The beauty most known as Miss February 2006 was discovered floating in the water in a friend’s bathtub on Wednesday.
Cassandra has continued her modeling career since her Playboy spread, most recently named ‘Angel of the Month’ by Philadelphia’s Metropolis Nights magazine.
Cassandra Lynn Hensley was living in northern Virginia in the days leading up to her death but was visiting a friend in Los Angeles this week. The unidentified friend found the model unresponsive in a bathtub.
The friend called police and indicated that it may have been due to an overdose. No specific drugs have been identified.
First responders were unable to revive Cassandra when they arrived at the scene.
In her most recent interview, she made it very clear that she is active in the glamor modeling industry and did not let 2006 career highlight put an end to her aspirations.
She stated, “Yes, there is life after Playboy, I have been a part of many great experiences: travel shows, magazine covers, and of course giving advice to young impressionable girls who think they need to act a certain way for a chance to be a model (classy not slutty)”.
Cassandra, whose nickname was ‘Butterfly’ for the five butterfly tattoos she had on her body, had been working in recent months as an event hostess.
Her biography on Playboy’s archives, had her describing herself as a hopeless romantic making February the best month for her centerfold debut.
She told Playboy, “I love Valentine’s Day. And candy. Especially conversation hearts”.
She was active on social media and had over 7,800 followers on Twitter. Her feed was updated daily with her horoscope, with the last eerily stating, “Unspoken obligations prevent you from doing what you wish today”.
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