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Ex-Playmate Found in Home, Mummified

Yvette Vickers had apparently been dead for nearly a year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2011 9:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – Yvette Vickers, a former Playboy playmate and B-movie star, was found dead in her Los Angeles home last week, the Times reports. A neighbor, concerned when she noticed yellowing letters and cobwebs collecting in Vickers' mailbox, found the 82-year-old woman's mummified body. Police say she could have been dead close to a year. "We've all been crying about this," says the neighbor. "Nobody should be left alone like that."

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Vickers appeared in such cult films as Attack of the 50-Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches. Neighbors had not seen her for quite some time prior to the discovery of her body on April 27, and the woman who found her said Vickers' home was in disrepair, with boxes of clothes and junk mail nearly blocking her way upstairs. Police do not suspect foul play. Click here for more. (Read more celebrity stories.)

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