Former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly has lost her life to suicide after a battle with substance and alcohol abuse. She was 33 years old.
Mattingly’s twin siblings, brother Billy and sister Christy, announced the tragic news of her passing on social media this weekend.
TMZ reported that Mattingly took her own life on Wednesday at her home in Austin, Texas, and left a suicide note, the contents of which have not been made public.
‘I love you and will miss you everyday,’ Christy Mattingly Deweese wrote on Facebook on Sunday. ‘Fly high sister, I know you are the most gorgeous angel in heaven!’
The ex-Playmate’s family told the gossip site she had struggled with substance abuse and alcoholism, but was trying to get her life in order.
Mattingly settled in Austin about two years ago, and in recent months she had adopted a golden retriever puppy named Miss Jean to keep her company. The dog is now staying with relatives.
Since being named Playboy’s Miss March 211, Mattingly had led a troubled life marked by misfortune.