Stacy Arthur, a former Playboy model and actress, gained prominence as the Playmate of the Month for January 1991 and held the title of Mrs. Ohio for the 1990 Mrs. America contest. Tragedy struck her life when her husband, James Alan Arthur, fell victim to a murder-suicide committed by a fan named James Lindberg on October 29, 1991.

Lindberg shot and killed James Arthur on a street in Bellefontaine, Ohio, before taking his own life. This incident served as the focal point of the inaugural episode of “The Playboy Murders” titled “All That Glitters,” which aired on January 30, 2023.

Following her husband’s death, Stacy Arthur retreated from the public eye. She later filed a $70 million lawsuit against Playboy and others, alleging that she had been sexually assaulted by three Playboy employees at the Playboy Mansion on October 6, 1991.

Stacy claimed that this assault contributed to her husband’s subsequent depression and suicide. However, the lawsuit was dismissed due to insufficient evidence and inconsistencies in her statements. The three employees involved were terminated for violating company policy.

Stacy Arthur, a mother of three from previous marriages, passed away on April 5, 2019, at the age of 50, following a brief battle with an undisclosed illness. Although her official cause of death remains unconfirmed, various sources suggest different possibilities, including a car accident or cancer.

According to MSN¹, the confirmation of Stacy Arthur’s illness and death was mentioned in the second episode of “The Playboy Murders: All That Glitters,” which detailed events in 2019. Nevertheless, some fans harbor skepticism and question her actual status. Wikipedia² indicates that some official sites have recorded her death on public profiles.

Accounts from Abbaskets³ report Stacy Arthur’s demise in a car accident resulting from a collision at a busy intersection. Newstars⁴ attributes her death to a short battle with an undisclosed illness, while Find a Grave⁵ also mentions that Stacy Arthur succumbed to an illness.