Jessica Jaymes Dies; Legendary Adult Film Star Was 43

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An iconic name in the world of adult entertainment has passed away at a very young age.

Jessica Jaymes, the porn star best known for becoming Hustler's first contract model to become a member of the AVN Hall of Fame, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon.

She was 43 years old.

Jessica Jaymes

TMZ broke this sad piece of news.

According to law enforcement sources, a friend went to check on Jaymes yesterday in her San Fernando Valley home because he hadn't heard from her in a long time.

When the friend arrived at her residence, these insiders say the individual found Jessica unconscious.

From there, fire and emergency service technicians received a call for cardiac arrest for a female.

When they arrived at Jessica's home, they pronounced the porn star dead at the scene. 

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The cause of death remains unknown and TMZ reports that the L.A. County Coroner's Office is investigating

It also reports that Jaymes had a history of seizures and that authorities found various prescription drugs on the scene.

As for her career?

Jaymes started doing soft pornorgraphy in 2002 when she was 26.

She then got massive break in 2004 when Hustler signed her to  a contract, debuting for that long-running brand and company a year later with "The Porn Identity," which is pretty much the perfect X-rated movie title.

Jaymes earned Hustler magazine's "Honey of the Year" award that same year.

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The  actress went on to appear in well over 200 adult films -- and was an active performer more recently in her exclusive content website, as more and more users started to turn off their television sets and turn on their computers to get, well...

... turned on.

She also earned some mainstream credits, appearing as herself on several episodes of the Showtime series Weeds, for example.

Jaymes also had nearly one million Instagram followers and her resume includes stops on The Howard Stern Show, VH1's Celebrity Rehab Sober House and HBO's Vivid Valley.

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Born Jessica Redding in Anchorage, Alaska, the late star attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico prior to attending and graduating from Rio Salado Community College.

Her father reportedly worked as an undercover DEA agent, which is pretty interesting.

Jaymes also spent three years as an elementary school teacher before joining this adult profession.

May she rest in peace.

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