|Born||Melinda Dee Jones
June 17, 1975
Silsbee, Texas, U.S.
|Died||June 4, 2005
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery|
|Occupation||Adult model, actress|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||116 lb (53 kg; 8.3 st)|
|No. of adult films||18 (per IAFD)|
Early life and career
Melinda Dee Jones was born and grew up in Silsbee, Texas. After graduating from Silsbee High School in 1994, she became a Playboy model and pornographic actress. Jones was the Penthouse magazine Pet of the Month in April 1998, and she crossed over into adult movies in 2001. Jones signed an exclusive contract with adult film company New Sensations, followed by another contract with Vivid Entertainment in February 2003. Both associations were brief (her contract with Vivid lasted five months). She retired from the adult industry in 2004. Jones performed in 18 films during this time. Jones had gained considerable fame as a nude model and was a well-known figure in the adult world at the time of her retirement. Jones also worked as an escort and in March 2005, Jones sold a story to the National Enquirer, claiming that Charlie Sheen was among her clients, and had paid her $15,000 for oral sex on February 6, 2005. Sheen's agent disputed the claim, stating that Sheen had not seen Jones since 1996.
Jones died in 2005, two weeks before her 30th birthday. Her early death has been blamed on liver failure caused by alcoholism aggravated by Vicodin use. She was buried at Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Denise Richards filed a restraining order against her husband Charlie Sheen because, according to her court papers statements, he did not deny involvement in Jones' death. In May 2006, American tabloid The Globe published an alleged interview with Jones' mother, claiming that she was considering a wrongful death suit against Sheen, because her daughter said she had received death threats. Donna Jones Noeller subsequently filed suit against The Globe, claiming she never gave the interview and the tabloid manufactured her statements.
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