I’m sorry to pass along the news that performer Alex Stone has died. Word spread via Facebook and Twitter that he had passed Saturday night or Sunday morning, and I confirmed it via the Facebook profile of his partner. I have not, as yet, confirmed the COD; he was 53 years old. Mr. Stone was a familiar face on the ’90s porn scene; he anchored dozens of blue movies with his burly, rugged good looks from 1989 through 1999 or 2000. Many of his scenes are continually repackaged to this day in compilations. I spoke about him with directrix Chi Chi LaRue yesterday; she fondly recalled his generous spirit, and reminded me that Mr. Stone was her very first discovery (check out that August ’89 cover of Advocate Men). He was an affable performer with an unforced charisma that translated perfectly onscreen. He appeared in films for Titan Media — notably an installment of their acclaimed FALLEN ANGEL series — as well as for All Worlds Video, such as LINK 2 LINK in 1998, MY BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND in ’97, and LIP LOCK in ’96, one of my favorite LaRue titles, plus Catalina Video, Falcon Studios, Hot House Video and many more smaller studios that are now gone with the wind: Blade Productions, Cinderfella, Close-Up Productions, Hollywood Sales, InHand Video, Pleasure Productions. Back in 1990, he was among the cast of FOND FOCUS with Joey Stefano. My condolences to his partner, family, friends and fans.
[Left image © Falcon Studios; ‘Advocate Men’ cover via SmutJunkies.]