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Bodybuilder turned porn star killed by dope cocktail

A champion female bodybuilder turned porn star died from a deadly cocktail of drugs she used to fight chronic pain from a car crash, an inquest has heard.

Joanna Thomas, 43, was found dead in April in her apartment in Cornwall, U.K.

An autopsy revealed that the pain caused by her bodybuilding career drove her to use heroin.

Determined to become a professional bodybuilder, Thomas moved to the U.S. when she was just 21 and became the youngest female to turn pro. She worked out at the famed Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif.

But her mother, Mary, told the inquest that her daughter lived high on the hog during her time in the U.S.

“She was living the high life, mixing with celebrities, driving fast cars, living in big houses and going to lots of parties,” Mary said in a statement, adding her daughter had a “very successful career.”

Thomas eventually married an American man and the couple returned to the U.K. but he was unable to get a work permit and he returned to the U.S. where he later died.

The bodybuilder returned home and began modelling and appearing in porn videos, including Aziani’s Iron Girls and Muscle Girl Play.

According to the coroner’s report, besides heroin, she was taking a smorgasbord of prescription drugs to dull the pain she endured in her neck, back and knees.

“We were aware she used heroin, once or twice a week. We were not happy about it. She had taken heroin for three or four years,” her mother said.

“I don’t believe she would have killed herself. Her body gave up and could not cope with the cocktail of drugs she had ingested.”

Her doctors testified that Joanna using steroids and anabolic steroids to boost muscle during her bodybuilding career would create physical havoc.

It was also heard that she had been “exposed” to dangers including “sexual, physical and emotional abuse” from a young age. When she was 14, she had a sexual relationship with one of her family’s boarders.

Coroner Andrew Cox agreed there was “no evidence of a deliberate attempt to take her own life.”

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