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Here is a list of the porn performers who have come before us and have since shuffled off this mortal coil. It's kinda sad, but we all gotta go sometime.

If the performer has a filmography in the Internet Adult Film Database there will be a link under their name. Names that are hotlinked have deeper articles attached to them.

Special Thanks to Tim Evanson for most of the gay porn citations and to the readers of alt.sex.movies and rec.arts.movies.erotica for all the other references.

Send corrections, clarifications, additions or deletions to faq@rame.net.

We recommend these sites for further reading. We have some, but not all, of the information from these sites in our list: Charon's Ferry, Ken's Gallery of Deceased Actors

Please note that faq@rame.net is an administrative address and is not intended or provided to be an 'answer-man' for general inquiries or 'do you know what happened to...' questions. We just don't have the time or manpower to answer individual questions; for those answers, we refer you to the exhaustive FAQ. Everything else we know and like can be found elsewhere on the site.

 

_Not Dead
Bambi Woods
[IAFD Listing]
Allegedly Alive N/A "Bambi" allegedly gave an interview to YesButNoButYes.com
CJ Laing
[IAFD Listing]
N/A C.J Laing is alive and well, currently residing in the Bay Area...She looks as good if not better than she did before she "died"... please remove her from your list as she still has a pulse :)...
Kevin Dean
[IAFD Listing]
Rumor N/A Not dead, as has been claimed on the Rad Video forums.
Tiffany Mynx
[IAFD Listing]
Rumor N/A Not dead; just a movie title.
Joey Morgan
[IAFD Listing]
Not dead "I "retired" from the industry some time ago in the early 90's to persue a career in Pharmaceuticals,.. Latley I have been getting back in touch with all the folks and everyone has me listed as being Dead. The local Miami Gay Rag even said I was dead some time ago as a friend of mine said,... I called CHi CHi and she wsa shocked and also thought I was dead. While I Did battle a long year of chemo and radiation last year due to Hodgkins Lymphoma,. I am alive and kicking,.. SOmewhere somehow the rumor has spread. I thought maybe you might be interested in adding me to your rumors list"
Tamara Lee
[IAFD Listing]
Rumored We have no confirmation of the death of Tamara Lee. Excalibur is the only source listing her as dead; so while some may consider that a "scoop" no one else has been able to verify it and run with it, so we remain skeptical.
Holly Landers
[IAFD Listing]
FAKED: Car crash FAKED: Story devised to allow clean exit from industry. She has returned to the industry at January 2009 AEE. Holly Landers was killed on New Years Day, 2003 after a collision with a drunk driver just outside San Jose, Costa Rica. AVN Obit
Meghan Chavalier
[IAFD Listing]
Still kickin, tho living in Indiana "I just wanted to send an email because I keep hearing from people who think I've died in a car accident. I am not dead, although I do live in Indiana haha. Anyway, thanks if you post it for my fans."

 

_Unsure
Desire Bastareaud
[IAFD Listing]
25 February 2005  
Eric Ryan
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown  

 

Accidental
Sheeba Starr
[IAFD Listing]
Involved in a head on collision with another driver 17 April 2013 Cobb County Police have identified the two drivers who died in a crash on Wednesday morning in Austell as 29-year-old Chrystina L. Stanford, of Roswell, and 41-year-old Gary V. Sheppard, of Marietta.A police officer was attempting to stop Stanford, who was driving a silver 2005 Acura TL, on Pontiac Circle for a traffic violation. However, Stanford allegedly sped away. While driving on the wrong side of Maxham Road to elude police, the fleeing motorist collided head-on with a 2000 Gold Acura 3.5RL driven by Sheppard. The investigation is ongoing and no charges are expected to be filed in the case, police said. - http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/county-by-county-news-for-friday/nXQZN/
Boris Mateho
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental shooting 11 April 2013 He debuted as a model 1996 and became a Director, chief photographer and Shoot schedule in the recent years.
Bobby Williams
[IAFD Listing]
Single car accident 03 November 2013 Queerty: "Authorities say Williams was the driver and lone occupant of the car when he apparently lost control and crashed around 1 a.m. The vehicle is believed to have veered off the right side of the road, slid sideways, hit the guardrail, launched over it and sheared a utility pole before landing upside down in a tree."
Dick Tracy
[IAFD Listing]
Died during a police arrest 16 October 2013 But early on the morning of October 16, Santa Rosa police responded to a call at an apartment complex where Augustin, naked in a back room, would die within the hour. He was alleged to have held hostage one man and threatened another. Augustin went unconscious during the struggle with police, who restrained him with handcuffs and a maximum restraint cord, according to Santa Rose Sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary. Paramedics were called to the scene and the restraints were removed, but Augustin was pronounced dead 30 minutes later, according to a story on PressDemocrat.com. A preliminary toxicology report showed Augustin’s urine tested positive for methamphetamine.
Jessica Dee
[IAFD Listing]
car crash in Cocorite, Trinidad and Tobago. 29 June 2012  
Robert Elephante
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental Electrocution 25 May 2011 During a storm in the Dallas area, he was found near some downed power lines.
Echo Valley
[IAFD Listing]
Car crash 21 May 2011 She was killed as she was turning into a bar when her small Pontiac was rear-ended by a pickup. She was ejected from her car and died at the scene. She only wore a lap belt, as a shoulder belt was uncomfortable across her giant breasts. Fox News, San Antonio news story
Ricky Hawke
[IAFD Listing]
Carbon Monoxide poisoning 22 January 2010 Randy passed away last week after falling asleep in a confined space and was subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning. He was 22 years of age.
Anne Castro
[IAFD Listing]
Car accident 09 August 2009 According to Jazz Duro (via Chris Streams on ADT), Anny perished in a car accident.
Erica Boyer
[IAFD Listing]
Traffic Accident 31 December 2009 Erica Boyer was reportedly struck by a car driven by an off-duty policement near her home in Panama Beach, Florida. She was 53. AVN Obit
Dustin Michaels
[IAFD Listing]
Died while being arrested by police in Bay County, FL. He attempted to conceal a bag of marijuana and suffocated on it during arrest. 12 December 2009 Huffington Post: In March of 2010, a YouTube video showed male-on-male porn star Dustin Michaels choking to death while surrounded by stun-gun-happy cops. In the video, Michaels first appears to be resisting arrest, but the scene shifts dramatically when it becomes clear Michaels is suffocating. After a few more shocks, the officers finally realize this one man is no threat and is actually in dire need of assistance and they try the Heimlich. Michaels is eventually pronounced dead... but the cause? A coroner ruled that he choked on a bag of marijuana he was trying to conceal from the cops.
Mark West
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental drowning in Hawaii. 01 May 2008 Popular, ruggedly handsome star active between 1992 and 1996.
Anna Alexandre
[IAFD Listing]
Car wreck 22 February 2007 Born Jeffery Bryan Schley, he was a standout in the Jacksonville area gay,. Lesbian and transgedered community as the woman he became, Anna Alexandre.
Sheridan
[IAFD Listing]
Car Accident 20 December 2006 Eromaxx Blog: December 20, right after party shoot, only twenty years old model Sheridan died tragically in a car accident on D1 Czech national freeway on the way home.
Anna Malle
[IAFD Listing]
Car accident 25 January 2006 According to Luke Ford: "Anna's husband Hank is fine. He wasn't in the accident, which was not alcohol related and Anna was not driving."
Julie Robbins
[IAFD Listing]
Car Crash 22 September 2005 Luke Ford reports: "[Julie] was involved in a car accident in her hometown on 9/22 around 2:15p.m ET. [Julie] was alone so her daughter, thankfully, was not in her vehicle. I'm sorry to tell you this but [Julie]'s car burst into flames as her vehicle hit a telephone pole. It is my belief that she may have fallen asleep. Many, many witnesses to the accident tried in vain to get her out of the vehicle but the heat was too intense. [Julie], God bless her, was burned over 95% of her body. She was alive when they were finally able to get her out of the car and airlifted her to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. [Julie] passed on 9/22 @ 11p.m. with her family surrounding her. [Julie] will be laid to rest on Sunday, September 25th in Lexington, NC."
Livia Choice
[IAFD Listing]
Car accident 09 June 2005 Popular German actress. Obit article is in German. (German fetish model Livia Choice is dead. She died in a fatal car crash on June 9th on her way to BoundCon II.)
Britney Madison
[IAFD Listing]
Car Crash 30 April 2005 Madison (Real Name: Stacey Pfeiffer) was killed along with her boyfriend in a car crash in Las Vegas.
Jasmine Grey Car Crash 10 December 2005 According to the Akron Beacon-Journal, at about 2 AM on Saturday the 10th, Jasmine Grey was driving a car which went off the side of the road, slid through a snow-filled ditch and struck a tree. (Memorial at: Glamourcon)
François Girard Electricuted 2002 According to Falconstudios.com: The composer died as a result of an accidental electrical shock caused by faulty recording equipment.
Linda Lovelace
[IAFD Listing]
Car accident 22 April 2002 [Lovelace] was taken to Denver Health Medical Center with massive trauma and internal injuries after the April 3 automobile accident, hospital spokeswoman Sara Spaulding said. She was taken off life support Monday, Spaulding said.
Teri Diver
[IAFD Listing]
OD 02 January 2001 "She had apparently taken too much of her headache medicine," Ren Savant [her husband] told AVN
Veronica Blue Car accident 22 June 2000 She was a bondage perfomrer.
Alexandre
[IAFD Listing]
He and his girlfriend died due to an accidental gas intoxication. 04 January 2000  
Kalman
[IAFD Listing]
02 August 1999 Kalman Njiri died tragically in a single vehicle accident while leaving a pub in Hungary late at night in the summer of 1999.
Kim Kitaine
[IAFD Listing]
Drowned 01 April 1999 aka Kim Bailey
Dave Chandler
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental Head Injury, whilst on Valium 05 March 1999 From Tim: Dave Chandler, R.I.P.: (aka Dave Kemple). Chandler was a newcomer to the industry, having just completed his first film for Studio 2000, titled "Night Riders." According to the Associated Press and local papers, Chandler was found dead in his home in Las Vegas on Friday, March 5th. Cause of death is unknown. His parents claimed the body, and took him home to Utah, said Chandler's agent, Peter Scott. Chandler was a property manager in his private life. He leaves behind a lover of 8 years. I'm not sure what Chandler died from, but a memory fragment in my mind says it was a heart attack.
Tiffany Rose
[IAFD Listing]
Car crash 1998  
Krysti Lynn
[IAFD Listing]
auto accident 07 December 1995 Tribute page at http://www.krystilynn.com
Tommy Wilde
[IAFD Listing]
Auto accident 01 April 1994  
Joey Stefano
[IAFD Listing]
Drug Overdose, HIV Positive 21 November 1994 aka Nicholas Anthony Iacona Jr.
Tom Farrell
[IAFD Listing]
Hit and run as he urinated by a road at night 02 September 1993  
Michel Ricaud
[IAFD Listing]
Drowning 28 June 1993 French director Michel Ricaud drowned after falling off a rock into the Indian Ocean in the Seychelles. He was shooting Club Private in the Seychelles.
Leo Ford
[IAFD Listing]
Motorcycle accident, hit by truck 15 July 1991  
LeoFord
[IAFD Listing]
Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident 17 July 1991 He died at the age of 34, a few days after being hit by a car while on a motorcycle with his lover, Craig Markle, who survived.
Laurien Wilde
[IAFD Listing]
Auto Accident 1984 A Bobby Hollander discovery only did a few films. a/k/a Tina Ross
Dick Fisk
[IAFD Listing]
car crash 31 October 1983 Thanks to LEGENDS website for the heads up.
Bob Blount
[IAFD Listing]
motorcycle accident 06 September 1979 appeared in a number of gay porn flicks, including L.A. Tool & Die and Inches
Michael Findlay
[IAFD Listing]
Killed in a helicopter accident. 16 May 1977  
Sandy Dempsey
[IAFD Listing]
Boating Accident 24 May 1975 A fan writes: "She reportedly died in a boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico in 1975, as per Candy Samples' column in a late 1990's issue of JUGGS"
Marc Radcliffe
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental drowning in his bathtub Unknown He may have drowned because he was on drugs at the time and passed out in the water

