Adult Film Star Jesse Jane’s Cause of Death Revealed

Adult Film Star Jesse Jane’s Cause of Death Revealed

A cause of death has been revealed for adult film star Jesse Jane.

Jane died of an accidental fentanyl and cocaine overdose, according to The Oklahoman, which cited the autopsy report released by the Oklahoma state Medical Examiner.

Jane was found dead by police with her boyfriend at their Oklahoma home on January 24. She was 43.

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Oklahoma City’s KOCO 5 TV channel reported at the time that police officers were conducting a welfare check at a home in Moore, Oklahoma, and found two people unresponsive of suspected overdoses.

Local law enforcement officials identified the dead as Cindy Taylor – Jane’s legal name after marrying, and subsequently divorcing, Rich Taylor; she was born Cynthia Ann Howell – and boyfriend Brett Hasenmueller. 

Jane began her porn career in 2002 with an exclusive contract with the Digital Playground studio, where she’d remain through 2014, subsequently signing with Jules Jordan Video. She announced her retirement from the industry in 2017, and made limited porn appearances thereafter.

Beginning in 2003 and 2004, with uncredited appearances in the TV film Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding and the feature Starsky and Hutch, the Fort Worth native attempted to parlay her popularity into a more mainstream performing career. She appeared as herself in 2003 on Showtime’s reality series Family Business and in a 2005 episode of HBO’s Entourage, hosted 2006 episodes of Playboy TV’s live series Night Calls, and in 2009 appeared in Oxygen Network’s reality series The Bad Girls Club. She was interviewed in the 2009 CNBC documentary Porn: Business of Pleasure.

Greg Evans contributed to this report.