Entertainment TV Adult Film Star Jessica Jaymes' Cause of Death Revealed 2 Months After She Suddenly Died at Age 40 Jessica Jaymes was found unconscious at her San Fernando Valley home on Sept. 17 By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 5, 2019 06:36 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Adult film star Jessica Jaymes' cause of death has been revealed. Close to two months after her sudden death at age 40, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Public Information Officer tells PEOPLE that Jaymes, née Jessica Michael Redding, passed away from a seizure and chronic ethanol abuse, or alcohol abuse. The PIO also added that Jaymes' manner of death was ruled natural and that they are awaiting a report from the doctor which will indicate if any substances were found at the scene of her death, as well as more details about her toxicology report. The actress, who also appeared on Weeds, was found unresponsive at her home in San Fernando Valley, California on Sept. 17. She was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. Jessica Jaymes. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Jaymes' husband made the horrifying discovery when he went to her home in North Hills to check on her after not hearing from her for a few days, The Blast reports. When her husband arrived, he said he found Jaymes unconscious. EMS then responded to a call for cardiac arrest for a female, according to The Blast. TMZ also reported that Jaymes had a history of seizures. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Jaymes got her start in adult entertainment in 2002. Two years later she got her big break when she became Hustler Video's first contract model. She then went on to become the Hustler Honey of the Year. She later co-founded her own porn studio, Spizoo in 2008. The star was recognized for her work in the industry when she was inducted into the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame in 2018. Aside from her career in porn, Jaymes is also known for her small role on Weeds and her appearances on The Howard Stern Show, VH1's Celebrity Rehab Sober House and HBO's Vivid Valley. In 2004, she performed at a bachelor party attended by Nick Lachey. Jessica Jaymes. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Remembering the Stars We Lost in 2019 Jaymes was very active on social media up until her death. Six days before she died, the star revealed in a since-deleted Instagram post that she had been on vacation after not posting on the social media site since Sept. 8. "Hey guys took a little vacation for a couple of days I love you all❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️," she wrote. "Apologies and I hope everyone is having the best sex time of their life!😈"