 

AIDS
Ronnie Shark
[IAFD Listing]
Exact date unknown 23 October 2014 Exact date unknown
Keith Griffith
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer and Aids 18 September 2012 Founder of gay site Cruisingforsex.com
Josh Weston
[IAFD Listing]
Complications due to HIV 16 December 2012 Josh Weston started his career with Falcon in 2001 and later worked for various bareback studios. He was one of the iconic performers from his decade.
Allan Gassman
[IAFD Listing]
12 April 2010 "'He wound up working against a drug he himself was secretly addicted to, and got found out, and returned to New York to die there, it is believed, of the combined effect of drugs and AIDS,' Patrick told GAYVN.com." - AVN.com
Craven Cox
[IAFD Listing]
Illness associated with complications of HIV 09 March 2010  
Satiny Miranda
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 11 October 2009 Brazilian transsexual star
Tom Howard
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 27 February 2007 JC Adams: Our condolences to the COLT Studio Group on the loss of classic COLT Man Tom Howard, who died February 27 from AIDS. His partner David was at his side and notified COLT of the news.
Joe Romero
[IAFD Listing]
Complications from HIV 30 October 2007 JC Adams: Gay Porn Times has confirmed the death of performer-activist-musician Joe Romero. He died October 30 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mr. Romero’s partner, who notified the industry of his passing, told me he passed of “HIV complications; his body just couldn’t handle everything.”
Kristian Brooks
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 01 September 2006 From JC Adams: "He passed from AIDS at a hospice in Colorado, according to a family friend. He was 35 years old. ... On a personal note, I worked with Kristian Brooks and got to know him on the set of DREAM TEAM. He was talkative, bright and always had an anecdote related to his sexcapades that had the cast and crew in stitches. That's how I'll remember him."
Brandy Dalton AIDS 04 August 2006 From JC Adams: Mr. Dalton in the 1980s began performing with his boyfriend Robert Woods, eventually forming the techno/electronica band Drance; Mr. Woods passed from AIDS in 1995. Together and separately, Mr. Dalton and Drance won numerous awards scoring many of gay adult's classic films, notably the acclaimed FALLEN ANGEL series for Titan Media, as well as many titles for MSR Videos, including the PROWL series.
Surama Valencia
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 2006 Grooby.com: Surama Valença a well know Brazilian transsexual model, died of complications due to AIDS in 2006.
Johnny Rey
[IAFD Listing]
Testicular Cancer and "advanced AIDS" 18 January 2006 The Adams Report: I was able to confirm that week that performer and director Johnny Rey died on January 18th at just 42 years of age. Cancer and various illnesses related to AIDS was the cause. At the time of his death he was living with his family in Pomona, California and they were with him at the time of his death. Mr. Rey's ex-boyfriend Dino Phillips was able to visit with him prior to his passing, and confirmed some of these details.
Terry Mahaffey AIDS 30 October 2005 JC Adams: president of gay powerhouse Falcon Studios: Died 10/30/05, AIDS.
Troy Steele
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 26 September 2005 Gay performer/AIDS activist
Karen Dior
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS complications (cirrhosis of the liver) 25 August 2004 (Real name Geoffrey Gann, changed real name to Geoffrey Karen Dior). Performer and director.
Mason Flynt
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 04 January 2002  
Brett Ford
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS/HIV-related complications 25 December 2001  
Ron Pearson
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 10 December 2001  
Chuck Holmes AIDS/HIV-related complications 09 September 2000 Founded Falcon Studios
Lisa Melendez
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 01 September 1999  
Sparky O'Toole
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 01 August 1999 aka Donald Keith Paton, shared the wrong needle.
Scott O'Hara
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS, lymphoma 18 February 1998 A friend of Scott's has set up a web site in his memory: Pammie's Celebration Of Scott's Life
Kurt Houston
[IAFD Listing]
Liver failure 23 August 1997 Hepatitis related
Bob Shane
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 01 July 1997  
Chet Thomas
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 23 March 1997  
Ricky Rhodes
[IAFD Listing]
25 October 1997  
Richard Locke
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 25 September 1996 aka Richard Holt Locke
Steve Kennedy
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1995-97 aka Luke Bender, Scott Plaisance; Exact date of death unknown
Eric Stone
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 24 December 1996 aka Roger John Zellner
Brad Braverman
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 10 January 1996  
Ben Barker
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 28 September 1995  
Lon Flexx
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 15 September 1995  
Pierce Daniels
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 08 July 1995  
Jon King
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 08 March 1995 a/k/a/ Jon Gaines
Chris Burns
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 26 February 1995 aka Danny Joe Burns
Jason Steele
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 25 February 1995  
Melchor Diaz
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1995 "Starred in a number of films including Dynastud. He was a great guy with a big heart, often taking in lost souls he met on the street. I lost touch, and only discovered his death upon contacting his family to find out where he was. Thanks for the ability to contribute to his memory". - DougeeBear
Kip Tyler
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1995 "A good friend of mine, Kip Tyler, passed away from AIDS in 1995. His real name was Jack Hawkins and ran in Radical Faerie circles as Billie Jack. His videos included Heat, Rings, Manscape I and II, Boys Will Be Boys, and 976. Kip/Jack was active in the gay community, volunteering with the Pasadena City College GLSU and Christopher Street West as well as other organizations." - E. Pruitt
Joe Simmons
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS complications 02 October 1995  
Glenn Steers
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 17 September 1994 aka Rick Sommers
Ed Dinakos
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 06 July 1994 Colt model, star of Muscle Ranch; aka Michael Harris Glassman
Jeff Lawrence
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 31 July 1994  
Brad Peters
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 31 May 1994 aka Jeffrey Garrison Woodward
Jeremy Scott
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 28 May 1994 aka Troy Andrew Myers
Craig Markle AIDS 1994  
Morelle DeKeigh
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1994 pre-op transsexual
Scott Taylor
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 22 December 1994 aka Scott Taylor Hampton
Zeff Ryan
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 01 January 1994 AKA Jeff Ryan
Clint Lockner
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 17 June 1993  
Luc Colton
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 18 May 1993  
Lei Lani
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1993 She-male star; verified AIDS death. Haron Masters wrote "I was friends with Rick Donovan, who was her lover, and was directly involved during the last 6 months of her life. For historical accuracy she did indeed die of AIDS. She was cremated and her ashes were spread up at the Russian River."
Paul Pellettieri AIDS 01 October 1993  
Tyler Regan
[IAFD Listing]
Valley fever 01 October 1993  
Scott Bond
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS complications 29 October 1993  
Keith Ardent
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 09 September 1992  
Jake Corbin
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 27 September 1992 aka John M Aveno
Al Parker
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 17 August 1992 aka Robert Okun Drew
Glenn Dime AIDS 12 August 1992  
Roy Garret
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 03 April 1992  
Tim Kramer
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 15 April 1992 aka Douglas Murrell Cooper
Lucky Luc
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 02 March 1992  
Chris Williams
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 11 September 1991 aka Todd Dunning Bart
Darryl Weld
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 24 July 1991  
Lee Ryder
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 10 July 1991 Died from AIDS complications
Lance
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 26 May 1991 aka David Alan Reis
Christopher Rage
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 24 April 1991 aka Frederick Mongue
Frank Vickers
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 24 February 1991 AKA Roger Koch
Bill Harrison
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 18 October 1991  
Chuck Vincent
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 23 September 1991 Popular film director
Keith Anthoni
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 22 July 1991 Died on July 22 1991 in Marshfiled, Wisconsin from AIDS complications
Nick Elliot AIDS 02 September 1990 renowned cinematographer
Steve Craig
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 13 September 1990 aka George Joseph Dufour
Steven Craig
[IAFD Listing]
13 September 1990  
Tony Bravo
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 25 July 1990 aka Michael Pietri
Bill Henson
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1990  
Chris Ladd
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 14 November 1990 aka Darwin Lee Moehle
Johnny Dawes
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 25 July 1989 aka Brian Lee
Jesse Koehler
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 17 July 1989 Obituary in 'Manshots' February 1990 Issue
Philip Wagner
[IAFD Listing]
20 June 1989 Obituary in 'Manshots' December 1989 Issue
Luke
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 20 June 1989 aka Phillip Wagner
Marc Stevens
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1989 Per Patrick Riley: "[Drug theory snipped], however I have two other sources who say the cause was AIDS and I believe the latter two."
Rydar Hanson
[IAFD Listing]
18 October 1989 Obituary in 'Manshots' May 1990 Issue.
John Holmes
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac arrest, encephalitis and AIDS 13 March 1988  
Eric Stryker
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 19 February 1988 Colt model Noel Kemp ("Not Just Friends", "Easy Entry", "Good Hot Stuff", "Wrestling Meat 2", "Bore 'N Stroke") died of KS in the early 80's. Just prior to his death he marched in the Christopher Street West parade in West Hollywood wearing shorts & a tank top. It was one of the first times a person with KS marched publicly in LA showing the symptoms of his disease. aka AKA Michael John Saunders, but originally Michael Skrzypcak
Jim Moore
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 28 November 1988 a/k/a Ken Joseph Savoie
Kyle Hazzard
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 16 January 1988 aka Edward Izzo
Casey Donovan
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 10 August 1987 aka John Calvin Culver
Arthur Bressan Jr.
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 29 July 1987  
Paul Vatelli
[IAFD Listing]
Complications from AIDS 09 August 1986  
Beau Matthews
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 20 July 1986 aka Matthew Polchert Congelosi
J.W. King
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 05 December 1986 aka James Waldrop
Mike Davis
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 19 January 1986 Former Colt model and porn star Mike Davis's real name was Winn Strickland and he died of AIDS in "the early months of 1986", according to a biography of another gay porn star, Al Parker: "Clone: The Life and Legacy of Al Parker, Gay Superstar" by Roger Edmonson (Alyson Books: New York, 2000), page 169
Val Martin
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 13 April 1985  
Joey Yale
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS 1984-85  
David Rockmore
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Early 1990s  
Jim Ed Thompson
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Unknown  
Jaap Penrat AIDS Unknown  
Dave Connors
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Unknown  
Nick Rogers
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Unknown  
Marco Vassi AIDS Unknown Gloria Leonard wrote "essentially a writer-journalist, Marco Vassi did the occasional porn film and was one of the most interesting, colorful characters I ever knew, in or out of the adult industry"
Lee Richards
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Unknown  
Ken Diamond
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Unknown  
Thom Katt
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Unknown The original Thom Katt, who appeared in such films as CULT OF MANHOOD and SHOW IT HARD; there's another Thom Katt -- this ain't him.
Steve Loignon AIDS Unknown  
Steve Taylor
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Unknown  
Gordon Grant
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS Early 90s  

