Who Is Jesse Jane? About the Adult Film Star Who Died at 43 – Hollywood Life

Jesse Jane: 5 Things to Know About the Adult Film Star Dead at 43

The late porn star was found dead in her and her boyfriend Brett’s home following what is speculated to be a drug overdose. 

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Jesse Jane, an adult film star and actress, was found dead earlier this week in her Oklahoma home alongside her boyfriend, Brett Hasenmueller. Multiple outlets are reporting that the duo appeared to have died from a drug overdose. However, an official autopsy has not been revealed. 

Learn more about Jesse’s life and career below. 

Jesse Jane’s Death

At just 43 years old, Jane was discovered deceased in her home in Moore, Oklahoma in late January, 2024. According to authorities, it’s unclear how long she and her boyfriend, Brett, were dead. A welfare check was issued by Brett’s employer, per TMZ, after not hearing from him for several days. According to the outlet, law enforcement officials believe that their deaths resulted from a drug overdose. 

A cause of death has not been determined. 

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Jesse Jane Starred in ‘Entourage’ and Other Shows

Apart from being a porn star, Jesse also appeared in film acting roles. In 2003, she had an uncredited role in Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. Later, she appeared as herself in multiple on-screen projects, including an episode of Entourage and Starsky & Hutch. 

Jesse also appeared as herself in Dr. 90210, Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Bad Girls Club. 

Over the years, the adult entertainment star hosted several award shows, such as the AVN Awards.

She Was a Columnist for a Men’s Magazine 

In addition to her on-screen career, Jesse worked as a sex columnist for the Australian publication, Ralph, in the early 2000s and the magazine Cheri. She would reply to readers with dating and sex advice. Not only that, but Jesse also worked with Playboy, hosting various shows such as Night Calls. 

In 2010, Jesse launched her line of sex toys and briefly retired from the adult film industry. She returned in 2019. 

Jesse Jane Had a Child

In 2000, Jesse welcomed her son, whose name has not publicly been disclosed. In 2005, she married her husband, Rich Taylor, and announced their divorce in 2012. 

Jesse Jane Is Not Her Real Name 

Jesse’s real name was Cindy Howell. She grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and began her adult film career with Digital Playground after graduating from high school.