We send our condolences to her family and friends that she has left behind.
Jody “Babydol” Gibson, a well-known ex-Hollywood madam who owned one of the industry’s top call girl services, died in her sleep on Sunday at the age of 64.
Gibson’s death is a bit of a mystery, according to Eric Markel’s statement obtained by TMZ, he notes that she was not suffering any recognized illness, but she had recently lost a lot of weight. He said she had lost weight and was now weighing around 87 pounds.
Her husband of 12 years also thinks it’s significant because they were involved in a contentious dispute over the sale of their home; he believes she died of “exhaustion” as a result of the stress.
After being convicted of felony pimping in Los Angeles, Gibson was sentenced to three years in jail in the early 2000s, but only served two. Her trial caused a stir in Hollywood since her black book purportedly included several big-name celebrities as clients, including athletes, politicians, and entertainers.
“Babydol” had reportedly relocated out to the desert with her husband, Eric Markel, in the years since her release. She was candid about her experiences running the escort agency, writing two books on her exploits, “Convicted: A True Story” and “Seduced: Diary of a Double Dealing Spy,” respectively.
In addition, Gibson made a few on-camera appearances while running the firm, including a cameo in the B-movie horror film “Evil Laugh” and a guest appearance on the talk show “Up All Night.” She also appeared on “Larry King Live,” “The Playboy Morning Show,” and various one-off variety shows/docs.