 

Combo1
Jacques Gatteau
[IAFD Listing]
27 July 2008  
Lilli Carati
[IAFD Listing]
20 October 2014  
Nin Heart
[IAFD Listing]
23 September 2013  
Jarod Diamond
[IAFD Listing]
08 August 2013  
Paul Bisciglia
[IAFD Listing]
18 April 2013  
Dan Steele
[IAFD Listing]
04 October 2013  
Cheryl Smith
[IAFD Listing]
25 October 2002  
Zozimo Bulbul
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 24 January 2013  
Zebedy Colt
[IAFD Listing]
29 May 2004  
Mojo
[IAFD Listing]
25 February 2012  
John Doo
[IAFD Listing]
02 February 2012  
Riccardo Schicchi
[IAFD Listing]
09 December 2012  
Jose Benazeraf
[IAFD Listing]
01 December 2012  
Alliyah Yi
[IAFD Listing]
20 October 2012  
Tallie Cochrane
[IAFD Listing]
21 May 2011  
Marion Eaton
[IAFD Listing]
06 April 2011  
Bob Asklof
[IAFD Listing]
21 April 2011  
Olivier Mathot
[IAFD Listing]
27 December 2011  
Danielle
[IAFD Listing]
30 November 2011  
Alan Fontaine
[IAFD Listing]
04 January 2011  
Mara Manzan
[IAFD Listing]
Lung cancer 13 November 2009  
Ray Dennis Steckler
[IAFD Listing]
07 January 2009  
Jean Clark
[IAFD Listing]
11 January 2009  
Felipe Levy
[IAFD Listing]
09 July 2008  
Harold Lime
[IAFD Listing]
08 July 2008  
Harold Lime
[IAFD Listing]
08 July 2008  
Jean-Louis Tristan
[IAFD Listing]
19 July 2008  
Adam Wilde
[IAFD Listing]
04 June 2008  
Pedro de Lara
[IAFD Listing]
13 September 2007  
Raffaele Rossi
[IAFD Listing]
27 October 2007  
Hans Rolly
[IAFD Listing]
Lung cancer 13 December 2006  
Hans Rolly
[IAFD Listing]
Lung cancer 13 December 2006  
Batisti
[IAFD Listing]
10 December 2006  
Steven Apostolof
[IAFD Listing]
14 August 2005  
Kate Mundt
[IAFD Listing]
05 May 2004  
Zebedy Colt
[IAFD Listing]
29 May 2004  
Claudio Portioli
[IAFD Listing]
15 May 2004  
Roberto Mauro
[IAFD Listing]
29 April 2004  
Sergio Hingst
[IAFD Listing]
07 November 2004  
Kitty Yung
[IAFD Listing]
20 November 2004  
Else Petersen
[IAFD Listing]
28 August 2002  
Francis Leroi
[IAFD Listing]
21 March 2002  
Cami Graham
[IAFD Listing]
08 December 2002  
Peter Balakoff
[IAFD Listing]
29 October 2000  
Rony Cocegas
[IAFD Listing]
25 July 1999  
Alberto Cavallone
[IAFD Listing]
12 November 1997  
Edgard Franco
[IAFD Listing]
20 May 1996  
Jean Garrett
[IAFD Listing]
21 April 1996  
Jean Garrett
[IAFD Listing]
21 April 1996  
Robert Le Ray
[IAFD Listing]
10 February 1996  
Delania Raffino
[IAFD Listing]
15 April 1995  
Rudy Lenoir
[IAFD Listing]
23 November 1995  
Jacques Marbeuf
[IAFD Listing]
14 July 1993  
Oswaldo Cirillo
[IAFD Listing]
HIV related complications.  
Ivete Bonfa
[IAFD Listing]
28 March 1991  
Reggie Nalder
[IAFD Listing]
19 November 1991  
Pierre Danny
[IAFD Listing]
09 May 1989  
Bonnie Holiday
[IAFD Listing]
15 November 1988  
Ody Fraga
[IAFD Listing]
04 September 1987  
Ana Mauri
[IAFD Listing]
10 March 1985  
Bodil Joensen
[IAFD Listing]
03 January 1985  
Max Montavon
[IAFD Listing]
22 September 1983  
Willy Rozier
[IAFD Listing]
29 May 1983  
Jack Teague
[IAFD Listing]
25 April 1983  
Ed Wood Jr.
[IAFD Listing]
10 December 1978  
Ed Wood Jr.
[IAFD Listing]
10 December 1978  

 

