Domino Harvey, whose life as a bounty hunter is the basis of an upcoming big-budget movie starring Keira Knightley, died of an accidental overdose of a powerful painkiller, according to a coroner's report.
Harvey died June 27 from 'acute fentanyl toxicity,' the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Fentanyl is a pain killer more powerful than morphine.
Harvey, 35, was the daughter of the late original "The Manchurian Candidate" star Lawrence Harvey and model Paulene Stone.
The bounty hunter was found unconscious in the tub of her West Hollywood home June 27, by a person hired by her family to watch her until her trial on federal drug trafficking charges.
Harvey was free on bail and facing trial on federal drug-trafficking charges. She was indicted in May on charges of conspiring to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in Mississippi.
Her death came just months before the release of "Domino," directed by Tony Scott,a movie which takes some liberties in telling her life story, according to the Times.
Knightley portrays her as a European fashion model who becomes a bounty hunter and goes on to have her own reality TV show. The movie is due out next month. (UPI)