LOS ANGELES—Former Hustler Video and Digital Playground employee Jennifer Larsen passed away from an apparent suicide on Mother's Day, AVN has confirmed with the Orange County coroner. The cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head.
Larsen, who was living in Orange County at the time, previously worked as a talent coordinator for Hustler Video and then in public relations and marketing for Digital Playground. At the time of her death she was in the U.S. Army National Guard.
Hustler's Drew Rosenfeld told AVN that Larsen was with the company for roughly a year and a half and that he hadn't spoken to her since she left Hustler but that the company would like to offer condolences to her family. The last movie she worked on for Hustler was This Ain't Dracula XXX.
According to a few people who knew her, Larsen exhibited no visible signs of depression or distress when they last spoke to her; all of them had heard from her around the beginning of this year.
Galaxy Publicity's James Bartholet told AVN that he had been in contact with Larsen as recently as a few months ago and they discussed plans to meet up during Memorial Day weekend.
"She was a good person and we loved her dearly," Bartholet said. "She always was very nice. She maintained ties with some of her industry friends and I was hoping to see her soon. When we last spoke there was no indication of this whatsoever. It's terribly sad and my heart goes out to her kids."
Bartholet mentioned that Larsen's passing is particularly sad because it occurred on Mother's Day and that Larsen was a mom herself.
The last post on Larsen's Facebook page reads: "I need a reset button."