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Breaking News: Cassandra Lynn Hensley Found Dead

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Playboy Playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley was found dead in her friend’s L.A. home Wednesday … and police are investigating the death as a possible overdose, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

According to my other sources, it sounds like an alleged Heroin overdose.

Update: Looks like the show must go on. Instead of mourning the loss of Cassandra Lynn, Playboy celebrated their 60 years in business today with a busload of Bunnies parading down streets in Beverly Hills, CA. Sad.

I reached out other Playboy Playmates for exclusive statements regarding Cassandra death [RIP]:

Tina Jordan Playboy Playmate March 2002 w/ Cassandra Lynn

Tina Jordan Playboy Playmate March 2002 w/ Cassandra Lynn Hensley Playboy Playmate February 2006

“Cassandra Lynn was very dear friend of mine. Our daughters used to play together and carve pumpkins together. She was a great mom and I knew she was trying to do her best.  I could always tell something was bothering her inside and not quite sure if I could ever pinpoint what it was. But there are times when I felt she was hurting inside….. And I did my best whenever I could to always be there for her. When she moved and got married, I actually thought maybe she found happiness and peace. Gary treated her amazing & their kids. I am so Saddened by this. She was fun to be around. You could never have a boring or normal time. She was always up to something. She will be deeply missed. I hope and And pray that she’s now at peace and her Family knows that she was very loved.”- Tina Jordan

Shauna Sand Actress and Playboy Playmate - Instagram

Shauna Sand Actress and Playboy Playmate – Instagram

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Cassandra Lynn! I spent many Easter’s with her at The Playboy Mansion and we sat on the bus together at The Playmate of the year party last year. She was a kind and lovely young woman, full of love and laughter! Drugs and alcohol have destroyed the lives of so many people I have loved. They are evil and the root of such heartbreak! My love goes out to Cassandra’s family. We must be grateful for our blessings in this life and cherish our families and loved ones!!”- Shauna Sand

Ashley Mattingly Playboy's Miss March 2011 - Twitter

Ashley Mattingly Playboy’s Miss March 2011 – Twitter

“Cassandra was a beautiful playmate, we talked over social media a lot back in 2011 when my issue came out!  One of the kindest and had a big heart. RIP beautiful, we will miss you!!!” – Ashley Mattingly

Kristina and Karissa Shannon Playboy Centerfolds July/August 2009

Kristina and Karissa Shannon Playboy Centerfolds July/August 2009

“We knew her very well! She was very smart and a sweet and fun girl! It’s sad how many people are dying these days from drug overdoses! Really really sad and we send our love and prayers to her family and friends!”- Shannon Twins

Amanda Cerny Playboy Playmate October 2011 - Twitter

Amanda Cerny Playboy Playmate October 2011 – Twitter

“I didn’t know Cassandra personally but she was a fellow playmate and bunny sister. Such a beautiful woman and will be remembered as so. Condolences to her close friends and family.”- Amanda Cerny

45 Comments

  1. Playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley Found Dead

    […] on getting statements from other Playmates regarding this tragic death. I will be placing them on TabRag.com as they come in. Cassandra was 34 years old. RIP.- […]

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  2. Christine

    I feel so bad for this pretty girl, may she Rest In Peace.  

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  3. Good Job Nik

    Nik, proud of you and the new site.  This is next level for you and I’m glad I can come here for some real behind the scenes news. 

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  4. RIP

    Sucks to see such a pretty girl die so young. 

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  5. Playmate

    All of our hearts are saddened by this news.  Cassandra was a beautiful soul and she will be greatly missed. 

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  6. Wow

    Most likely a heroin overdose, everyone in Hollywood is stuck on this sh*t. 

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  7. Drugs

    drugs will ruin anyone.  It is sad to see a pretty young girl go away cause of that.  She made some really bad choices. 

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  8. Eyes

    Those eyes of her are so amazing, but you can see the pain in them.

