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Ex-Playmate Dies -- Body In Mummified State

5/3/2011 1:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mummified remains of former Playboy Playmate Yvette Vickers were discovered in the model's L.A. area home this week ... and investigators believe the state of her body suggests she may have been dead for close to a year.

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82-year-old Vickers -- who famously starred in "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" -- was reportedly a recluse ... and neighbors say they hadn't seen her since last Summer.

A neighbor decided to inspect the house after noticing old letters and cob webs in Vickers' mailbox ... and noticed the model's badly decomposed remains in an upstairs room. The neighbor claims a small space heater was still running when she discovered the body.

Police say they are still investigating the cause of death -- but they do not suspect foul play.

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NatTxn    

Like others have mentioned, why didn't the mailman notice the piling mail?? And again, who was paying her electric bill?? Kinda crazy to be dead so long and not be noticed. Sad.

1178 days ago
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j    

Ebay has a lot of Yvette Vickers photos. She was a really pretty young girl. I went through them and it made me think how many starlets end up unknown as old people. Forgotton?

1178 days ago
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Kathy    

It is a sad story. But, remember that she might have enjoyed her solitude--some people just do. And, then, maybe she had no choice. We all die alone. I don't think anything from birth to death is really easy. Best not to think about it. Enjoy life while you can.

1178 days ago
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j    

Her real last name was Vedder. Related to Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam? Stage name was Vickers.

1178 days ago
20.

HarryPalms    

Now THAT'S a centerfold!

1178 days ago
21.

Superman    

How sad nobody missed her for that long. And kinda weird that the electricity was still going and the space heater didn't burn the house down.

1178 days ago
22.

Kàt    

Pretty sad. Can you imagine being dead that long and no one even notice?

Say a prayer for her. And while your at it, you might pray that when we 'go', that someone will notice sooner, than later...

1178 days ago
23.

Jim in Cali    

yeah this kind of sucks to hear. Its sad to see people be recluse. R.I.P.

1178 days ago
24.

Wrath    

Rest in peace sweet lady. What you must have thought of the changes you had seen in your lifetime...

1178 days ago
25.

Liz    

I know she was a recluse but not one neighbor thought it strange she had not been seen in almost twelve months and who was paying her bills ? This is so sad. Rest In Peace.

1178 days ago
26.

asdfas    

nobody missed a 50 foot woman?

1178 days ago
27.

Brandy    

This is so sad. There is a man that lives in my community and he is the same way. You never see him, if you come to his door he won't let you in. A couple of times we have smelled a foul smell coming from his home and we called authorities but he was ok. I often think about something like this happening to him since he has no family in the area. What a sah way to die and have no one there.

1178 days ago
28.

Wills    

What brand/model was the space heater? It sounds like good quality craftsmanship.

1178 days ago
29.

Olivia3100    

How very sad that no one ever checked on her.
Bless her!

1178 days ago
30.

Jose     

Hey! I know it's to soon but,I just looked at a few of her nude pics from Playboy.She is hotter than a crab patty!

1178 days ago
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