I’ve been getting a lot of emails over the past week or so about the apparent death of performer Nelson Troy. My colleague Jason Sechrest notes a source in West Hollywood City Hall passed along the news. But I haven’t yet been able to find another source to confirm the details, and thus I’ve been reluctant to post anything. But the story has been cycling around the blogosphere and I wanted to at least take note of it. Along those lines, there were several blog reports last night that performer Adam Faust, 38, died in New York City on Wednesday. Again, I haven’t yet confirmed this story. I hate to think it might be true. Mr. Sechrest described Nelson Troy as “(s)tunningly beautiful and a force of nature.” He made just a handful of films in 2009 and ’10 for CockyBoys, Rascal Video and SX Video. The handsome, rugged Mr. Faust, a GayVN Awards nominee, made his erotic debut in 2004 and over the next seven years anchored 50 or so blue movies for a wide variety of studios — All Worlds Video, Dark Alley Media, Dirty Bird Pictures, Hot House Video, Mustang Studios, Rascal Video, Titan Media and others — with a special focus on kink and fetish. My condolences to their family, friends and fans. As soon as I have more details, I’ll pass them along.
[Troy image source; Faust © Falcon Studios.]


13 Comments so far

  1. Mark on August 3, 2012 12:22 pm

    OMG!!! Please say it isn’t true! I heard about Nelson but Adam Faust??!!! What the hell is going on in the industry that they are all dying?!!!

  2. Bernie on August 3, 2012 1:01 pm

    Very sad indeed. They were both great!

  3. shawn islander on August 3, 2012 3:22 pm

    they will be mist ,

  4. Frank on August 3, 2012 7:48 pm

    According to a friend of mine who is friends with Adam’s ex,he spoke to Adam’s dad.Adam had a heart attack at his parents place.Dad found him but could not revive.

  5. Neil on August 3, 2012 9:20 pm

    Sad news indeed. But according to Howard of Fabscout. (Tweet) There were several others who worked in porn passed away. I’m not talking about Erik Rhodes.

  6. Howard on August 4, 2012 2:38 am

    Two heart attacks this year both under 40?

  7. Sinu' on August 4, 2012 5:41 am

    I agree with Mark, there does seem to be a lot of our boys dying these days. All young and so talented and far too early. May they both RIP.

  8. kyle on August 4, 2012 10:10 am

    You have a huge number of “porn stars” in 2012 compared to 1985 thus more quantity. Consider the number not mentioned on this site . We all know the reasons, this is not a healthy industry, it’s money over mental and physical health. People seem so shocked. Yes, they are kind , but overwhelmingly this industry does not support mental and physical health. We glamorize porn.

  9. Buzz on August 5, 2012 3:10 pm
  10. Gerald on August 15, 2012 12:54 pm

    My condolences to their families.

  11. juan on February 7, 2013 4:57 pm

    I hope all is well

  12. wizbang)Fl on November 23, 2018 9:57 pm

    @kyle et.al. To say just the adult entertainment industry is itself support mental illness is really making it seem like the adult industry is worse than other industries around the US. The truth of the matter is, often those who are attracted to the adult industry are already plagued with some form of behavioral issue. However, anyone with a behavioral illness gets no better and actually much more abrasive, critical, and demeaning to those afflicted with these conditions. I say this because I have struggled with depression and anxiety for over 2 decades. Unfortunately, companies look at it as if it can’t be seen it doesn’t exist. Combined with being laid off my job of over 9 years (unsaid but easily seen as being because I was gay) and I went down the rabbit hole for almost 6 months and took another year to climb out of the cave only to have it happen again on September 11, 2013 which would have been my friend and his partners 20th “anniversary” (they had a commitment ceremony 9/1/1991) Bill died in 2001 my friend Rob then died 2 years later committing suicide 9/11/2003 because of the lack of support he got having lost someone so close to them. I had moved to FL the prior January and had planned to visit the first week of September, but my employer would not allow me off work. I got the call that morning and told work I was not going to be able to work. I was told that either I was there or I would be given a final warning. I said I couldn’t stay, I was fired, even though I opened a behavioral health case with our HR dept. The answer was it didn’t matter.

  13. JC Adams on November 24, 2018 8:55 am

    @wizbang — Thank you for sharing your story. I hope things have stabilized for you. It’s true the adult industry needs to do a MUCH better job helping its own, particularly in terms of mental health. But it’s just not true that “often those who are attracted to the adult industry are already plagued with some form of behavioral issue.” There is no research or evidence to support this.


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