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  9. Nik

    Thanks for all the comments guys. Cassandra Lynn RIP.- nik

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  10. GG

    This is going to sound cruel but it needs to be said. You play, you pay. You get involved with that crap and it is the chance you take.  Why does anyone but her family and friends, care? Why does this even get media exposure?  Didn’t even know who she was until now. All the people in this world, who are sick or disabled and fight to live each day, she had beauty and fame and took it for granted. Maybe that is why she took drugs, cope with aging and no longer being the playmate. Well, she go what she wanted, we will, for 15 minutes either know her or remember her.

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    • Um

      You sound very angry and bitter towards the world.  We are grieving the life of a woman who we loved and cared about. I don’t care if she wasn’t famous enough for your standards but she did have fans that followed her throughout her modeling career. Took it for granted? Please tell me how well you knew her. She had demons in her life I’m sure she battled and fame and money was not going to make that disappear. Now please smile today and leave the bitter bullshit for someone else to hand out today 

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    • Um

      You sound very angry and bitter towards the world.  We are grieving the life of a woman who we loved and cared about. I don’t care if she wasn’t famous enough for your standards but she did have fans that followed her throughout her modeling career. Took it for granted? Please tell me how well you knew her. She had demons in her life I’m sure she battled and fame and money was not going to make that disappear. Now please smile today and leave the bitter bullshit for someone else to hand out today 

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    • Michael L

      I totally agree with what you have to say.  Drugs will kill you in the end. 

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    • xxxx

      People are only caring because she was good looking…. If she wasn’t attractive every other comment wouldn’t talk about how much of a loss it is to lose someone “so good looking”. I have no idea who she is either as I don’t follow Playboy but I’m thinking the only really sad people would be her family, friends and some guys who jerked off to her. 
      I feel horrible for her daughter and to grow up knowing your mom died in that way is even worse. I guess whatever troubles she had were too intense to put a little kid first. It’s a shame she didn’t get help regardless of looks.

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  11. Danielle

    I am an addicted 25 year old female, so news like this reminds me that this is possibly the outcome for me if I do not get clean again. I have been on a relapse since January 2. Addiction is really hard to deal with, but for anyone else struggling please remember our worst day clean is nowhere near as painful as our worst day when using.

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    • Tricia Evans

      This is SO, SO SAD! Hearing that heroin could be the cause of her untimely death really hits too close to home. For anyone who is addicted to opiates, or anything for that matter, but especially opiates, PLEASE do yourself & your loved ones a favor & look into Ibogaine treatment! I know there is a treatment center in Mexico that uses it, in a professional, medical treatment setting. Just research Ibogaine! It could be the answer to your addiction problem! I don’t understand people who want to do drugs that are not natural, or natural hallucinogens to expand your consciousness. For God sakes, if you’re going to do drugs, do some marijuana, magic mushrooms, DMT, ayahuasca or ibogaine! At least they are natural & have actual medicinal properties, rather than just destroying your body & brain. 
      And Nik, kudos on this story, having a heart writing it, and what you said about business as usual. I couldn’t agree more. People don’t seem to understand that sometimes we need to take a pause from our entertainment to respect & honor life. Especially a young life like this lost, such a tragedy. SMH Prayers for her friends & family! 

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      • Tricia Evans

        Oh, be VERY careful with ibogaine though. It CAN kill you. It should only be taken in a medically supervised setting. But taken in such a way it can end addiction & withdrawal symptoms! That’s why I don’t advocate just using it on your own but I highly advocate seeking legitimate ibogaine treatment for addiction. But you will have to look for it out of the U.S. because it is illegal here, instead of being used by Dr.’s & professional medical staff in treatment centers in America! Go figure. 

