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Former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly apparently took her own life while quarantining at her home in Texas. She was 33.

Ashley was found dead at her home in Bee Cave, Texas, about 15 miles outside of Austin, Texas, her family tells PEOPLE. She left several suicide notes, although further details are still unknown.

Her siblings say they can't bring themselves to read her suicide notes. They said she struggled with alcohol and substance abuse.

The model was found unresponsive on Thursday after a friend called police to conduct a welfare check because they had not heard from her.

The family is caring for her golden retriever puppy that she recently adopted to "overcome these demons," her family said.

"Our hope is that Ashley's story can continue to shed a light on suicide awareness and prevention. We love you Ashley," a statement read.

Calls to suicide hotlines have soared in many states due to coronavirus anxiety and depression aggravated by loneliness and social isolation.

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A teenager who was obsessed with social media took her own life after not getting enough 'likes' on her photos.

Chloe Davison, 19, hanged herself in her bedroom moments after she was active on social media, her mother told The Sun newspaper.

"She thought she wasn't good enough unless she was getting loads of likes and comments," Clair Reynolds said.

Chloe was an aspiring model whose self-esteem was closely linked to social media engagement with her photos.

"She was addicted to apps like Instagram and Snapchat," said family friend Nick Coombs, who knew Chloe since she was a youngster.

Coombs, 55, said Chloe was addicted to selfies. "She would spend hours taking the perfect photo, but would delete it later if it didn't get popular enough," Coombs said.

Reynolds said Chloe struggled scholastically and she was a loner who rarely hung out with friends.

As a result of her self-imposed isolation Chloe was often taunted and bullied online by trolls who made fun of her pictures.

"Chloe was crying many nights because someone had said something horrible about her online," her older sister Jade Davison told a reporter.

Jade and her mother returned home Friday night from a bar around 11:30 p.m., and found Chloe hanging in her bedroom.

"When we took her body down, her hair and makeup were still perfect," said Coombs who was at the house when Chloe killed herself.

"She was wearing some new lingerie that she'd been excited to model," he said.

"Chloe was beautiful, but she didn't see that," said her mum. "She cared too much about how other people saw her."

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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The producer who created the hit TV series "Ugly Betty" was found dead in a Miami hotel room on Tuesday. Police say Silvio Horta died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 45.

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Despite his success, the openly homosexual producer had previously spoken about being unhappy due to the stress of his work, according to London's Daily Mail.

Ben Silverman acquired the rights to the Spanish-language hit "Yo Soy Betty La Fea" (I am Betty the Ugly One) in 2006. He hired Horta to adapt it to the small screen.

Silverman described the Cuban show-runner as "An incredible voice and talent and a rare person, a gay Cuban writer who hit the mainstream as a kid and never could quite keep up with his own success."

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera also paid tribute to Horta, whom she described as a "joy and light."

"I'm stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta's death," Ferrera, 35, wrote on Instagram.

"His talent and creativity brought me and so many others such joy and light. I'm thinking of his family and loved ones who must be in so much pain right now - and of the whole Ugly Betty family who feel this loss deeply.

"It's sad that he wasn't happy in his own skin," Silverman told USA Today.

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Cardi B is the only female rapper on the list of Rappers Who Fell Off in 2019. The list includes Chance the Rapper, Blueface, Lil Yachty, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, Quavo (Migos), The Game, Sheck Wes, and more.

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The 27-year-old rapper was once at the top of her game. It’s hard to think of another rapper - male or female - who dominated the music industry faster than Cardi B. And she did it on the strength of just one song ("Bodak Yellow")

She was destined for rap legend status - until Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion came along and stole her thunder.

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Cardi B was almost unrecognizable as she went makeup free. She seemed deep in thought while doing a little Christmas shopping at Miami's Aventura mall on the last weekend before Christmas.

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She wore a blue button down sweater minidress with black sandals. Her stops included Louis Vuitton, Ferrari, Foot Locker, Gucci, a baby clothing store and a bakery. The rapper was seen talking on her cell phone while being flanked by her security escort.

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2019 was an amazing year for Cardi. She won 40 major music awards including a Grammy Award, four American Music Awards, four BET Awards, eleven BET Hip Hop Awards, and an MTV Award.

She also appeared in her first big screen film Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez and Lizzo.

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Idris Elba is trying to cut down on his use of social media because he gets so depressed by the instant access to world news.

Like most celebrities, the Thor star can't get enough of the addictive nature of social media. According to WENN.com, the 47-year-old British actor is an active user of Twitter and Instagram but he finds world events saddening.

"I've been trying to wean myself off," the actor and DJ tells Fast Company magazine. "I used to post a lot more, but it's been putting me off lately. And Twitter's just not how I want to receive my news.

"I read the news aggregated on my iPad, but I can't check it constantly - I'm not proud of it, but it's true - because it makes me feel depressed."

Instead, Idris is weaning himself off of social media by clearing his head, saying: "I'll just sit in the dark, stare, and try not to do anything - just clear my mind and decompress."

The superstar says he only sleeps "four or five" hours a night, and he schedules his time in terms of projects rather than days or hours.

"I don't think in terms of minutes or hours or days or dates, especially because I'm traveling between time zones," he adds. "My home base is London, but I could be working anywhere around the world. I pretty much know my schedule for the whole year, and I think of it in terms of blocks of time, where each project is a block."
 

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