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Porn performer Amber Rayne died of cocaine overdose, coroner says

Porn performer Amber Rayne died of cocaine overdose, coroner says
Amber Rayne arrives at the 2010 Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas. She died in April in her Los Angeles home. (Denise Truscello / WireImage)

Adult film actress Amber Rayne died of a cocaine overdose this spring in her Los Angeles home, coroner's officials confirmed on Friday.

The adult film performer's April 2 death in her Sun Valley residence was also determined to be an accident, according to Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

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Rayne, whose real name was Meghan Wren, had collapsed in her home in the 10000 block of Wealth Avenue, coroner's officials previously said.

An autopsy was performed within a week after her death, but investigators deferred specifying a cause until the toxicology reports were completed.

In recent months, the coroner's office has been beset by delays, especially in cases involving toxicology reports, which can take up to six months or longer to complete. In March, the office's top medical examiner abruptly resigned, citing the paucity of resources.

Rayne lived in a semi-rural tract on the far northeast edge of the San Fernando Valley on a block marked by horse trailers and large front yards.

The Detroit native rose to prominence within the adult film industry after making her debut in 2005, the industry publication Adult Video News reported. As Amber Rayne, she had nearly 500 credited roles.

Among Rayne's notable performances were "The 8th Day" and "Wanted," and she was named AVN's Unsung Starlet of the Year in 2009, the publication reported.

Her death brought tributes from performers in the adult entertainment world.

Director Stormy Daniels told the New York Daily News that the actress loved riding horses. Daniels said she was shocked to hear about Rayne's death.

"She called and sounded fine. She was going into the stable. Her voice sounded normal," Daniels said.

In an interview with AVN, Daniels added: "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."

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