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    • Laura Catherine

      I’m 26 and I was also addicted to heroin, it was horrible…waking up at 6 am with anxiety by 8, you’re throwing up, trying to get money, waiting for your boyfriend to get outta work with money, or stealing something and pawning it in, thank god i never prostituted myself, but i’m not going to sit here and say that I wouldn’t of done it, i just was never in the position where I had to. The only thing that got me “sober” was drug replacement therapy…i tried suboxone, but no, as soon as I had money, i just wouldn’t take my sub for the day and get dope instead….so after trying to be sober and everything else, but constantly relapsing…i tried methadone…and it honestly saved my life…it doesnt get you high, but it takes away your cravings, unlike suboxone and makes you feel good and normal….and once you start picking up the pieces and fix your life ands feel like you’re ready to come off it, usually after about 2 or 3 years….you can. It has a higher success rate than any rehab/detox or suboxone too. They also help you get into programs which pays for you to go to school etc…but i live in Massachusetts so i’m not quite sure what’s available in the state you live in, but in my state we have amazing detox programs and we have amazing insurance policy where any1 can get insurance that doesnt work or has a low income that covers everything including, rehab, methadone etc….now i dont reccomend methadone as a first option, if you can do the rehab thing, go to a sober house and stay sober than great, but if you’re like me and the mental addiction to heroin is so strong b/c of the anxiety you have, and how it takes your anxiety away and makes you feel alive and normal and literally makes you better at anything and just cant stay sober…than i highly reccomend methadone….you can detox yourself as slowly as you want…once you get your life back together…but if you feel like you’re going to relapse…you can always go back up….its better than putting a needle in your arm 8 times a day, and still that not bein enough…eventually prostituting yourself or w hatever the case may be…it saves you money, and helps you get into programs that will help you….seriously if you cant get sober…try methadone its the only thing that worked for me….and even if you have to stay on it for a long time before everything comes together its better than sticking a needle in your arm and being sick all the time….i’m on 65 mg dose…and i dont crave heroin, think about it or anything….i actually feel great

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    • Laura Catherine

      I could give you my e mail if you want or my number and we could talk….just let me know if you can?

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  12. Cassandra Lynn’s Daughter: Playmate Dedicated To Family, Says Tina Jordan - Hollywood Life

    […] Lynn was very dear friend of mine,” Tina told TabRag in a statement after learning of her passing. “Our daughters used to play together and carve […]

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  13. Jeffro23

    Gg yr a moron. U obviously don’t no shit about addiction. When u get stuck in the grips it’s very hard to get away even when u want to. Addiction is stronger than any human on this planet. U don’t no shit. I’m sure she wanted help but fear is hard to overcome. When in the grips of addiction choice is lost. Hopefully for yr sake gg u never get stuck in those grips cause u will have the same trouble escaping as every other addict. U r a very cold hearted person and maybe u deserve a taste of what it is like to b stuck in that grip. I can tell by yr comments yr just another spoiled little bitch. Keep yr comments to yrself and shut yr mouth. Do every1 a favor. I’m sure those around u can’t stand yr self absorbed ass. Go fuck yrself gg!!!!

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    • you're dumb

      Addiction is obviously NOT stronger than anyone on the planet as many people have overcome it.

      What do you dipshits think will happen when you start doing coke, heroin, meth, etc? It’s a choice and you obviously made the stupid one. So sit down and STFU.

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    • Truth

      Actualy u should STFU. And who spells your YR? The was painful to read. GG is 100% right . Anyone who is stupid enough to try hard core drugs shouldn’t be surprised when they get addicted and die. There are sick kids and war vets and people who genuinely need help and support. Not junkies who CHOSE TO TRY DRUGS. This chick was a weak minded girl who took her clothes off and partied for a living. She couldn’t control herself boohoo.
      Now let’s move on to REAL problems … Syria, Monsato, childhood poverty.

