johnny-rahm-skyToday would have been performer Johnny Rahm‘s 44th birthday. Ah, what a fantastic performer and a genuinely gifted actor. I was a bit of a starstruck fanboy—he was one of the few porn studs who affected me this way—and had the chance to interview him around 2000 or 2001; to my delight, we became friendly. However, we didn’t speak often and I’m still angry at myself that I didn’t make more of an effort to stay in touch. Johnny took his own life in 2004 and I think of him often. Another fan of his, Brad Walton, decided to memorialize him in an unusual way by writing an epic poem based on Johnny’s life. Mr. Walton interviewed me and utilized some of what I knew about Johnny in the poem. We first ran it back in November 2007, near the anniversary of his death, but I decided to instead remember my friend on his birthday. I’ve said it before, and I still mean it: Johnny, I pray you found the peace and serenity in the afterlife that so cruelly eluded you in this one. Happy birthday. I miss you. CLICK HERE to read the poem, titled “Johnny Rahm at Heaven’s Gate.”
See also:
* “Remembering Johnny Rahm


Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Rob on June 11, 2009 9:34 pm

    lol @ gifted actor..you guys are a trip

  2. DeWayne on June 11, 2009 9:56 pm

    Thanks for posting this JC.

    Johnny was a popular and respected performer and yes Rob an Actor!
    He had a good role in “Hey Tony whats the story” and he was an actor look at his costar in the film and you can tell who was “Acting” vs spinning off the “B Roll”

    Johnny had a very similar Christo-Fundy background,he attended and was Expelled from Bob Jones University for being gay.

    He suffered from Chronic depression, and was in many ways a victim of our callous and indifferent approach to mental health care.

    Caleb Carter would be another.

  3. V.J. on June 11, 2009 10:46 pm

    Very sad!!

  4. ricci on June 12, 2009 12:52 am

    he was my dream boy in those days of yonder and video tape

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