Mystery solved behind the death of 1950s Playmate who was found mummified


The Los Angeles County coroner’s office determined the cause of death this week as heart disease.

Vickers, 82, was found by a neighbor in her house on April 27 and authorities estimated that her remains could have been there from a few months to a year.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says he didn’t know when exactly Vickers died.

Vickers was found April 27 by a neighbor in a dilapidated hillside home overlooking Beverly Hills.

Vickers was suffering from a number of health issues in recent years: overweight, drinking problems and severe paranoia, according to friends and neighbors.

Winter said Vickers has a brother who was notified about her death.