Remembering Johnny Rahm

November 17, 2007 | 9 Comments

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Earlier this month, November 7, was the anniversary of the death of performer Johnny Rahm. His passing, a suicide, was a horrible shock. I knew him and had been slowly developing a friendship when he took his own life, three years ago now. I still think about him and wonder, some nights, if everything had been done to help him. Well, a fan of Johnny’s named Brad Walton expressed his feelings in a lovely way — by writing a long poem in the classical tradition. I was interviewed by Mr. Walton and it’s a treat to read details of our talk about Johnny Rahm woven into the text of the poem. He posted the text to a small blog last June and has been tinkering with it periodically. Johnny was nothing if not an artist and this, I think, is a great way to commemorate him. Click here to read it: “Johnny Rahm at Heaven’s Gate”


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9 Comments so far

  1. Bill in SF on November 17, 2007 12:45 pm

    That’s unusual, but sweet.

  2. ricci on November 18, 2007 2:07 am

    Johnny rahm is still sorely missed, may he rest in peace as he brought many good moment sin my life, i was a fan

  3. BradTX on November 19, 2007 3:03 pm

    Johnny was a great performer. I really miss him. Thanks for the update.

  4. Scott Spears on November 23, 2007 6:42 am

    Johnny was a good friend of mine in Atlanta. He was a great guy and is much missed.

  5. kkallebb on December 2, 2007 6:00 pm

    Amazinag poem. It seems to contain a whole biography of Johnny Rahm. I didn’t know anything about his life. It really shows what an interesting person he was. I had no idea. Its also very moving. I nearly cried by the time I got to the last verse. Incredible.

  6. robert on December 3, 2007 1:18 am

    the poem about Johnny Rahm was awesome.

  7. Robbie on November 6, 2009 7:15 pm

    Tells you something about the porno industry. It’s not glamorous. It’s a horrible industry and should be stopped.

  8. Toma on November 7, 2009 4:00 am

    ^^ What does the porn industry have to do with why he died? Johnny loved being a porno star.

  9. junior on June 4, 2012 8:57 am

    he is beatifull very very beatifull

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