Just days before she took her own life, Ashley Mattingly was in the hospital.
The former Playboy Playmate posted a video on Instagram from her hospital bed, revealing she was sick from alcohol.
The 33-year-old wrote in the caption, “I'm not quarantined I took bad advice and drank too much which I vometed [sic] a lot of blood - please slow down on the drinking ! U won't be able to get into a hospital ! I'm lucky!”
In the video, Ashley uses an animal filter that alters her voice. She seems to say, “I don’t have COVID-19, but I'm sick with alcohol.. .don't drink it. Don't drink it. Leave it alone.”
Other Instagram posts also hold clues about her troubled life.
A few weeks ago she posed with a gun strapped to her thigh, while in February she posted some alarming messages like, “I Ashley Mattingly is not going down as you’re drunk playboy playmate! Remember this!”
Another post said, “DEATH ISN’T FUNNY!”
Mattingly, Playboy’s Miss March 2011, was found unresponsive in her home in Austin, Texas on Friday.
Her sister Christy and twin brother Billy told TMZ that Ashley died on Wednesday.
She was discovered after a concerned friend called authorities asking for a welfare check.
Mattingly reportedly left a suicide note, which police have kept as part of their investigation.
Her siblings said her state's Safer at Home order had been hard on Ashley. She had adopted a golden retriever puppy for comfort, and the dog is now with family.
In 2012, Ashley was involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend Lane Garrison. She accused the “Prison Break” star of slapping her. He denied hurting her, but pleaded no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery.
A few years later, in 2016, Mattingly was charged with DUI after she drove a golf cart into four parked cars.