Porn star, Jessica Jaymes, 40, dies at her California home where 'paramedics discovered a variety of prescription drugs'

  • Jessica Jaymes was found dead at her California home on Tuesday; she was 40 
  • Porn star was found unconscious by friend who hadn't heard from her in 'a while'
  • Jaymes, who had a history of seizures, was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Tributes started to pour in on social media following the news of her death
  • Porn website, Spizoo, called Jaymes 'a true star' in a tweet Wednesday afternoon
  • Authorities are still investigating the model's death and an autopsy is pending  

Porn star Jessica Jaymes has been found dead at her California home. She was 40 years old. 

According to TMZ, a friend went to check on the model at her San Fernando Valley home Tuesday afternoon and found Jaymes, whose real name is Jessica Michael Redding, unconscious. 

Jaymes, who had a history of seizures, was reportedly in cardiac arrest when her friend arrived. A short time later, responding authorities pronounced her dead at the scene. 

Porn star Jessica Jaymes (pictured in January 2019) has been found dead at her California home. She was 40 years old

Porn star Jessica Jaymes (pictured in January 2019) has been found dead at her California home. She was 40 years old

According to TMZ, a friend went to check on the model at her San Fernando Valley home Tuesday afternoon and found Jaymes unconscious
Jaymes was pronounced dead at the scene. She's pictured in 2004

According to TMZ, a friend went to check on the model at her San Fernando Valley home Tuesday afternoon and found Jaymes unconscious. Jaymes, who had a history of seizures, was reportedly in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived

Jaymes' friend told police that they had not heard from the model in 'a while'. 

It's unclear who the friend is, but according to The Blast, the person is believed to be the model's ex-husband. 

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office is investigating, and the cause of death is unknown. 

According to TMZ, first responders found various prescription drugs at the scene.   

Six days ago Jaymes, who has appeared in more than 200 adult films, shared a photo on Instagram while she was in the nude and as a hair stylist flat-ironed her hair.   

'Hey guys took a little vacation for a couple of days I love you all [sic] apologies and I hope everyone is having the best sex time of their life!' Jaymes captioned the photo.  

Six days ago Jaymes shared this photo on Instagram while she was in the nude and as a stylist flat-ironed her hair

Six days ago Jaymes shared this photo on Instagram while she was in the nude and as a stylist flat-ironed her hair

Her adult film career started in 2002 when she was 26 years old. Two years later, she became Hustler's (pictured) first contract model

Her adult film career started in 2002 when she was 26 years old. Two years later, she became Hustler's (pictured) first contract model

Her adult film career started in 2002 when she was 26 years old. Two years later, she became Hustler's first contract model.  

She had also made several television appearances, including Showtime's Weeds, HBO's Vivid Valley and various reality shows such as VH1's Celebrity Rehab Sober House. 

Her latest credits include three films in 2017.  

Before becoming a porn star, Jaymes, who was born in Anchorage, Alaska, previously taught fourth, fifth and sixth grade students for three years. 

Tributes started to pour in on social media following the news of her death. 

Porn website, Spizoo, called Jaymes 'a true star' in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.  

'Yesterday, our queen and co-founder @jessicajaymes passed away, she was the most kind and generous person you could ever meet, creative and energetic, real and honest, a true star. We love you Jess R.I.P. you are forever in our hearts,' the site wrote.  

Adult film star, Richelle Ryan, tweeted: 'Another angel taken too soon... RIP Jessica Jaymes I only met you a handful of times but she was always so sweet and the best dressed.'

'Rest easy beautiful. You were so kind and so generous, I’ll never forget you coming to take care of me after my rhinoplasty, you always had a way of making people laugh, and your energy was electric,' former Playboy model, Jaclyn Taylor shared on Twitter.

Porn star Jessica Jaymes found dead at home aged 40

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