Death Of A Playmate

Elisa Bridges

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Death Of A Playmate

When Playboy playmate Elisa Bridges died in February, the magazine posted an online tribute to the 28-year-old, noting that the "entire Playboy family" was "stunned and saddened by this terrible loss." Playboy claimed that Bridges, who was Miss December 1994 and has appeared in scores of subsequent special issues and videos, died of "natural causes."

Turns out that was not quite accurate.

In fact, the Los Angeles coroner concluded that Bridges's death resulted from "acute intoxication" from heroin, methamphetamine, Demerol, and Xanax. In TSG's book, that's hardly natural--but did you really expect Playboy would acknowledge a Playmate's messy demise? (10 pages)