Horrible news this morning: Hot House exclusive Kent North committed suicide July 4th. Word is currently spreading via grapevine. Very few details are available at the moment, but we’re working on getting the full story. His website currently features only a photo of Kent and a short message: "In Memoriam: 27 December 1972 – 04 July 2007". Hot House will be releasing a statement later today.

A UK native, Kent North was 33 years old. He appeared in roughly 15 films since 2004, and this spring won Best Solo Performance GAYVN and Grabby Awards for his striking work in AT YOUR SERVICE.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans, and to Kent’s Hot House coworkers.

[Pictured: Kent North on the cover of London’s QX Men magazine, December 2006 issue.]

Official site: KentNorth.com

JasonCurious.com: "Kent North Commits Suicide"


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20 Comments so far

  1. Peter Gill on July 5, 2007 2:04 pm

    Please say it aint so !!!

    I was his biggest fan. Ive loved that guy

  2. Matthew Rush on July 5, 2007 4:59 pm

    I had the pleasure of co-hosting the Grabby’s with Kent. He was such a charming guy and such a sweet person. He will definitely be missed.

  3. J.C. Adams on July 5, 2007 6:01 pm

    Peter: You weren’t alone in falling for Kent. Our thoughts are with you, and all of his friends and family, tonight.

    Matthew: He was a doll, wasn’t it? Thanks for sharing.

    — JC Adams

  4. Tim on July 5, 2007 9:18 pm

    He was so gorgeous and so talented….what a sad day.

  5. Matt Cole on July 6, 2007 6:56 am

    I had the pleasure of working on the same set as Kent many times….in fact he was on the first set i ever walked on. Kent was one of the kindest, sweetest, most genuine people I have had the pleasure of getting to know in the industry. Many condolences to his family and friends and especially his lover Lloyd.

    XOXOXO
    Matt Cole

  6. Colin Fallesen on July 6, 2007 11:35 am

    I am a close personal friend of Kent and his partner Lloyd, here in London and I would just like to clarify that despite initial rumours of his deliberate suicide, it is becoming more apparent that this was just a terrible accident. We are all totally devastated. Lloyd has been in contact with the police and the coroner to get all the facts as they become available. In respect for Lloyd and Kent’s family and friends here in the UK and around the world I cannot go into details. I’m sure in time Lloyd will provide all the relevant details to Steven at Hothouse who will pass it on to his fans. Kent was a blinding light of goodness. love and compassion in a world of cynical mean-spirited people. My heart is broken at his loss and we are doing what we can to continue the work he was doing here in his other non-porn related projects. His love will always live on in everyone who met him and enjoyed his wonderful smile and warmth of heart.

  7. J.C. Adams on July 7, 2007 5:48 am

    Tim and Matt Cole: Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

    Colin: We appreciate your lending your voice to help clear up some of the mystery here. Thank you.

  8. Greg on July 7, 2007 7:34 am

    I think I am still numb from the shock of hearing this news. I guess when we are in our 20’s and 30’s we feel we are invincible, that death doesn’t happen to “us”. As a fan of Kent I was simply awestruck by him; his charm and wittiness, his smile, his good looks, his sincerity and gentlemanly ways. Kent’s sexual desires made me realize that normal, sane and healthy gay men can and do enjoy all forms of assplay/leather sex and that it is ok and not shameful. Being able to identify with someone like him changed my life. I am forever grateful that Kent played a big role in helping me accept who I am as a sexual human being. My condolences to Lloyd, his family and friends and everyone at Hot House.

  9. marc williams on July 7, 2007 11:21 am

    I thought great things of kent, he was always in the best spirits and with a smile on his face he was my scene partner in 2 movies and he always made the set fun and made you smile even when you were beat tired… he will be missed and much love and respect to his partner and family and friends…. XOXOXO

    MARC W.

