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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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Anonymous    

If she was mummified, wouldn't someone have to have wrapped her body up? So obviously SOMEONE knew about this... and yet the police don't suspect any foul play? The police are such idiots. ~_~

Heather and FreakHater, you two also have very good points. The mailman/woman should have noticed that the mail was not being taken out of the mailbox. Surely a year is enough time to notice this, and wasn't it difficult to keep trying to jam a year's worth of mail into a mailbox?! Whoever her mailman/woman was, he/she ought to be ashamed of themselves for ignoring the obvious (the fact that there was something wrong) for so long!

I agree with all who say how sad it is that this woman could be dead for so long without anyone caring or even noticing. I wouldn't wish something that horrible on anyone. Poor woman. I sure am grateful for my friends, family, and boyfriend!

1214 days ago
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cynic13    

Wow - she was stunning! Sad way to go.

1214 days ago
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ROSE WREN    

Yes it is..... We have to stay close to our loved ones and ckeck on our older ppl next door r across the street and mayb some of our older ppl wouldnt have to be alone

1213 days ago
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Angelica    

Wow the people who acutally think mummified means wrapped up like a mummy are very stupid.

1212 days ago
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Anonymous    

@ Shellian 3 days ago
Well I've read some pretty stupid and immature comments before, but this bit here?

"Don't choose the path of slut. You end up like this. No husband, no kids, dying alone. Ask any old hoe. They will all tell you don't do it."

What a sickening statement to make about some poor soul who had nobody- as if you actually knew her to make such pathetic remarks. Obviously trying to get attention on a blog thread so you can feel better about yourself on the other side of the screen. Get a life, as well a 'Spell and Grammar' check the next time you decide to spew for kicks. Loser.

1212 days ago
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bunny    

If a space heater was going (which would quicken the decomposition process) why wasn't the electricity cut off because she didn't pay her bills? How would she be mummified if somebody didn't do it for her?

1088 days ago
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