Medical
Lauren Brice
[IAFD Listing]
Liver failure 03 July 2015 We received word (and proof) from Lauren's fiancee that she passed on July 3, 2015 - natural causes due to liver failure.
Deshaun Hayes
[IAFD Listing]
complications of liver disease 07 March 2015  
Lasse Braun
[IAFD Listing]
Lasse Braun died in his home city of Rome, Italy, of complications from diabetes. He was 78. 16 February 2015 dult industry pioneer Lasse Braun died this morning in his home city of Rome, Italy, of complications from diabetes. He was 78. Braun's son, director Axel Braun, reported the news of his passing, telling AVN his father fell some hours ago and was taken to the hospital, where "he was in and out of consciousness for a little bit, and then he went to sleep and didn't wake up." The elder Braun was working of late on a new book.
Christian Mann
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Bile duct/pancreatic cancer 30 July 2014 XBIZ: Christian Mann, the general manager at Evil Angel, longtime board member of the Free Speech Coalition and beloved adult industry leader, died Wednesday evening after a long bout with cancer. Mann had been ill since January 2013, when he first was diagnosed with bile duct/pancreatic cancer. He fought the disease all the way through this month, when his wife Melissa indicated that he made the decision to engage hospice care after his body was not responding to the most recent series of treatments.
Billy Glide
[IAFD Listing]
Bitten by a snake and chose not to seek medical attention for the bite. 24 May 2014 According to longtime friend and fellow performer Alana Evans, who heard the news from another close acquaintance, he was bitten by a snake while helping a friend move and chose not to seek medical attention for the bite.
Gloria Leonard
[IAFD Listing]
Brief Illness 03 February 2014 Robin Leonardi communicated to Veronica Vera the sad news that her mom, our beloved Gloria Leonard had passed on Feb 3, 2014 . Gloria passed with her daughter by her side. Robin's message: "She's passed. Wish her well on her journey." RIP, Dear Gloria. (The Post misspelled her birthname, it's "Gale" and Leonardi was the name of her second husband, it wasn't the name she was born with.)
Heather Joy
[IAFD Listing]
Pneumonia 16 October 2014 Close friend and fellow performer Gabriella Paltrova told AVN, "Heather Joy was a dear loving friend of mine. She was battling this sickness for a month, had multiple organ failure -- lungs, kidneys and her liver -- she got better after some treatment but it came back and her body just couldn't fight it anymore. "She was a very smart, young, sassy, beautiful, loving person," Paltrova continued. "I am blessed to have met her and [have her] be a huge influence in my journey. R.I.P. Heather Joy." In addition to performing in a handful of titles for studios including Hustler Video, Immoral Productions and Jules Jordan Video, Joy modeled for Suicide Girls under the name Dot.
Antonio Passolini
[IAFD Listing]
Passed away in his sleep 26 January 2014 Before joining AVN in 2005, Lovett had made a name for himself -- the name Antonio Passolini, in fact, as well as Nigel Crinch-Gibbons, Johnny Jump-Up and Veronica Cinq-Mars among others -- as a director of adult and cult films. In the mid-1980s he took over as head of production for VCA Pictures, where he produced and directed many of his films.
Antonio Passolini
[IAFD Listing]
Passed away in his sleep 26 January 2014 Before joining AVN in 2005, Lovett had made a name for himself -- the name Antonio Passolini, in fact, as well as Nigel Crinch-Gibbons, Johnny Jump-Up and Veronica Cinq-Mars among others -- as a director of adult and cult films. In the mid-1980s he took over as head of production for VCA Pictures, where he produced and directed many of his films.
Toby Dammit
[IAFD Listing]
Toby was found dead in his apartment 01 January 2014 per Mike South: "Another dear friend of Tony’s who is with the family this morning asked if I would update his friends with some information about his passing to prevent any misunderstandings. Tony suffered from a pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that started in his leg and circulated up to his lungs. He passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day at 10:07pm sitting in his chair at his residence watching TV. I, like so many others, am deeply saddened by the loss that we all share of our dear friend Tony, but am assured that we will be comforted by our fond memories and our love which will remain very much alive. "
Mike Feline
[IAFD Listing]
Porn Star/Director Mike Feilen AKA Ronald Feilen has passed away on Aug 30, 2013 in Casa Grande, Arizona from cancer. 30 August 2013  
Alicia Tyler
[IAFD Listing]
Had stomach issues and asthma. 11 August 2013  
David Thompson
[IAFD Listing]
Possible Liver Failure 16 July 2013 He was is in mostly small budget movies as he was a dependable performer and was able to deliver. Later in his career he became a director.
Jesus Franco
[IAFD Listing]
Stroke 02 April 2013  
Hans Avluv
[IAFD Listing]
Suffered an aortic aneurysm, or ruptured artery below his heart, 26 March 2013 Hans Avluv, the husband of adult performer Veronica Avluv, passed away suddenly Tuesday at the age of 53.
Harry Reems
[IAFD Listing]
Pancreatic cancer 19 March 2013 From Don Schenk (3/19/13): "A few years ago Harry's health began to deteriorate due to peripheral neuropathy and emphysema, forcing him to retired from real estate. This past summer he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which the doctors discovered during a routine test for something else, and Harry went through months of chemo and radiation treatments. On March 5th, Harry entered the VA Hospital due to jaundice. His liver was failing. Next his kidneys began to fail as his body started to shut down. My wife and I have been driving from Park City down to the Salt Lake City VA Hospital to visit with Harry and Jeannie every afternoon. Harry slipped into a coma 4 days ago, and passed this afternoon. "
Bobby Rinaldi
[IAFD Listing]
Passed away in his sleep 01 February 2013  
Al Goldstein
[IAFD Listing]
Renal failure 12 December 2013 Al Goldstein, the scabrous publisher whose Screw magazine pushed hard-core pornography into the cultural mainstream, died on Thursday at a nursing home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. He was 77.
Fred J. Lincoln
[IAFD Listing]
16 January 2013  
Fred J. Lincoln
[IAFD Listing]
16 January 2013  
Leo Bramm
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 06 August 2010  
Drew Warner
[IAFD Listing]
27 August 2012 Owner of 'Sports & REcreation' and more recently a travel agency that provided travelers with assistance with their travel arrangements.
Dak King Stage 4 Lung Cancer 23 August 2012 Well known gay porn writer, producer, editor, cameraman, agent
Hollie Stevens
[IAFD Listing]
Hollie succumbed to breast cancer which had spread to her liver, bones and brain. 03 July 2012 From Robert Rhine, Publisher/Deaditor-in-Chief of Girls and Corpses Magazine, writing over at AINews: "Update: Hollie was released from the cancer ward last week (her choice) and went home to a new apartment with a new husband who she married in the hospital. All radiation and chemo have been stopped and she has hospice care for her final days. She is in great pain at times but Hollie always wants to do things her own way. She sleeps most of the day and is surrounded by wonderful nurses and friends who love her as I do and will, forever."
Erik Rhodes
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack in his sleep. 13 June 2012 Erik Rhodes (born James Elliott Naughtin) died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack that may have had something to do with his use of steroids, says Towleroad. He was 30 years old.
Tanner Hayes
[IAFD Listing]
Possibly Lymphoma 08 April 2012 Passed away at age 40. He filmed mostly for Allworlds and a couple for Falcon.
Ember
[IAFD Listing]
After a brief illness 19 April 2012 News of her passing was first posted on ALS Director's Blog on alsscans.com and alsangels.com. ALS posted an obituary from the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Sledge Hammer
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac arrest after being tasered by the police 13 April 2012  
Dan Cross
[IAFD Listing]
Lung Cancer 03 March 2012 He was behind the scenes for AllWorlds since almost the beginning. He was 65 when he passed away.
Dan Cross
[IAFD Listing]
Lung Cancer 03 March 2012 He was behind the scenes for AllWorlds since almost the beginning. He was 65 when he passed away.
Lina Romay
[IAFD Listing]
Died of cancer on February 15. She was 57. 15 February 2012  
Riccardo Schicchi
[IAFD Listing]
Diabetes mellitus 09 December 2012  
Debora Prat
[IAFD Listing]
28 November 2012  
Mac Ahlberg
[IAFD Listing]
Congestive heart failure; he was 81 26 October 2012 Variety: Swedish-born cinematographer and director Mac Ahlberg, who worked in both low-budget genre films and high-budget studio fare such as "Beverly Hills Cop III," died on Oct. 26 of complications from congestive heart failure in Cupra Maritima, Italy. He was 81.
Kirdy Stevens
[IAFD Listing]
Died of pneumonia at the age of 92 20 October 2012 AVN: Kirdy Stevens, one of the pioneers of the adult industry in Los Angeles, died of pneumonia on October 20 at the age of 92. Although he made just 14 feature films during a career in pornography that lasted more than 25 years, several -- especially his Taboo series, of which he directed five volumes -- remain among the best-selling adult movies of all time.
Sergio Real
[IAFD Listing]
liver cancer 21 January 2012  
Barbara Bellucci
[IAFD Listing]
Complications related to pneumonia 13 August 2011  
Jean Afrique
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 29 July 2011  
Leticia Vlasak
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 01 March 2011  
~Jane Waters
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 01 October 2011 Jane Waters was the nom de porn for cinematographer John Keeler.
Sexy Cora
[IAFD Listing]
20 January 2011 The German porn actress Sexy Cora shot web content, mainly for her own homepage. In January 2011 she wanted to undergo her sixth breast augmentation, to enlarge her F to a G cup. Shortly after the surgery in a private clinic began Cora suffered a cardiac arrest, lasting 15 minutes in which her brain wasn't supplied with oxygen. An emergency physician brought her to the university hospital where she was placed in an artificial coma and died nine days later. The public prosecution department of Hamburg investigates if Cora became a victim of negligent homicide and initiated an autopsy.
John Summers
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 21 August 2010 "It is impossible to say anything about Vaughn without using the word elegant." - Kevin Clarke
Kawanna Di Prado
[IAFD Listing]
Kidney and or surgical issues 03 June 2010  
Ami Jordan
[IAFD Listing]
Passed in her sleep. 11 June 2010 via LukeIsBack: "... I also recieved a link to her memorial service which appears to be posted by a funeral home. (Thanks L & C for info) So sadly I report that 19 year old Ami Jordan has passed away in her sleep. No cause of death is being reported. One of her friends is telling me that there were no drugs found in her system, but truthfully, since it usually takes weeks to get those kind of results, I question that statement."
