Sexually explicit movie star Jesse Jane, real name Cindy Taylor, and her boyfriend Brett Hasenmueller were found dead in their Oklahoma home.
The Moore Police Department went to the home of Jesse Jane and her boyfriend Brett Hasenmueller on Wednesday for a medical checkup after they had not been heard from for days. Authorities determined that the duo had died after the checks.
Lt. Francisco Franco of the Moore Police Department told The New York Times that the cause of the actress' death would be confirmed after the coroner's report, but that they estimated Jane died of a drug overdose. Franco added that an investigation has been launched into the deaths of Jane and Hasenmüller.
She starred in the highest budget movies
A popular adult film performer in the early 2000s, Jane began her career in the mainstream modeling industry. Participating in beauty pageants, Jesse Jane appeared in a small role in Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.
Dying at the age of 43, she is best known for her role in 2005's Pirates, one of the highest-budgeted sexually explicit films of all time with a budget of $1 million, made by production company Digital Playground. Jane appeared in the 2008 sequel Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, in which Jane reprised her role as officer Jules from the first film and earned an estimated $8 million.