Obits: I’m sorry to report the passing of British model Eddie Black, a relative newcomer who filmed for web studio StraightHell.net and was known Stateside for his work with Treasure Island Media (TIM). The U.K.-based director Liam Cole informed TIM’s Max Sohl, who contacted me with the news, noting “Eddie was most definitely a TIM fan-favorite.” Mr. Black, 29, apparently died last July 28, 2009. Few other details have been confirmed as yet. “(H)e was really a pleasure to shoot with,” Mr. Cole wrote on his blog. “His family have chosen not to give out details about his death, but the last time we spoke he sounded cheerful and well and I’m hoping that’s how he spent the rest of his last summer.” His first adult film was also Mr. Cole’s first as director. “We were both excited by the adventure. On his first shoot I paid him with a cheque in an envelope with his ‘porn name’ written neatly on the outside. He told me afterwards that he’d held onto the scrappy envelope as a keepsake of his first step in a new chapter… I love the idea of Eddie keeping that envelope and it’s certainly true that he got a real kick out of making the videos and being seen by others in his prime, doing something he loved.” Eddie Black anchored BAD INFLUENCE (2008) and POUNDED (2009) for TIM. Our condolences to his friends, family and fans.
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