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Monday, February 19, 2007

Playmates who didn't live to age 50

The news of the death of Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, seems to have sparked discussion about about the many Playmates who have made the headlines for their untimely deaths.

In this, I suppose, the kind of lifestyle a Playmate leads, generally tends towards to more adventure and more risk.

However, until a commentor pointed it out, I had not been aware that someone with "celebrity status" had died in the runway collision at Tenerife in 1977.

Here is the article, which talks about the grisly club of Playmates who didn't live to age 50. As Anna Nicole joins a macabre list, it also mentions "Eve Meyer, a 1955 Playmate, was one of more than 550 people killed when two airliners collided on takeoff at Tenerife in the Canary Islands in 1977. She was 46."

Eve Meyer (born December 13, 1928 in Griffin, Georgia, died March 27, 1977) was an American pin-up model, motion picture actor and, later, film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with exploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from April 2, 1952 until 1969.

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