I’m very sorry to pass along the news that prolific adult filmmaker John Bruno has died of an apparent suicide. Reps for Falcon Studios notified the industry yesterday. Mr. Bruno, 45, first came to prominence in 2003 when he founded the independently owned Massive Studio with a focus on bodybuilders. His studio was acquired by Falcon in 2008 and Mr. Bruno became an in-house director for the venerable company. He was prolific with approximately 65 titles to his credit and many, many compilations. He directed for the flagship line as well as Mustang Studios, while the label he founded was re-released as the Men of Massive. Mr. Bruno helmed the popular titles BEST MEN 1-2 with Zeb Atlas, ROMAN’S HOLIDAY starring Roman Heart, ASYLUM featuring Ty Colt, and FLEET WEEK, toplined by the late Erik Rhodes, whose blue-movie career Mr. Bruno nurtured and guided. “I had the privilege of working on nearly every production with John, and I can only speak highly of him, his friendship, his work ethic and his creative abilities,” said Adam Q. Robinson, longtime VP of Production for Falcon. “He was a warm-hearted and caring person who will be greatly missed. It saddens me that he would take his own life, because he gave so much and he had much more to share with this world.” In a statement to the industry, Falcon expressed “sincerest condolences and warm wishes to John’s family, friends and loved ones. He was an extraordinary talent as well as a genuine and caring human being. John, may you rest in peace, and know that we celebrate your life and accomplishments.” CLICK HERE for more photos and updates at Falcon’s official blog.
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