For the eighth year, we pause on World AIDS Day to memorialize friends and colleagues from the gay adult film community taken by HIV/AIDS and related causes over the past thirty-plus years. Please CLICK HERE to visit the World AIDS Day website. Every effort is taken to make sure the 100 or so names and […]

Every year on World AIDS Day, we take a moment to memorialize those members of the gay adult film community taken by HIV/AIDS and related causes over the past thirty-plus years. CLICK HERE to visit the World AIDS Day website. Every effort is taken to make sure the 100 or so names and dates are […]

Breaking News: Obits

October 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Breaking news: Updated: 10/17/15: I’m sorry to break from our self-imposed hiatus with this kind of update, but I’ve been getting word this morning that erotic pioneer Gino Colbert has passed away. However, as yet, there has been no official source or confirmation. As with the news of the legendary Blue Blake‘s passing, I haven’t […]

As we do every year on World AIDS Day, we take a few moments to pay tribute to the male performers and other members of the adult industry community taken by HIV/AIDS and related causes over the past thirty-plus years. CLICK HERE to visit the World AIDS Day website. Listed below is a roll call […]

RIP: Ryan Morrison

February 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Obituary: I’m very sorry to pass along the news that former BoyCrush Studios performer Ryan Morrison has died. My colleague DeWayneinSD first passed along the news this weekend. Mr. Gibson, also known as Ryan Ray Gibson, and whose actual name is Robert Glenn Hucks, was just 20 years old. He had apparently gone missing since […]

In Memoriam: As 2013 winds down, we take a few moments today to memorialize twelve of our colleagues and friends from the adult industry who left us this year. You’ll never be far from our thoughts: * Performer Bobby Williams (November 3). * Publisher Caryn Goldberg (November 1). * Performer-crew member Junior of PapiThugz and […]

As you may know, today is World AIDS Day. It is a tradition here to briefly pay tribute on this day to the male performers and other members of the adult industry community we’ve lost to AIDS and related causes over the past thirty years. CLICK HERE to visit the World AIDS Day website for […]

RIP: Bobby Williams

November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Obits: I’m very sorry to confirm the news that popular skin star Bobby Williams has died. Word began spreading when director Chi Chi LaRue posted a memorial on her Twitter page; I confirmed it today through a newspaper article. He passed early Sunday morning in a car accident, and was just 31 years old. Police […]

RIP: David Thompson

August 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Obits: I received word over the weekend that popular ’90s performer-director David Thompson has died. He passed July 16 in Puerto Vallarta at the age of 48. I heard the news from a mutual friend yesterday and confirmed it with an obituary this morning; no official cause of death has been released, although I’m told […]

RIP: Boris Mateho

August 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Obits: It’s only recently come to my attention that Czech performer and filmmaker Boris Mateho passed away from an apparently accidental shooting on April 11; he was 35 years old. Mr. Mateho, like many Central and Eastern European performers, had more than a dozen noms de porn: often he was just Boris, but there was […]

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 […]

Chris Ward and Michael Lucas are among industry figures mourning the sudden, shocking death of popular performer Wilfried Knight, who took his own life on Sunday, March 10, at age 35. He was Out magazine’s Hottest Porn Star of 2005, the 2010 GayVN Awards winner for Best Performer and a 2011 Grabby Awards recipient for […]

The all-male adult industry is still reeling from yesterday’s shocking news that performer Wilfried Knight has died. Word began spreading quickly yesterday afternoon that the cause of death was suicide, but we had no official confirmation. Today, Michael Mew, a friend of Mr. Knight, provided more details in a statement posted to Queerty: “The last […]

RIP: Wilfried Knight

March 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

Word has been circulating today that performer Wilfried Knight, one of the most popular and notable skin stars of the current era, has died. I spoke today with reps from Lucas Entertainment and others in order to track down the details as we know them. Apparently an email was circulated to his co-workers that mentioned […]

RIP: Arpad Miklos

February 5, 2013 | 11 Comments

Word quickly began spreading this morning via social networking sites, and I am sorry to pass along the crushing news that erotic icon Arpad Miklos, 45, has died of an apparent suicide. Publicist Howard Bragman made the announcement via his YouTube channel in an interview with a friend of Mr. Miklos. I was at rehearsal […]

Director John Rutherford passed along the unhappy news this afternoon that classic COLT Man Karim has died. Celebrated for his rugged good looks and massive frame, the singly named Karim, 52, whose real name was Christian Bouthillette, apparently passed Monday morning at his apartment in Wilton Manors, Florida. The cause of death is pending, but […]

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 […]

In Memoriam: As 2012 finally winds to a close, we take a few moments this morning to memorialize sixteen of our colleagues and friends from the adult industry who left us this year. You’ll always be in our thoughts and prayers: * Performer Josh Weston (December 16). * Producer, director, publisher and industry pioneer Mikal […]

RIP: Josh Weston

December 17, 2012 | 28 Comments

[Edits 1:00, 7:00 p.m.; 12/30/12] Word began spreading quickly via social networking sites, and this morning I spoke to a Falcon Studios rep who confirmed that adult industry legend Josh Weston, 39, died yesterday, December 16. A published obituary lists the cause of death as “septic shock and bacterial endocarditis.” I will update this post […]

RIP: Daddy Zeus

November 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m sorry to pass along the news that legendary kinkmeister and industry founder Daddy Zeus has died. According to several sources, he passed away over the weekend at home in Palm Springs. He was 73 years old. Daddy Zeus, whose name was Mikal Bales, was inducted into the GayVN Awards Hall of Fame 12 years […]

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