Phashon
[IAFD Listing]
Diabetes Complications 12 May 2010 In addition to his stint directing porn, Phashon was a dancer on Soul Train, reports AVN.
Joe Sarno
[IAFD Listing]
Died from a fall following a long illness 26 April 2010 A pioneer of adult cinema and sexploitation, he was 89 when he passed.
William C. "Bill" Atkinson Lung Cancer 08 September 2010 aka HDKBill, founder and CEO of Hot Desert Knights, a gay porn studio. He fought lung cancer for 12 months.
Jenny Joyce
[IAFD Listing]
polycystic kidney disease 09 February 2010 AVN: Jenny Joyce, a familiar face to fans of "mature women" videos, died on Feb. 9 at the age of 63 in Las Vegas of polycystic kidney disease after a long illness.
Jamie Gillis
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 19 February 2010 Jamie Gillis was a pioneer in the adult film industry. He was 66 years old.
John Leslie
[IAFD Listing]
Cerebral Hemorrhage 05 December 2010 John Leslie was a renowned actor of porn's "Golden Age" who was one of the first to transition from performer to director. According to his wife, Kathleen, John passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage, not a heart attack as was widely initially reported.
John Leslie
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack 05 December 2010  
Viper
[IAFD Listing]
Lung Cancer 24 December 2010 She was most well-known for the large snake tattoo she sported down her left side.
Barbara Mills
[IAFD Listing]
15 December 2010  
Juliet Anderson
[IAFD Listing]
She was found dead at home. She suffered from Crohn's Disease. 11 January 2010 "Aunt Peg" was a groundbreaking female performer in the late 1970-1980s and she later moved on to making instructional videos and remaining a sex positive force in the industry and beyond. AVN Obit
Jack Wrangler
[IAFD Listing]
Lung disease 07 April 2009 1970s gay and straight porn icon; his life was chronicled in 2008's documentary "Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon". He is survived by his wife, Margaret Whiting.
Jon Von Faust
[IAFD Listing]
pneumonia and cardiomegaly 30 April 2009 Did bondage work with Rick Savage in New York City from '96/'97.
Blue Iris
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 23 April 2009  
Marilyn Chambers
[IAFD Listing]
Natural causes 12 April 2009 Marilyn Chambers was an Ivory Snow box model who turned porn star. She had a long career spanning both adult and mainstream work. She was found by her daughter, McKenna, in the mobile home where she had been living the few months leading up to her death. Cause of death is unable to be determined by the LA County coroner and is being attributed to natural causes.
Todd Welch
[IAFD Listing]
Lymphoma 13 December 2009 Cause of death was "an aggressive and rare form of lymphoma," per his agent Howard Andrew of FabScout Entertainment. Welch filmed for several web studios and had shot roughly half a dozen DVDs since 2007, including for Falcon Studios and Lucas Entertainment.
David Aaron Clark
[IAFD Listing]
Pulminory embolism 28 November 2009 From AVN: "Veteran adult director David Aaron Clark passed away of a pulmonary embolism at around 4 pm this afternoon at Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Los Angeles. He was 49. Clark was taken to the hospital yesterday after complaining that he felt ill. With him at the time of his passing were two of his closest friends, adult actress Aiden Starr and Evil Angel general manager Christian Mann. Mann confirmed Clark's death to AVN Saturday evening."
Roman Trachtenberg
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack 20 November 2009  
Lorissa McComas
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide/Illness? 03 November 2009 From her website: "On November 3rd, 2009, after a long battle with illness, Lorissa McComas passed away. Lorissa's family is going through the grieving process and will release more soon on this web site . Lorissa leaves an extensive body of work from photographs to video. She is fondly remembered by family, friends and her fans, whom she deeply appreciated and considered her friends." She suffered from RS Dystrophy, a crippling disease that afflicts the joints.
Peter Steiner
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 22 December 2008 Steiner died on 22 December 2008 at the age of 81 years to a heart attack he had suffered at his home in Munich.
Henri Pachard
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 27 September 2008 AdultFYI: "Porn legend Ron Sullivan passed away this morning (9/25/2008) at 9:45 after a three year battle with cancer. Sullivan recently suffered a stroke and remained pretty much comatose. He had been under hospice care at home. Pachard, who had been treated in the past for squamous cell carcinoma in his jaw, was diagnosed in May with throat cancer."
Julie Ellis
[IAFD Listing]
Medical Condition 28 July 2008 Brandon Iron: "I believe that Julie did pass away shortly after shooting for www.loadmymouth.com. I was informed by her agent at the time that she died suddenly due to a pre-existing medical condition. I don't know much else but I am happy to have met her."
Bobby Spector
[IAFD Listing]
Bobby Spector died from heart attack. He was 49. 23 December 2008  
Buck Adams
[IAFD Listing]
Heart failure 28 October 2008 AVN Hall of Famer; actor/director. He passed away with sister Amber Lynn, his daughter and a business associate by his side.
Gerard Damiano
[IAFD Listing]
Stroke 25 October 2008 The groundbreaking director of "Deep Throat" and "Devil in Miss Jones" passed away from complications from a stroke.
Annie Ample
[IAFD Listing]
Mutiple Sclerosis 01 January 2008 Annie Ample was a top-paid stripper during the 80s. She gave it up in 1992, became rather reclusive and quietly passed away in a Las Vegas rest home.
Sasha Gabor
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Failure 27 June 2008 Died while on vacation in Thailand.
Jean-Daniel Cadinot
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack 28 April 2008 Heart attack at home in France. Influential director-photographer-activist, AVN Hall of Famer and one of only a few household name directors; considered perhaps the best all-around filmmaker gay adult ever produced.
Kenneth Keith Kallenbach
[IAFD Listing]
Pneumonia, complications from cystic fibrosis 24 April 2008 AP: "Kallenbach contracted pneumonia while in custody on a charge of attempted child abduction. He died Thursday at Riddle Memorial Hospital near Media, his mother, Fay Kallenbach, said Friday. She said her son suffered from the chronic ailment cystic fibrosis and officials at the Delaware County jail near Philadelphia had failed to properly care for him. A county official said he had been cared for promptly."
Lolly Pop
[IAFD Listing]
Probable Heart Attack 06 February 2008 aka Federica Gori; born Mary Besesti Federica; Natural causes, possibly a heart attack.
Mel Roberts
[IAFD Listing]
Lou Gehrig's Disease 08 August 2007  
Mel Roberts
[IAFD Listing]
Lou Gehrig's Disease 08 August 2007  
Jim Mitchell
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack 12 July 2007 Half of the legendary team, the Mitchell Brothers. "He was sitting in his chair and doing something, I think watching TV, and he just, 'Ehhhh.' That was it. His heart quit him just like that," said family member Merle Lane.
Aiden Bonini
[IAFD Listing]
Meningitis 26 March 2007 "Aiden was sadly taken from this world earlier this week ? he was just 21 years old. Fate or God or some other unknown force having decided that his time on Earth was over." - Blake Mason
Brett Mycles
[IAFD Listing]
congestive heart failure 24 February 2007 Mycles was a contract star for Jet Set from 2000-01 before he retired from making adult movies in 2002.
Alain Payet
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 13 December 2007 He died in Paris of cancer
Haus Weston
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac arrest 06 November 2007 JC Adams: I’ve confirmed this morning that COD was cardiac arrest. Mr. Weston suffered a heart attack while traveling abroad. I’ll post more details when they become available and can be properly verified.
Cody Foster
[IAFD Listing]
Liver Cancer 07 January 2007 Passed away in Colorado.
Holly One
[IAFD Listing]
Heart failure 08 September 2006 Spanish star and director, did some movies with/for Rocco.
Kitty Fox
[IAFD Listing]
Complications from Stroke 21 September 2006 Passed away in Las Vegas. The first "MILF" pornstar. She was 64 when she passed.
Lisa Kage
[IAFD Listing]
Undisclosed illness 01 March 2006  
Rocky
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer/AIDS 07 December 2006 The "Adams Report by JC Adams" has learned that performer Rocky died on Thursday, December 7th in Los Angeles. He was 26 years old. His agent David Forest notified the industry of his passing. Rocky was diagnosed with cancer in May, 2006 and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood. When he died, he was undergoing chemotherapy as he battled the cancer and other AIDS-related illnesses.
Matt Sterling
[IAFD Listing]
Neuron disease 06 December 2006 Per a report on GAYVN.com, the helmer died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood of "a motor neuron disease he was diagnosed with 18 years ago."
Andy Dill
[IAFD Listing]
Meningitis 06 December 2006 Per the Lavendar Lounge blog, Mr. Dill "died at 3:00pm Wednesday. He spent only a few days in the hospital, but deteriorated quickly, and was gone."
Michael Morrison
[IAFD Listing]
Natural Causes 22 December 2006 AKA Milton Ingley. Sharon Mitchell in AVN: "Some say Milton grew tired of life; diabetes had left him blind. He ate too much, lived hard, fucked a lot, loved a lot, and laughed more. For a man like that to be inactive is like a death sentence, I think."
Candice Rialson
[IAFD Listing]
Liver Failure 31 March 2006 Died in Palmdale, CA of liver disease
Austin Black
[IAFD Listing]
liver cancer 06 March 2006 JC Adams: Austin was was 43 years old. Austin was one of the few gay performers whose career stretched over three decades, going all the back to the mid-'80s.
Ursula Cavalcanti
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 22 September 2005 Via Einsiders: Italian adult film actress Ursula Cavalcanti died of cancer just one month after being diagnosed with the disease. Ms. Cavalcanti was very popular in her native country. She also worked in productions by US filmmakers working in Europe.
Peter van Aarle
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 18 September 2005 Peter was a co-founder of RAME and founded and maintained the data for the Internet Adult Film Database (IAFD). As part of the RAME family, he will be greatly missed. He was 42.
Devon Barry
[IAFD Listing]
Brief Illness 05 August 2005 HOLLYWOOD -- The " Adams Report by J.C. Adams" has confirmed that performer Devon Barry passed away in August 2005. Mr. Barry died following a brief illness in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 5th, 2005 according to a newspaper report. He was 28 years old.

