Former actress and Playboy model Kymberly Herrin has died. She was 65 years old.
According to an obituary published by the Santa Barbara News-Press, the “Ghostbusters” actress died “peacefully” on October 28 in Santa Barbara, California, where she had lived her entire life.
The cause of Herrin’s death has not been revealed.
Her cousin On October 28, Theresa Ramirez confirmed her death in a social media post.
Ramirez posted a photo of three women, including Herrin, on Facebook with the caption:
“They are all together now. Aunt Kymberly Herrin. I love you.”
Herrin was described as a “beautiful woman inside and out in her obituary.”
In 1975, she graduated from Santa Barbara High School. She appeared on the covers of a dozen local and international magazines as a model, including the March 1981 issue of Playboy, where she was named Playmate of the Month. She also appeared in a series of Fit magazine fitness and swimwear advertisements.
She appeared in several popular films, including “Ghostbusters,” in which she co-starred with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Sigourney Weaver. According to Entertainment Weekly, she played Dream Ghost, a seductive apparition encountered by Aykroyd’s character Ray Stantz during a raunchy scene.
During an interview with Polygon in November 2021, Aykroyd, 70, mentioned briefly working with Herrin on “Ghostbusters.” He recalled an intimate scene in the film between their characters.
Aykroyd said at the time:
“Yes, I remember the woman who played that. Her name was Kym Herrin, and she was a Playboy Playmate. She played the ghost. Like, I wish they’d let that scene go a little longer.”
Herrin also appeared as a Playboy Playmate in 1984’s “Romancing the Stone,” 1989’s “Road House,” and 1987’s “Beverly Hills Cop II,” according to EW.
She enjoyed traveling and sailing when she was still alive. For several years, she lived aboard and sailed on a 75-foot yacht along the California coast, through the Panama Canal, in the Sea of Cortez, in Baja, and into the Caribbean.
Herrin’s family asked that donations be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society “to further the research of the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.”
Her mother, Billie Dodson, brother Mark Herrin, nieces Theresa and Stephanie Ross, and nephews Brandon Herrin and Trevor Triegor survive her.