s family as being an accidental overdose. In the statement, it said that that the family reported with heavy hearts that they announce the news of Cassandra’s passing from an accidental and tragic overdose. They stated they were extremely grateful for all the outpouring of support from family, friends and fans. They then requested that at this time, they asked for privacy and respect as they make arrangements to celebrate the life of a loving and wonderful wife, mother and friend.
An autopsy was completed on Thursday but full toxicology testing is still needed to be done in order to actually determine the actual cause of death. These kinds of results usually take several weeks before they become available.
Hensley was born and raised in the Salt Lake area of Utah. She began modeling while in college to become an aesthetician. When she placed in the top 20 in a beauty contest in Hawaii, she tried out for Playboy and made it. She stated that she was extremely happy to be a Playmate, that it was a dream come true for her.
However, about her life after being a Playboy playmate, Hensley had spoken in a Dec. 2013 interview with the magazine Metropolitan about it. In in, she talked about what she had been doing since she had been in the Playboy magazine back in 2006. She explained that there was indeed life after posing in Playboy. She explained how she had taken part of many different wonderful experiences such as going on travel shows, being on the covers of other magazines and giving advice to young suggestible girls who believe they have in a certain way in order to have a chance to become a model. She stated that she told them that they could “be classy, that they did not have to act slutty”.
Hensley also had said during the interview that she intended to spend the Christmas holidays at home baking chocolate-chip pancakes for her entire family.
She was very active on Twitter and often posted numerous messages about her activities each day. She also enjoyed posting about the various happenings that went on at Playboy on a regular basis. In fact her last tweet had only been three days before her untimely death.
Sadly, Cassandra Lynn Hensley, who was best known as Playboy Miss February 2006, has been announced as dead at the age of 34.
By Kimberly Ruble