Named in part after fellow performer Rod Barry, whom he strongly resembled, Devon Barry was a favorite of All Worlds Video and appeared in roughly one dozen films between 2001 and 2004.

Rod Roddick
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 18 August 2005  
Duck Dumont
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 14 August 2005 AVN: "Alan Shustak, the AVN Award-winning owner of fetish production house RedBoard Video, died of a heart attack last night. Shustak, who directed numerous BDSM titles under the name Duck Dumont, was 56. "
Chloe Jones
[IAFD Listing]
Passed away unexpectedly of liver failure 04 June 2005 Former Penthouse Pet passesd away in her hometown of Houston, Texas. Club Jenna Inc. indicated it would be setting up a fund for Jones' children that it would contribute to on a monthly basis. The email address info@chloeaid.com should be operational by 6/11/05.
Bob Zak
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 27 June 2005 Bob suffered a heart attack at his home. He was 51. He owned GwenMedia, a specialty house.
Barry Knight
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 16 June 2005 a/k/a Brian King, of Jaguar Productions and Delta Video, born 09/27/45. Sad detail: He collapsed while walking his dog near his house and fell onto a neighbor's lawn. The dog ferociously defended his body and would not let anyone near him. They had to call Animal Control to subdue the dog so the paramedics could get to him. He was taken to the hospital and died later that day. Turns out he'd had a stroke in 2002 and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier in 2005.
Clive McLean
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 29 March 2005 AVN Hall of Famer (2001); directed Barely Legal and Hot Showers series for Hustler. He was 60.
Bent Rohweder
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack 16 February 2005  
Candy Barr
[IAFD Listing]
Pneumonia 30 December 2005 Candy Barr (70) exotic dancer and pornographic film star who dated mobster Mickey Cohen and was friends with Dallas club owner Jack Ruby (killer of Lee Harvey Oswald), who trained actress Joan Collins for her role as an exotic dancer in the 1960 movie Seven Thieves, and who later served 4 months of a 15 year sentence for possessing less than four-fifths of an ounce of marijuana, ending her career, died of pneumonia in an Abilene, Texas on December 30, 2005. (http://www.lifeinlegacy.com).
Patrice Cabanel
[IAFD Listing]
heart failure 12 June 2005 Heart failure
Tony Alizzi
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack (also HIV and drugs played some part, if not directly) 03 January 2005 Tony Alizzi (real name: Rob Allen). Owner of MSR Video.
Jim Holliday
[IAFD Listing]
Complications due to Type II Diabetes 15 December 2004 AVN: "Jim Holliday, AVN Award winning producer, historian, founding father of the X-Rated Critics Organization and author of such inside industry tomes as Only the Best and The Adult Movie Almanac, passed away due to complications brought on by Type II Diabetes. "
Lea DeMae
[IAFD Listing]
Brain Cancer 09 December 2004 "DeMae, a popular star that had a six-year adult performing and modeling career, would've turned 28 on Dec. 26. She earned a nomination for AVN Foreign Female Performer of the Year for the 2004 ceremony. " - AVN
Fabio Scorpion
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 24 November 2004 Fabio Scorpion, a Brazil-based bisexual adult performer who appeared in Evil Angel and other productions shot there, suffered a fatal heart attack during calf implant surgery, Evil Angel reported Wednesday.
Russ Meyer
[IAFD Listing]
Pneumonia / Alzheimer's Disease 18 September 2004 Wikipedia: Meyer died at his home in the Hollywood Hills, of complications of pneumonia, on September 18, 2004.
Jim Salyer
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 01 May 2002 Jim was Private Performance Video and at the time of his passing in May 2002 (of a heart attack in his home in Northridge, CA), he had a catalog of over 200 single girl and girl/girl titles
Dante
[IAFD Listing]
Natural Causes, cereberal aneurysm 01 March 2002 Blond gay porn star and Jet Set regular Dante was found found dead at his home a few weeks ago. Natural causes, a burst blood vessel in the brain (cerebral aneurysm). Dante lived alone, and when Jet Set couldn't reach him for several days, they called his father, with whom Dante had been close, and asked him to go check on him. That's when it was discovered that he'd died.Jet Set has put a memoriam at the front of all copies of "Jet Set Fraternity Gang Bang."
Bobby Astyr
[IAFD Listing]
Lung Cancer 01 April 2002 He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1996-7, was in remission, but then it came back. AVN Obit
Woody Long
[IAFD Listing]
From a head injury 28 September 2002 According to AVN, Woody had a stroke on 9/16/02, fell down a flight of stairs, and hit his head.
Chuck Traynor
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 22 July 2002 There's a longer piece at AVN
Bobby Hollander
[IAFD Listing]
Brain Malignancy 07 March 2002 Hollander was a director from the Golden Age, and was married to Gloria Leonard. AVN Obit
Winston Love
[IAFD Listing]
Meningitis 2002 According to Falconstudios.com: African-American star Winston Love made around twenty videos, mainly for Bacchus Releasing, All Worlds, Jet Set and US Male. His titles include: Black Balled 2, Black Encounters, Frat House, Interracial Interrogations, Marine Chronicle, Special Forces, The Underboss and White Guys With Black Ties. The cause of death was Meningitis.
Devon Renfro
[IAFD Listing]
Brain Aneurysm 25 December 2002 found by his boyfriend, porn star Kris de Ferr
Greg Ross
[IAFD Listing]
Asthma attack 04 October 2002  
Shaun Michelle
[IAFD Listing]
Massive stroke 28 October 2002 According to boyfriend Wesley Emerson, Shaun died of a massive stroke.
Bob Tremont Pneumonia and liver problems 10 March 2002 Co-owner (with his lover) of straight-porn colossus Odyssey Video and its gay porn subsidiary, Men of Odyssey. AVN Obit.
Robert Rimmer He was 84. 01 August 2001 Rimmer wrote the X-Rated Video Guide (later co-written with Patrick Riley) as well as The Harrad Experiment. AVN Obit
Alex deRenzy
[IAFD Listing]
Stroke, Diabetic Attack 08 June 2001 Prolific director; a pioneer.
Robert Kirsch
[IAFD Listing]
Non-AIDS-related cancer: lymphoma 05 May 2001 Co-founder of Titan Media
Lynx Dyan
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 2001 "She was diagnosed with cancer shortly after making her last film, and eventually died in 2001 of complications during her battle with the disease. She was 25 years old." -- David, her husband
Alfonso Ribeiro
[IAFD Listing]
Meningitis 2001 aka Eduardo
Dean Roberson Lung Cancer 23 November 2001 Roberson was an art director. AVN Obit
Steve Regis
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Failure 26 July 2001 See article.
Leslie Glass
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 04 August 2000  
Howard Perkins
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 21 August 2000  
Anthony Spinelli
[IAFD Listing]
complications due to pneumonia 30 May 2000 One of the best adult filmmakers ever.
Bruce Seven
[IAFD Listing]
Complications from stroke and emphysema 15 January 2000 As reported by AVN, the details of his death are as yet unknown, but are believed to be related to emphysema and his recent stroke. AVN Article
Eartha Quake
[IAFD Listing]
Complications from pregnancy 15 March 1999 Carla Himes, known to many of you as adult fim star Eartha Quake, passed away Monday in Hemet, California. Initial reports from family members suggest complications during the fifth month of her second pregnancy in two years. Carla underwent weight-loss surgery in 1996 and recently had experienced health problems involving her spleen and iron retention.
Bob Vosse
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 1999 Silver-Age Director; age 72, retired to Tennessee.
Joe D'Amato
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Failure 23 January 1999 Passed away in Rome.
Poul Bundgaard
[IAFD Listing]
Kidney failure 03 June 1998  
Joey Carson Heart Attack 26 February 1998  
John Derek
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 1998 Directed "Love You"; most recently married to Bo Derek
Scorpio
[IAFD Listing]
stomach cancer and complications from AIDS 24 December 1998  
Lee Baldwin
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 30 November 1998 It's with very great sadness that I must tell you, the fans of Lee Baldwin, that my model & dear friend John Francis Mallette (known as Lee Baldwin) died on the evening of November 30, 1998. He had a massive heart attack in his home preparing to walk his dog. Death was instant. He had found true happiness and had plans for a commitment ceremony & a new house.
Joey Karson
[IAFD Listing]
Heart failure 27 February 1998 JoeyKarson.com: "Unfortunately, in June of '92 while performing, Joey collapsed and was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with severe damage to the electrical part of her heart."
Lone Helmer
[IAFD Listing]
15 September 1997  
Matt Gunther
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 27 May 1997 Had AIDS
Rene Bond
[IAFD Listing]
Liver problems 02 June 1996 She died in LA of liver problem, possibly cirrhosis.
Teri Hall
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 1995 According to IMDB, Terri died of cancer in Elmira, New York in 1995
Terri Hall
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 1995  
Moana Pozzi
[IAFD Listing]
liver cancer 15 September 1994 Did she fake her own death?
Cameron Mitchell
[IAFD Listing]
Mitchell died of lung cancer, aged 75, on July 7, 1994, in Pacific Palisades, California. He is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California. 07 July 1994  
Jack Baker
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 13 November 1994  
Mackenzie Poe
[IAFD Listing]
Pneumonia 25 August 1993 Ralph (Mac) was 6'3" at 185lbs and had a chain-link design tattooed around his left wrist (mb right wrist?) Both a Texas stud and a Southern gentleman, he served tours in Vietnam in 1968-69 while a sailor, USN, Seventh Fleet. Buried in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Died Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, August 25, 1993 of pneumocystis pneumonia.
Bob Mizer
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac Arrest 12 May 1992  
Bob Mizer
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac Arrest 12 May 1992  
Bob Mizer
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac Arrest 12 May 1992  
Bob Mizer
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac Arrest 12 March 1992  
Angelique Pettijohn
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 12 February 1992  
Mark Weiss
[IAFD Listing]
Undisclosed medical reasons 1992 screenwriter of "Catwoman" and "Welcome to Dallas" among others. He directed "Black Taboo"
Joseph Tiffenbach
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack 27 January 1992  
Aldo Rey
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 27 March 1991  
Buster
[IAFD Listing]
Congenital Heart Failure 10 February 1991 According to Frontiers, Buster (aka Jeffrey Wayne Cole) was HIV+ but not related to his cause of death
Dick Masters
[IAFD Listing]
Spinal cancer, not AIDS-related 27 April 1990  
Kevin James
[IAFD Listing]
Testicular Cancer 24 January 1990  
Greta Garbo
[IAFD Listing]
Natural causes 15 April 1990 "Porn star" is really stretching a definition. She did appear (wthout her knowledge) in a non-sex role in "Adam & Yves" in 1974, billed as her last film appearance.
Armand Weston
[IAFD Listing]
Unconfirmed 26 May 1988 Sources report he succumbed to a heart attack, but it is not confirmed.
Kurt Marshall
[IAFD Listing]
AIDS-related kidney disease 10 October 1988 His real name was James Allen Rideout Jr.
He was only 22 years old at the time of his death.
The official cause of death was kidney failure due to substance abuse - Manshot Magazine May 1989 issue.
He was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. My source for this information may be found at: www.gunung.com/arod/ dead_friends/list.html
Luis DeJesus
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Attack 27 July 1988 From IMDb: "Best known for his role as Ralphus the demented dwarf in the infamous Blood Sucking Freaks (1976) (aka "The Incredible Torture Show), Luis DeJesus had been a circus performer, but was actually quite infamous around New York in the Seventies for his role in a stag movie, a charming little ditty entitled The Anal Dwarf (1971)."
Ajita Wilson
[IAFD Listing]
Cerebral Hemorrhage 1987 a very exotic, American-born actress in European porn films
R.J. Reynolds
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 09 January 1987 There is some speculation that he passed away of AIDS.
Frank Hollowell
[IAFD Listing]
heart attack? 12 January 1987 According to IMDB; died in Hollywood of an apparent heart attack
Lauren Dominique
[IAFD Listing]
Cancer 01 June 1986  
Michael Bruce
[IAFD Listing]
testicular cancer 1985 boyfriend of Sharon Kane, appeared in Devil in Miss Jones 2 among others
Bodil Joensen Medical 03 January 1985 Danish pornstar who made some bestiality loops. From Wikipedia: Many believed her to have committed suicide, however in the April 2006 UK documentary, "The Dark Side of Porn: The Search For Animal Farm", which traced the production of the notorious underground film known as Animal Farm from excerpts of her many bestiality films, it was stated by a close friend of Bodil's that she died on January 3, 1985 from cirrhosis of the liver.
Tina Russell
[IAFD Listing]
Natural Causes 18 May 1981 Acute alcoholism; Tina Russell was born in Williamsport PA. She died on Monday May 18, 1981 at Tri-City Hospital in Vista CA, while visiting her brother. She was married to Jason Russell and is buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville, PA.
J. Brian
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown Unknown J. Brian was a filmmaker from the '70's, according to LEGENDS website. The Bay Area Reporter reported the cause of death was a massive heart attack.
Hypatia Lee
[IAFD Listing]
Faked Her Own Death N/A  

 