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    • Truth

      Addiction is not stronger than anyone on the planet because people beat it all the time .
      And FYI if you don’t do heroin you can’t get addicted.
      Just another whore who took her clothes off for money and partied till she was used up. No big deal

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      • Sorry truth

        I always grimaced imagining the ugly trolls who wrote their bitter comments behind a computer. I guess you would know she was a whore right? Because you totally knew her and all? Ha she was a beautiful person who had more class than to get behind a computer and talk about a persons death in such disrespect 

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        • Truth

          Umm I did know Cass actually… That’s why I was commenting. I was curious about this site as they interviewed a mutual friend of ours about it. We were both at the PBM some of the same times. She was nice, but always into drugs.
          Most of the girls are.
          It’s not sad because she did it to herself… She chose drugs over and over .
          And she was a whore. You could rent her by the hour if the price was right.
          That’s what drugs did to her.
          That’s why drugs do to people who don’t have the sense to stay away from them.
          Being in this industry you have to keep your nose clean (literally) and be sure not to end up a hooker or drug addict.
          Save your money and invest in something else .
          And LOL @ me being a troll.

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          • No need to argue with ignorance

            Haha I rest my case… You have no class whatsoever and you have proven so with your last statement.

          • Truth and more truth

            This has nothing to do with me having class or not.
            People think our lifestyle is glamorous and poor dumb young girls look up to girls at PBM, But the truth is not pretty and maybe you don’t like to hear about it, but that’s the way it is! Get over it . And I will absolutely be truthful about it.
            If you make shitty choices shitty things happen to you.
            Don’t do drugs, don’t sell your body, save your money, and go to school.
            Hopefully some young girls will hear about Cass and learn not to make dumb mistakes that can ruin your life.
            Don’t talk to me about class, it has nothing to do with someone overdosing.

    • GG

      Jeff, you are actually calling me a moron, you loser? You don’t even know the difference between no and KNOW. Perhaps if you stayed off the pipe and stayed in school you would have. The guilty are always hostile and defensive. lol.

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  14. Cassandra Lynn Hensley Dedicated To Family, Says Playmate Tina Jordan - Trneng

    […] Lynn was very dear friend of mine,” Tina told TabRag in a statement after learning of her passing. “Our daughters used to play together and carve […]

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  15. Cassandra Lynn Hensley Dedicated To Family, Says Playmate Tina Jordan | Most Searched Ever

    […] Lynn was very dear friend of mine,” Tina told TabRag in a statement after learning of her passing. “Our daughters used to play together and carve […]

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  16. RIP Cassandra Lynn Hensley

    […] “Cassandra Lynn was very dear friend of mine. Our daughters used to play together and carve pumpkins together. She was a great mom and I knew she was trying to do her best.  I could always tell something was bothering her inside and not quite sure if I could ever pinpoint what it was. But there are times when I felt she was hurting inside….. And I did my best whenever I could to always be there for her. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STATEMENT“ […]

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  17. AussieGal

    Sending love to her daughter at this very tragic time xo

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  18. Cali

    I don’t know what is more sad, losing a beautiful woman or growing up without a mommy. Nik, as a father, you must watch the road your daughter goes down. You don’t ever want to hear this happing to your own. I hope this tragedy opens the eyes and changes lives for the better. Much sorrow for the family who lost her, but now heaven has a beautiful angel. RIP

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  19. BA

    This is a sad day for the loss of such a beautiful girl.. and the company that brought her into this world of Drugs and Alcohol doesn’t even have the common courtesy to mourn her loss …well they better get it all out now anyway.. since the magazine is on its last days.

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  20. anthony

    when I was 15 my cousin went missing and was later found at a beach rental property by the property owner. Her friends had left her when she died. Every thanksgiving and Christmas I watched her parents try to overlook the tragedy and spend time with everyone in the family…… I could not help to think that they would never have grand children or watch her get married…… I decided when I was 15 I would never touch any drugs since I watched the pain that could not be taken away from her loving parents…… to this day I think about my cousin and the path she took and the bad friends she had……. the pain she caused by her actions and the effect it had on everyone in the family during so called holidays.

    I hope this personal story might help someone open their eyes and just stop doing what will caused their death in the end.

