Playboy Playmate Kymberly Herrin dies at 65, as family appeals for donations from American Cancer Society

Playboy Playmate and Ghostbusters star Kymberly Herrin has died at the age of 65, her family has confirmed.

Best known for playing the child role ‘Dream Ghost’ in the classic 1984 film Ghostbusters opposite Dan Ackroyd, the blonde beauty died on October 28.

The cause of death is still unknown, however his family has asked that donations be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, according to the Santa Barbara News-Press.

The former model and actress passed away in Santa Barbara, California, where she was born and lived for most of her life.

Gone Too Soon: Playboy Playmate and Ghostbusters star Kymberly Herrin has died at 65, according to the Santa Barbara News-Press (photo center with her late sisters)

Gone Too Soon: Playboy Playmate and Ghostbusters star Kymberly Herrin has died at 65, according to the Santa Barbara News-Press (photo center with her late sisters)

Enjoying a busy career in the eighties, Herrin appeared on the September 1982 cover of Playboy and in ZZ Top’s 1983 music video Legs.

He had a minor role in the 1984 romantic comedy classic Romancing the Stone, which starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, and Beverly Hills Cop II in 1987.

However, the Santa Barbara native is perhaps best known for playing the role of ‘Dream Ghost’ in Ghostbusters.

Her breakout role: The Santa Barbara native, however, is perhaps best known for playing the

Her breakout role: The Santa Barbara native, however, is perhaps best known for playing the “Dream Ghost” girl Dan Aykroyd becomes intimate with during the first Ghostbusters movie.

Classic: In the memorable scene, Aykroyd wakes up in the team's firehouse headquarters to find a ghost looming over him.

Classic: In the memorable scene, Aykroyd wakes up in the team’s firehouse headquarters to find a ghost looming over him.

In the memorable scene, Aykroyd’s character Ray Stantz wakes up in the team’s firehouse headquarters to find a ghost hovering over him.

The ‘Dream Ghost’ then unbuckles his belt and unzips his pants before the scene cuts to a shot of the Saturday Night Live alum sleeping and dreaming.

Ackroyd recalled the scene fondly in a recent 2021 interview with Polygon.

No cause yet: the outlet reported that he passed away on October 28.  Although the cause has not been disclosed, his family is asking for donations to the American Cancer Society.

No cause yet: the outlet reported that he passed away on October 28. Although the cause has not been disclosed, his family is asking for donations to the American Cancer Society.

Remember her?  Herrin is seen in ZZ Top's 1983 music video Legs

Remember her? Herrin is seen in ZZ Top’s 1983 music video Legs

Blonde beauty: Had a minor role in the 1984 romantic comedy classic Romancing the Stone, which starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

Blonde beauty: Had a minor role in the 1984 romantic comedy classic Romancing the Stone, which starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

‘Yes, I remember the woman who played that. Her name was Kym Herrin, and she was a Playboy Playmate. She played the ghost. I wish they would let that scene go on a little longer,” she recounted.

The actor even went so far as to say that he believed the scene was not far-fetched, stating, “Sexual encounters with spirits are very, very common.”

He added: ‘And there are some people I know who have a house that has a presence and they don’t try to purge it. They say, you know what, I’ll stick with it and live with it.”

Although Herrin had quite a few movie appearances in the 1980s, her career slowed down a bit in the years that followed.

However, he returned to acting in the 1996 film Squanderers, starring Don Swayze.

Pin-up: The blonde bombshell is seen posing in a white bikini on the cover of an '80s fitness book

Pin-up: The blonde bombshell is seen posing in a white bikini on the cover of an ’80s fitness book

When not working in show business, Herrin loved to travel and even lived on a 75-foot yacht for several years traveling up and down the California coast and through the Panama Canal.

Her niece Theresa Ramirez shared a photo on Facebook where Herrin was sitting with her two sisters, both deceased.

Now they are all together. [broken heart emoji]Aunt Kymberly Herrin [heart emoji]. I love you,’ she wrote in the caption of the photo.

Herrin is survived by Theresa, her other niece Stephanie Ross, her nephews Brandon Herrin and Trevor Triegor, as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Travel: Herrin reportedly loved to travel and even lived on a 75-foot yacht for several years in which she traveled up the California coast and through the Panama Canal.

Travel: Herrin reportedly loved to travel and even lived on a 75-foot yacht for several years in which she traveled up the California coast and through the Panama Canal.

Author: Praveen Kumar

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