Murder
Ginevra Hollander
[IAFD Listing]
Murdered by her former partner. 19 February 2014 Found dismembered into a suitcase dumped in the Lake of Garda, Italy. She was reported missing in January 2014, murdered by her former partner in February. The day of the murder was probably on February 19.
Lori Alexia
[IAFD Listing]
Lori was shot in the chest during an argument with her boyfriend over money. 19 September 2011 From the NY Daily News: "Investigators said the two had been arguing about money before [boyfriend Woody] Borgella allegedly pulled the trigger, shooting Evans in the head and chest. She died at the scene."
Andre Cowboy
[IAFD Listing]
01 June 2011  
Leila Misur
[IAFD Listing]
Allegedly murdered and dismembered by her Brazilian soccer star lover. He will be tried in late 2012. 09 June 2010 http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caso_Eliza_Samudio DOD Esmeraldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, probably June 9, 2010
Tom Dong
[IAFD Listing]
Stabbed by co-worker 01 June 2010 Tom Dong (real name: Herbert Wong) was one of four men attacked by fellow co-worker Steve Driver (real name: Stephen Clancy Hill), who went on a rampage at the Ultimate DVD studio on Tuesday, June 1, at around 10:20 pm. Tom succumbed to his injuries later that night in hospital. It is believed the two men had been living at the Ultimata studio, as well, the pair had appeared in at least six films together including Brutal Femdom Cuckholding and Cuckold Abuse and Femdom Humiliation 1. Ironically, in both titles, the two men are shown sharing the boxcover. According to Adultfyi.com: "Dong, one of the few Asian performers in the business, was used in a variety of fetish videos because he could work well in that capacity. Dong is described by many as a "nice guy who couldn't hurt a flea."
Lindon Hawk
[IAFD Listing]
Victim of Road Rage; Sustained a massive head injury after getting punched 13 December 2010 On Saturday, he was involved in a fender bender and the driver of the other car punched him in the head. He had hit his head and died Monday due to his extensive injuries.
Elis Diamond
[IAFD Listing]
Details sketchy 01 October 2010 According to Stemcell over at the Eurobabeindex, Elis was a prostitute working in Prague when she was killed by her client, or perhaps her pimp.
Damien Michaels
[IAFD Listing]
Murder 27 October 2009 Found stabbed in a Comfort Inn hotel room. According to Rob Spallone, "He got hooked on the crystal meth and crack and that was the end of it."
Felicia Tang
[IAFD Listing]
Found beaten and suffocated in her apartment 11 September 2009 CBS News: Police say a one-time reality TV contestant and pastor has been charged with murder and torture in the killing of soft-core porn star, actress and model Felicia Lee, 31, whose body was found in a Monrovia, Calif., apartment on Sept. 11, 2009.
Candy Estefana
[IAFD Listing]
13 June 2008 She was killed by her boyfriend. Raul Garcia was the one who led the police to her remains. Raul remains in LA County jail on a 1,000,000 bond
Honey
[IAFD Listing]
Murder 25 December 2008 Indianapolis Star: Avery Elzy, 34, and Michael Hunt, 22, were found dead late Friday afternoon in a home in the 5800 block of Rosslyn Avenue. Police say they were victims of homicide. Police continued to withhold information about the cause of their deaths pending autopsy results. Investigators also said they remain uncertain of the motive.
Vanessa Freeman
[IAFD Listing]
Strangled 09 January 2007 The Sun UK: A HIGH class hooker who boasted a boy band hunk among her string of A-list clients has been found strangled in her bed.
Bryan Kocis Murder; stabbed multiple times 24 January 2007 Owned Gay Studio, Cobra Video. Kocis was stabbed multiple times, then his house was burned down to cover up the murder.
Bryan Phillips
[IAFD Listing]
Murder; stabbed multiple times 24 January 2007 Owned Gay Studio, Cobra Video. Kocis was stabbed multiple times, then his house was burned down to cover up the murder.
Taylor Summers
[IAFD Listing]
Stabbed to Death 01 March 2004 Found stabbed multiple times in suburban Philadelphia (Conshohocken, PA)
Nozomi Momoi Stabbed to death 12 October 2002 Japanse AV star; involved in bizarre murder/suicide pact.
Lolo Ferrari
[IAFD Listing]
Murder? 05 March 2000

Update March 2002: Her husband has been charged and arrested for suspicion of murder in Lolo's death.

The original obituary:

GRASSE, France, 2000 March 5 (Reuters/Variety) - French porn star Lolo Ferrari died on Sunday of natural causes in her house on the French Riveria, police said. She was 30.

Ferrari was billed as ``the woman with the biggest breasts in the world'' and had a reputed 71-inch (177.5 centimeter) silicone-enhanced bust.

A bid to register her name as a fashion label was defeated two years ago by her namesake, the Italian car-maker.

There were no further details about her death.

Steve Cadro
[IAFD Listing]
Bludgeoned and stabbed to death 21 March 2000 Hungarian gay porn director
Mark Nixon Murdered in Mexico 03 March 1998 was HIV Positive
Derek Powers
[IAFD Listing]
Murdered 19 May 1996  
Brandon Wilde
[IAFD Listing]
Murdered 05 March 1996  
Riny Red
[IAFD Listing]
Murder 12 April 1996 European actor Riny Rey is dead. He was gunned down in Budapest on April 12, just days after completing work on Private Dancer and Sin, two productions for Private. Riny is known to European audiences for his extensive work in adult. American audiences may best remember Riny for his appearances in John Leslie projects. Surviving Riny are his wife and five children. P.S.: Private Media Group is organizing a collection for the surviving family members. Interested donors can contact Peter Backman at Private's Sweden office."
Christopher Lance
[IAFD Listing]
Stabbed during lovers' quarrel 24 April 1994 AKA Robert Lance Slacke
Artie Mitchell
[IAFD Listing]
Shot by his brother Jim 27 February 1991 He was half of the legendary Mitchell Brothers.
Billy London
[IAFD Listing]
Mutilated 29 October 1990 Found dismembered in a trash bin on Santa Monica Blvd. He did gay video work such as: "Bulge: Mass Appeal", "Hard Choices", "Head of the Class", "Hot Wired", "Imperfect Strangers", and "Sex Drive 2020"
Charli Waters
[IAFD Listing]
Murdered 1989 Murdered by a john according to Excalbur's Adult Porn Star Mall
Toymaster
[IAFD Listing]
Killed during a violent crime Unknown  

 

Not Dead
Rio Silver
[IAFD Listing]
Hoax 06 September 2010 For reasons unknown there was a hoax alledgedly stating that he died in a car accident on his way to an airport in London.

 

OD'd
Greg Centauro
[IAFD Listing]
Changed Facebook status to "Single" from "In A Relationship" days earlier 25 March 2011 There is some confusion surrounding his date of death. Woodman reported on 3/26 that he died "yesterday" and French Wikipedia claimed March 26. Blue Angel, his former girlfriend, confirmed they broke up and days later he OD'd. Whether this was a suicide or just an accident is unclear.
Savannah Gold
[IAFD Listing]
She died of a brain aneurysm caused by alcohol. 11 December 2011 Due to some great detective work by one eyed jack over at the BGAFD, we have comfirmation that Natalie has passed.
Missy
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental(?) overdose of prescription pills 13 August 2008 AVN: "Missy, the soft-spoken five-foot-high blonde who took the adult industry by storm shortly after her first appearance in 1994, was reportedly found dead in her apartment in Valencia, Calif. from an accidental overdose of her prescription medication. She was 41 years old." Her brother posted a eulogy on his myspace page which seems to insinuate it may have been voluntary. ("But most of all I will just miss you. As much as I want to be selfish and have you back here with me. I know you are finally at peace and where you want to be.")
Anastasia Blue
[IAFD Listing]
Od'd 19 July 2008  
Chico Wang
[IAFD Listing]
Suspected OD 29 September 2007 Found dead in a motel in Morgan Hill, California.
Wanker Wang
[IAFD Listing]
Suspected OD 29 September 2007 Found dead in a motel in Morgan Hill, California.
Danny Dukes
[IAFD Listing]
OD 03 December 2007 AVN: Performer and agent Danny Dukes was found dead in a San Fernando Valley home today in an apparent drug overdose, according to his friend and fellow performer Will Powers.
Holli Woods
[IAFD Listing]
drug overdose 27 December 2007  
Kirby Scott
[IAFD Listing]
Overdose 02 November 2006 A classic COLT Man as well as a popular fitness and physique model, Kirby Scott, 44, died November 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. The cause of death was a drug overdose, per a newspaper obituary.
Eva Lux
[IAFD Listing]
Heroin Overdose 20 September 2005 aka Leticia Blake. She was taken off life-support after a heroin overdose landed her in the hospita.
Juliette Jett
[IAFD Listing]
Heroin OD 05 November 2005 Received via e-mail. Unconfirmed.
Judy OD 20 August 2004 Post from Originalboys.com: Unfortunally, we got a confirmation on the death of Judy real name (Stano) few days ago. Robin asks in his post if we would now take him from the opening graphic of Slovakiaboy out of respect for his passing away. We did think about that, but if I look at how we got to know Judy (He himself insisted on having that name, no matter that it sounds a rather female!) I don't think we should. In all work he did for the camera, you can see how much he liked to do it. I am very sure that he was actually proud of the way he showed himself off. What better tribute can we give him than to leave him on the graphic for slovakiaboy? After all, someone is only really dead when nobody remembers him anymore.
Rebecca Steele
[IAFD Listing]
OD'd on Carisoprodol; suffering from AIDS 18 January 2004  
Mike Henson
[IAFD Listing]
Overdose of heroin 21 September 2002 Was HIV+, death was not AIDS related; aka Kenneth Seymour
Amber Sexxxum
[IAFD Listing]
Heroin Overdose 26 July 2002 According to Mike South, the Pinellas County Corner listed her cause of death as heroin overdose after autopsy was done.
Leo Masters
[IAFD Listing]
Heart Failure due to Drug Overdose 22 June 2001  
Christian Murphy
[IAFD Listing]
Overdose, Crystal Meth 23 January 2001 Retired gay porn star; he was 34.
Shana Dove
[IAFD Listing]
According to Tony Bones, owner of xXx Productions, Shana passed away in 2001 from drugs.
Jamoo
[IAFD Listing]
OD 31 August 2000  
Chance Ryder
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental overdose of anti-psychotic prescription drugs 01 November 1999  
David Morris
[IAFD Listing]
Drugs 21 May 1999  
J.D. Ram
[IAFD Listing]
drug overdose 30 September 1998 heroin overdose
Trinity Loren
[IAFD Listing]
drug overdose 28 October 1998  
Daniel Holt
[IAFD Listing]
Heart attack after accidental drug OD 20 November 1993 AIDS complications may have played a part
Chanel Price
[IAFD Listing]
Drug overdose 20 December 1992  
Arcadia Lake
[IAFD Listing]
Accidental overdose 13 September 1991  
Fred Halsted
[IAFD Listing]
OD'd on sleeping pills 1988  
Pierre Buisson
[IAFD Listing]
OD 01 November 1987 Drug overdose
Linda Wong
[IAFD Listing]
Overdose 07 December 1987  
Diane Glenke
[IAFD Listing]
26 May 1983  
Jill Munroe
[IAFD Listing]
Heroin OD 10 August 1982 Sex change star companion of Mr. "10 1/2" Marc Stevens. "I recently purchased an old back copy of Adult Cinema Review, December 1982. Inside was an entire two page memorial to Jill. Two articles were penned about the transsexual(pg's 4-5). One written by Ron Jeremy and the other by a guy named Boz Crawford. To make a long story short the article says that Jill Munro was found dead in her apartment, the apparent victim of a heroin overdose. The time of death was August, 1982."
Roberta Pedon
[IAFD Listing]
Alcoholism 30 July 1982 Roberta Pedon died at the Alameda Hospital in Alameda County, California on July 30, 1982 at the age of 28. On Pedon's death certificate, the examining physician recorded her death as a result of "shock" due to lactic acidosis caused by "alcoholic liver disease". Pedon's remains were cremated at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland.
Jimi Hendrix
[IAFD Listing]
Drug related death 18 September 1970 This was the Jimi Hendrix from 1970s.

