RIP: Tanner Hayes

April 11, 2012 | 11 Comments

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.]


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11 Comments so far

  1. Seaguy on April 11, 2012 9:40 pm

    Sad. Hopefully he is resting in peace now. He sure was a hot fucker.

  2. JasonX on April 11, 2012 9:41 pm

    Sergio Real, Damon Audigier, Roman Ragazzi, Dan Cross, Sean from Corbin Fisher. Now Tanner. Enough, please. RIP, Tanner.

  3. Sinu' on April 12, 2012 6:00 am

    May he RIP.

  4. Mike Donner on April 12, 2012 4:54 pm

    I knew the second he walked through the door for his FIRST TIME TRYER audition with Dean Phoenix that this kid was something very special. That smile and those eyes. True and honest. Rest in peace, dear Tanner. My thoughts and prayer to you and your family.
    With love, Mike

  5. Marc on April 15, 2012 3:49 am

    I have just moved from my house in Ireland to that in France, so not up to speed with news and events … but was blown over that Tanner Hayes has died.

    I moderate a Bio Group about gay porn actors, models, bodybuilders, photographers film makers, and gay film stars and performs of stage and screen, credited from 1970-2000. I wrote a Birthday Greeting to Tanner back in November. I now have to report his death. This is a sad day for me and my group … having fond memories of him and the contribution he made as a gay porn actor and model.

    R.I.P.

    Marc

  6. Manny Espinola on April 15, 2012 6:51 am

    He was unforgettable in Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony. He had that brooding boy next door look that promised hours of wordless and bordering-on-violent physical affection

  7. Gerald on April 17, 2012 10:26 am

    Rest in peace.

  8. Lenard on April 17, 2012 8:58 pm

    Very sad indeed. RIP…..

  9. lori larae adams on October 10, 2012 10:41 am

    Tony/Tanner, was my cousin and he was loved very much, very sad to say knew nothing of his fame or life, but would have love for him to been able to trust that I would have imbraced whatever lifestyle he chose , I cant say for sure but feel he couldnt be open, wish he could have know, he was loved no matter what.!!!! Wish we were closer. If he only knew we all have secerts …. all my love Tony.

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