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  21. Peggy McIntaggart

    Cassandra is a good friend of mine that I spent a lot of time with on the phone, we also had lunch last year at the Playmate of the Year Luncheon, and we shared a lot of things. She was a struggling single mom that just wanted work so she could put food on the table, no one needs to point the finger or call the kettle black, we all have the Buddha nature inside of us if we all look deep enough into each others souls. No one needs to listen to TMZ saying she had a drug problem or it was an overdose…We all have trials and tribulations in life and we all have to learn how to deal with the best we can…this world is a mess and instead of people on here pointing the finger why don’t you say a prayer for her and her family. Look deep inside the mirror of your character and dig deep to find the positive and not let negative energy trigger your negative thoughts…look at the positive and dont jump to conclusion because the news mostly is not correct and also justice hardly ever serves right..Lets pray for the single parents that have struggles, it seems to me most people dont have a clue of the struggle of that and we are out on the back burner!! There should be a place where single parents can go to like a Villiage so all the kids can play together..I and formost on behalf of Cassandra want to say “Don’t judge a book by its cover..read the chapters and feel it for yourself of the truth that is within YOU..

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  22. Jay

    Just so folks know, addiction doesn’t always start with a dumb decision while partying. People are prescribed addictive medicine for legitimate reasons everyday. Chronic pain, for example. Initially you take a Vicodin, that knocks you on your ass. After awhile your body develops something called tolerance. Some people do manage to say, to hell with this and throw out their pills, ride out the 3-5 day storm and they end up alright. Good for them. MANY others don’t. They’re stuck in pain, they don’t have the time to sit and be sick, or they’re plain terrified of the withdrawal symptoms. Some drugs come with withdrawals that are fatal, like benzodiazepine and alcohol withdrawal. You can easily sit there at your computer, never having had to deal with a ruptured disc, or a blown out knee, or even a broken bone, and say “oh it’s only a few days, buck up buttercup” but some aren’t as strong. They have lives to lead, jobs to be at, kids and homes to take care of, so they take the medicine just so they don’t get sick, they’re not even getting high. Addiction can happen like that. Addiction isn’t just a partying thing. It’s about time people lose the stereotype of an addict, sit down and see how easily it can happen. Also, Doctors need to address this, test the levels of medicine in the patients body. Make them bring their bottles and count their pills. Keep patients honest and monitor them. I’m sure in Hollyweird that’s rare, as docs write celebs whatever the hell they want. Try watching Drugs Inc, Narco State, even Intervention. Learn something about it before condemning everyone who fights an addiction.

    It’s incredibly easy to become physically dependent on certain drugs. That means you’re not taking it for fun, you take it because your body will revolt on your ass if you don’t! If you take Xanax or vicodins for more than a couple weeks, you need to be weaned properly. This rarely happens. Doctors are just now realizing the depth of the prescription drug problem. It’s always been easier to write up a refill, or prescribe the patient suboxone or something similar. Sometimes a doc catches on and flags the patient, then refuses to fill anymore prescriptions. They end up either buying pills on the street, or go to heroin or whatever drug they can get to relieve their ills, as it’s so much cheaper.

    It sucks living with chronic, unmanaged pain. Consider yourself blessed if you are fit as a fiddle. Don’t be so quick to throw people who have addiction problems into one “better off dead junkie” box. It could very well happen to you. All it takes is a simple accident, and a seemingly harmless prescription. I’m not saying that this lady had this scenario happen. I’m offering examples of how anybody can fall into that trap. Many addicts started out that way, not by playing around with drugs at a party. Keep in mind that we all don’t have the same willpower. If we did, maybe the world wouldn’t be chock full of inconsiderate, hateful, ignorant people.

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    • CJT

      Amen, Jay.

      It’s so easy for people to post online calling other people weak and stupid because they may have different weaknesses or vulnerabilities than this gal had.

      Every single person who is arguing that way…What if you were called to account for every mistake you’ve made behind closed doors? What if that one time you had unprotected sex, you got HIV, and everyone called you an idiot and a weak person?

      Weakness is all the same to God. Yours are no better than hers. Acting like you are above the mistakes others make is called pride. Just wait for the fall.

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  23. frank

    Why are all the playmates keeping quiet about casey? is he banging them all too?

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