Former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly has taken her own life after her battle with substance and alcohol abuse.
Mattingly’s twin siblings, brother Billy, and sister Christy told TMZ that she took her own life on Wednesday at her home in Austin, Texas and left a suicide note.
The publication disclosed that Mattingly’s body was discovered by police three days later after a friend called Austin Police Department on Friday for a wellness check as Ashley had not been heard from in several days.
According to her family, she had been living in Austin for the past two years and was struggling with alcohol with substance abuse before her death.
‘I love you and will miss you everyday,’ Christy Mattingly Deweese wrote on Facebook on Sunday. ‘Fly high sister, I know you are the most gorgeous angel in heaven!’
Mattingly, was best known for being named Playboy’s Miss March in 2011.
In 2012, her ex-boyfriend, former Prison Break star Lane Garrison, was accused of domestic battery after he was caught in a surveillance video slapping her in the face at her Beverly Hills apartment.
After spending two months in jail, Garrison pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic battery and was sentenced to probation, counseling and a fine.
In 2016, Mattingly was arrested and charged with DUI counts after driving her custom golf cart into four parked cars.