  10. Paul Stag on July 9, 2007 2:39 pm

    I am absolutely distraught that such a great guy who had everything going for him including a beautiful loving relationship should come to such a tragic end. I was gym buddies in London with both Kent (Ben) and Lloyd and actually had a long chat with them both the day before this awful event. What makes it worse for me was that they both seemed happier than ever after just having a weeks holiday in the countryside and Ben was talking enthusiastically about his non Porn work in London – So i just can’t begin to understand what happened next.
    Ben was the kindest guy i have met in the adult industry – a true gent – and he was selflessly helping me with contact in the Porn industry for which i am eternally .
    My thoughts are with Lloyd and Ben’s family – He will live on through his films – What a great guy and a sickening loss to us all.
    xxxx
    Paul stag

  11. Mark on July 10, 2007 12:27 pm

    I’m just so sad. I liked him so much (not that I knew him personally). He was definitely special, a stand-out performer.
    I’ll be thinking about Kent (Ben) and his family, partner and friends for quite awhile. So completely sorry to hear this…
    Peace, beautiful man.

  12. Wil C. on July 10, 2007 12:39 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Kent North at this years IML. He was so warm, kind, and very genuine. He took time to chat with my friends and I. He made sure we got all the pictures and autographs we wanted. His warmth and smile instantly put us at ease like we were old friends. I’m greatful I had the pleasure of meeting him. In just a few brief moments he made an impression on me. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. He will be missed.

    xxxx
    Wil C

  13. JC Adams on July 23, 2007 5:00 pm

    Wil C., Mark, Paul Stag, Marc Williams, Greg, Colin, Matt Cole and everyone: Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    I want you guys to know that Kent’s friends are reading your comments and appreciate hearing your thoughts and memories.

  14. Ian on August 1, 2007 8:31 pm

    I met Kent a few times in London before “Kent” was even thought of. Hearing this news, now 5 years on, and in New York, has been a real shock. My sympathies go out to his partner and family. Rest in Peace Ben.

  15. Jay on December 23, 2007 3:40 pm

    RIP, Kent. We miss you. Love and support to your family and friends this holiday season. Be at peace.

  16. Eddie on January 1, 2008 12:23 pm

    I’ve never met Kent. I am only a fan of his work and was utterly shocked when I read the news. From all that I have read I can see that he was a beautiful person and will be missed. He got me hooked on him right away. That smile and those eyes were just so dazzling. My thoughts are with his family and friends and his lover Lloyd xx

  17. steve on January 18, 2008 4:49 pm

    I never seen a guy take so much up his ass before. This guy can handle anything.

  18. gary aldridge on April 27, 2008 1:28 pm

    I just found this weekend 26/4/08 that kent north is no longer with us.I was chatting to a mate in london’ soho when i found out. I was telling my mate of this amazing man i met and that I was able to be close to. This was 6 years ago before he became kent north.I admired him and wow, what a great mind and body he had.
    I was deeply saddened to hear that this beautiful man left us. I then came home and looked on the net, just to make sure it wasn’t a big mistake and there i learnt he actually passed away on my birthday 4th july. I was pround to have met him and hope he rests now. take care Kent North your always be Tim to me. x

  19. Gerard on September 4, 2008 9:07 am

    I remember you Ben as Ben,not as Kent.I am saddened ,however not that surprised.
    Being an ex escort I realised Porn could be a dangerous slope,not porn per se ,more what goes with it,the fun,drugs etc…
    Aiden Shaw ,thank you for your advice on that one,mate

    You showed me your naval uniform,back in 2004,just as I was about to leave you,we had met at Heaven Club,the night before,your sister had scared me a bit,Lol.
    I was very impressed by your stable life in the Navy,you had to go back to Plymouth the same day.
    Years later we met at Fist Club,it was a bit different…..We chatted on Gaydar,we met then you went your way and I went mine,I knew that despite your kindness and sexyness you were not having the stable existence you once had,mind you ,same for me too,still today.When we met on Gaydar,I was studying Psychology,you were supportive about it, yourself were starting your own business,which I thought was brilliant,our meet in you flat in Soho was not like the one of Heaven Club,I am sure you found love in the end….
    The Gay scene is a beast that eats its own offsprings.May you rest in Peace. G XX

  20. Gerard on September 4, 2008 9:22 am

    1994(Heaven),not 2004 (Fist) ,sleep in peace sexyman,you passed away famous and you wont be forgotten
    Late Condoleances to all the people who loved you. Gerard x

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