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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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31.

RabbleRouser    

How sad that this woman's death went unnoticed for so long.

And sadder still now the vultures will sloop in trying to lay claim to her estate.

1269 days ago
32.

Jack Steen    

PLEASE.

How could she be dead for over one year - with the power for this miraculous space-heater still on to her domicile - when none of her bills, including Pacific Gas & Electric, had been paid ?

These silly stories defy reason, and I wonder why TMZ foists them off on unsuspecting truth-seekers !

1269 days ago
33.

Machineryman    

Doesn't anyone find it strange that she was born August 26, 1936 and she was 82 years old?

1269 days ago
34.

reenypie77    

Ok auto bill pay I can understand. But I would think that the city would have long ago investigated, as the lawn does not mow and take care of itself.

1269 days ago
35.

debschira     

I THINK YOUR GONNA FIND OUT THERE IS MORE TO THIS STORY THAN TMZ HAS DISCOVERED. SOME RELATIVE LEFT HER AS SHE WAS AND CONTINUED PAYING WHATEVER BILLS, PROBABLY A FEW, AND WAS LIVING OFF THE REST OF HER $$ THEY DIDN'T COUNT ON A NOSY NEIGHBOR SEEING THE COBWEBS. SHE PROBABLY GOT ONLY JUNK MAIL AND IT FINALLY BULGED OUT TO BE NOTICED. BY THE WAY WHY DID THE MAILMAN NOT NOTICE THE COBWEBS?

1269 days ago
36.

debschira     

@JACK STEEN........YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD, THANK YOU!! BETWEEN TMZ AND PEREZ HILTON, PEREZ IS "WINNING" IN MY BOOK AS FAR AS REPORTING THE "TRUTH" GOES!! THANKS JACK!! HAVE GOOD WEEK GOD BLESS YOU!!

1269 days ago
37.

mom    

Maybe, she wasn't dead for almost a year. Maybe the dry heat from the space heater sped up the mummification process.

1269 days ago
38.

j    

What kinda of mailman would let mail pile-up and not report to his supervisor????

1269 days ago
39.

Peter Formaini    

Come on people - many seniors have their monthly bills paid electronically and automatically. I have such a set-up - my rent and utilities are debited to my account without my intervention. So it is easy to see how she could go a year without paying a bill in person or via a check.

1269 days ago
40.

raven    

Sad for sure.

Born. Live. Death.

What the heck????

1269 days ago
41.

.    

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NO FOUL PLAY ?? = WHO MUMMIFIED HER THEN ??

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1269 days ago
42.

SusanLikesTequila    

R.I.P. Yvette, you were a woman of incredible beauty and talent. I heard that some neighbor named Raya had a thing for her and after an avocado incident with his wife, Yvette shunned him. Hopefully, not with a heavy heart.

1269 days ago
43.

ApexGDS    

You all are morons. An elderly former celebrity probably hired a trustee to pay all her regular occurring bills (utilities; rent/mortgage, if any; lawn service; etc.)

As far as the mailman, he (they) probably assumed that the house was vacant. She was probably only receiving junk mail and catalogs.

1268 days ago
44.

shellian    

When you make decisions in life they should be for the entire life. From now until age 82, and not just for now. Don't choose the path of slut. You end up like this. No husband, no kids, dying alone. Don't believe me? Ask any old hoe. They will all tell you don't do it.

1268 days ago
45.

Sun    

That's very sad case. She was once famous in her time and now she passed away like that. Very sad.

1268 days ago
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