Porn star Jessica Jaymes dead at 40

Adult film actress Jessica Jaymes died Tuesday, Fox News confirmed.

The LA County Coroner's office told Fox News that Jaymes, whose real name is Jessica Michael Redding, died on Tuesday at age 40. The cause of death is not currently known and an autopsy is pending.

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Sources told TMZ, who was first to report the news, that a friend went to check on the AVN Hall of Fame star at her San Fernando Valley, Calif. home, after not hearing from her in "a while."

Jessica Jaymes died Sept. 17, 2019.

Jessica Jaymes died Sept. 17, 2019. (Denise Truscello/WireImage)

The friend reportedly found Jaymes unconscious.

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Adult film actress Jessica Jaymes attends the 2018 Adult Video News Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Adult film actress Jessica Jaymes attends the 2018 Adult Video News Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Emergency personnel responded to a call for a female with cardiac arrest and pronounced Jaymes dead at the scene.

The porn star was reported to have had a history of seizures and sources told TMZ that a variety of prescription drugs was found in her home.

Jaymes previously taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades before becoming a porn star.

Editor's note: There is some confusion over Jaymes' age. The coroner's report lists her birthday as March 8, 1979.