I’m sorry to report that retired performer Tanner Hayes has died. The news began circulating last weekend and it took a few days to confirm its veracity. Together with reps from Falcon Studios, we found an obituary that was printed yesterday. Mr. Hayes, 40, passed April 8 in a hospital in Boise, Idaho. The unconfirmed COD was lymphoma. (Note: There is another model who has filmed for SX Video, possibly others, named Tanner Hayez and whose surname is sometimes misspelled “Hayes.”) Chiseled and handsome with an easygoing, unforced masculinity that translated like gangbusters onscreen, Mr. Hayes anchored about 15 titles for All Worlds Video (AWV) and Jocks Studios between 1998 and 2001. They were some sterling titles: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: GLUTTONY and ANIMUS, both directed by Wash West for AWV, were big awards winners and two of the best blue movies the studio ever produced. Mr. Hayes shared a GayVN Award for best threesome for ANIMUS. He also appeared in the excellent JARHEAD, THE FINAL LINK and UNTAMED, among others. For Jocks Studios, he is among the fantastic cast of THE VIOLATION, PARTS 1-2. We’ll pass along more details as they become available. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.
[Image © Falcon Studios.]