Adult film star Amber Rayne has been found dead at her home at the age of 31 after a “possible overdose”, it has been reported.
The porn star – who started her career in 2005 before retiring a decade later – is believed to have died in her sleep while at her Los Angeles home, reports AVN.
The Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter has told the Daily Mail Online that a friend with her at the time claimed she passed away following a “possible overdose”.
However, the exact cause of death may not be known until the results of the toxicology report come back, or the autopsy is complete.
While the exact details remain unknown at this time, Rayne is believed to have died on Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Speaking to AVN, director Stormy Daniels, said: “She was a really good friend, and one of the best actresses and performers that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, and I’m just glad that I had the opportunity to work with her and call her a friend.”
Stormy revealed on Twitter that she was notified of Rayne’s death through the porn star’s mother.
“Her mother called me yesterday and told me. I’m helping her family make arrangements for the care of her horse,” she tweeted.
She also wrote: “Yes, its true. Thank you for the kind words. Her mother has asked me to care for her precious Galli. He will be coming to live with me.”
Rayne was one of 10 women to have accused fellow porn star James Deen of sexually assaulting them while on set.
@redishadt Her mother called me yesterday and told me. I’m helping her family make arrangements for the care of her horse
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) April 3, 2016
The x-rated film star claimed that Deen had called her a b**** while filming a sex scene before he allegedly punched her in the face and began having sex with her that allegedly left her bleeding.
Deen has vehemently denied any wrongdoing , and has said: “All of the accusations are from either ex-girlfriends or events that happened on set.
“I always try to take responsibility for my actions and apologise when needed.”
Originally from Detroit, Amber headed to Los Angeles with a touring musical production with a BA in Theater Arts and a Minor in Art History from California State University-Los Angeles.
Rayne began to perform in porn films during her early twenties from 2005, earning her awards for her performances including the XRCO Award for Unsung Siren and the AVN Award for Unsung Starlet of the Year in 2009.
Speaking in a 2007 interview, she said: “Aside from my career I’m still what could be considered the average everyday girl. Music is a rather large passion of mine and consumes a considerable amount of my time; whether it be dancing to it, playing my Les Paul, or hanging out listening to local bands music is usually involved.”