 

Suicide
Salem Moore
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide from Jumping 27 April 2014  
Jake Malone
[IAFD Listing]
Jumped from a bridge 04 March 2014 Jake Malone, a 12-year veteran of the adult industry and the director of several popular fetish series including Bitchcraft, Fetish Fuck Dolls and Fuck Slaves, committed suicide earlier today by jumping from the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach. He was 61 years old.
Wilfried Knight
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 05 March 2013 Committed suicide after his partner/husband took his life a few weeks earlier. He has one of the most recognized names in the industry during his career.
Mindy McCready
[IAFD Listing]
Self-iinflicted gunshot wound 17 February 2013 Following the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson, in January, McCready was found dead at her home in Arkansas on Sunday. The singer had wounds suffered from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, according to authorities.
John Bruno
[IAFD Listing]
16 January 2013 Founded Massive Studios in 2004 and was discovered by Falcon soon after and became one of the more prolific directors. He also discovered some of the major talents today.
Jack Banner
[IAFD Listing]
03 August 2012  
Natali DeMore
[IAFD Listing]
Double suicide with Jack Banner 03 August 2012 For many years, Natali Demore produced and starred in content at her site BondageOrgasms.com. Jack Banner was Natali's editor, and he was also a producer of his own line of videos. Sometime during the day on Friday August 3, Jack Banner mailed out packages to some of his favorite models. The packages contained letters and in some cases gifts of wardrobe. The letters indicated his intention of suicide. On Friday night, Natali and Jack went to Natali's studio. They had purchased a double-trigger mechanism so that two attached firearms could go off simultaneously. They arranged a spot in the studio to do this where the ammunition would discharge up toward the ceiling so as not to endanger anyone in adjacent studios. Natali was the one who activated the mechanism. On Saturday the models began receiving Jack's packages in the mail; the police were called. Police entered the studio and found the deceased pair. Natali and Jack were not romantically involved. They had known each other a long time and at some point had discovered each others' interest in committing suicide. They dialogued about this idea at length via emails; the records were found on their computers after their deaths.
Roman Ragazzi
[IAFD Listing]
Former gay adult star Roman Ragazzi, 38, has taken his own life. The news broke on Sunday and was confirmed by his partner, Sam, who cited “personal depression issues” as a likely cause. 25 February 2012  
Katie King
[IAFD Listing]
07 December 2012  
Damon Audigier
[IAFD Listing]
Reportedly Suicide 30 January 2012  
Evan Cobb
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 28 April 2011 Mentioned by George Duroy in his BelamiOnline Forum
Cane Carrington
[IAFD Listing]
18 February 2011  
Shane Risk
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide by Hanging 26 July 2010 "What many may not know about Shane Risk is that he was an incredibly talented musician who gave up porn shortly after filming "Taken" to focus on his music. He wrote lots of beautiful brilliant songs and produced for many artists as well." - Jason Sechrest
Steve Driver
[IAFD Listing]
Died during a stand off with the police 05 June 2010 He was involved in the June 1st, 2010 murder of Tom Dong and was on the run until the 5th. He was in an 8 hour stand off with the police until he jumped to his death, some 40 feet off a cliff.
Shawn Ricks
[IAFD Listing]
AVN reports "self-inflicted wounds" 26 June 2010 From AVN: Veteran performer/director Shawn Ricks, who appeared in more than 180 adult movies and directed more than 80 of them, was found dead on Saturday, June 26, of self-inflicted wounds. He would have been 47 on Aug. 3.
Shawn Ricks
[IAFD Listing]
AVN reports "self-inflicted wounds" 26 June 2010 From AVN: Veteran performer/director Shawn Ricks, who appeared in more than 180 adult movies and directed more than 80 of them, was found dead on Saturday, June 26, of self-inflicted wounds. He would have been 47 on Aug. 3.
Jezebel Yum
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 19 October 2010  
Leila Lopes
[IAFD Listing]
Cardiac arrest due to OD 12 March 2009 While death was attributed to cardiac arrest, anti-depressants were found in the vicinty of the body and suicide notes were found as well.
Caleb Carter
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 20 February 2009 Twink star active between 2004-2007. Also appeared on several MTV shows in 2006. He had been struggling with manic depression, alcoholism.
Richard Mailer
[IAFD Listing]
The cause of death is listed as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an apparent suicide on the eve of his 63rd birthday. 28 June 2008 According to AVN, Miller had been struggling with professional setbacks as well as an escalation of the effects of Myasthenia Gravis, the neuro-muscular disease that he suffered with for several years.
Tami Lynn
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 28 November 2008 Not explicitly confirmed; but most memorials refer to her as "having to be happier now" and a history of mental illness and drug abuse.
Tiffani DiGivanni
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide Approx Oct 07 According to AdultFYI's interview with Michael Fattorosi, ""She turned her car on in the garage and fell asleep..."
Kent North
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 04 July 2007 JC Adams: Horrible news this morning: Hot House exclusive Kent North committed suicide July 4th. Word is currently spreading via grapevine. Very few details are available at the moment, but we’re working on getting the full story. His website currently features only a photo of Kent and a short message: "In Memoriam: 27 December 1972 - 04 July 2007"
Jon Dough
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 27 August 2006 He was 43. Method unknown.
Tim Barnett
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide by hanging 13 July 2005 A former gay porn actor and real estate agent suspected in seven rapes in Colorado and Texas died Wednesday after hanging himself in his jail cell.
Lance Heywood
[IAFD Listing]
Jumped off a building 28 April 2005 He performed under the name Lance Heywood. In the early 90s he was a talent scout who discovered, among others, Savannah.
Karen Lancaume
[IAFD Listing]
Suidide by overdose of prescription drugs 28 January 2005  
Johnny Rahm
[IAFD Listing]
Hanged himself 07 November 2004 Rogers hung himself with a wire on the fence line of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, according to the Atlanta Police Department.
Spalding Gray
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 10 January 2004 From Wikipedia: "In January 2004, Gray, known to suffer bouts of depression in part as a result of these injuries, was declared missing. The night before his disappearance he had seen Tim Burton's film Big Fish, which ends with the line "A man tells a story over and over so many times he becomes the story. In that way, he is immortal." Gray's widow, Kathie Russo, has said “You know, Spalding cried after he saw that movie. I just think it gave him permission. I think it gave him permission to die.” (New York Magazine Feb 2, 2004)"
Jay Anthony
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide, reasons and method unknown 01 April 2003  
Anja
[IAFD Listing]
Unconfirmed reports say she committed suicide over "an unfulfilled love affair." 01 January 2003 Date of January 1 is specious..
Naughtia Childs
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide? Jumped/Fell off her balcony 07 January 2002 Seems like a suicide, tho there's a homicide investigation pending.
Mark
[IAFD Listing]
a/k/a Mark DeBoy 01 September 2000 of TedandMark.com fame
Mark DeBoy
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 01 September 2000  
Jon Vincent
[IAFD Listing]
Drug overdose/suicide 03 May 2000 aka Jeffrey James Vickers
Brad Chase
[IAFD Listing]
Hanged himself 19 April 2000 Brother of Kyle Matthews
Kyle McKenna
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide, OD'd on pills of some sort 14 March 2000 His parents refused to claim his body (they had long ago rejected their homosexual son), so Kyle's ex-boyfriend and friends had him cremated. His ashes scattered over the mountain where he loved to snowboard.
Wendy O. Williams
[IAFD Listing]
self-inflicted gunshot wound 07 April 1998 lead singer of The Plasmatics, appeared in "Candy Goes To Hollywood"
Steve Fox
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 23 October 1997 aka Rommel Eugene Hunt; Self-inflicted gunshot wound after years of mental illness
Christian Fox
[IAFD Listing]
drug overdose 20 September 1996 Fade Out in "MANSHOTS" March 1997
Andy Mantegna
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide, Hanging 13 August 1996  
Alex Jordan
[IAFD Listing]
self-inflicted asphyxiation by hanging 02 July 1995  
Cal Jammer
[IAFD Listing]
self-inflicted gunshot wound 25 January 1995  
Savannah
[IAFD Listing]
self-inflicted gunshot wound (N Smith's Page) 11 July 1994  
Rod Phillips
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide by drug OD as he lay dying of AIDS 24 May 1993  
Celia Young
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown method 1992 Did 4 or 5 movies
Alan Lambert
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide by gunshot 01 December 1992  
Nancee Kellee
[IAFD Listing]
self-inflicted asphyxiation by hanging 01 November 1991 Wife of Twin Peaks star Jack Nance, daughter of Coach star Jerry Van Dyke
Megan Leigh
[IAFD Listing]
self-inflicted gunshot wound 16 June 1990  
Kristine Heller
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 1989? Paul Thomas' girlfriend in late 70s; starred in Babyface
Kyle Carrington
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 1989 From a fan: "I think you should add "Kyle Carrington" to your list of dead porn stars.He only made three gay films ;all classics;ALL AMERICAN BOY 1985,HOT MALE MECHANICS 1985,TOUGH COMPETITION 1984. ... Guess he could not live with himself, according to several websites, both gay and traditional; Kyle Carrington committed suicide in 1989 in Hawaii, a few months after moving there.He was either age 34 or age 37 at the time of death. "
Joel Curry
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 22 May 1986 "He took an overdose of his step-mother's "cramp" medicine, THEN, went to sleep in the back seat of the car, with the car on, and the garage door closed. Left a note taped to the garage door for his little brother and step-sister, saying "Don't come in the garage - go and call Dad". he was my best friend, and I know this info. to be factual.  And, it is true that this did happen only a year or two after his mother's suicide."
Shauna Grant
[IAFD Listing]
self-inflicted gunshot wound 23 March 1984  
Mary Millington
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide 19 August 1979  
Melba Bruce
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown method 01 July 1977  
Lynn Tars
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown method Unknown Did 4 or 5 movies
Danie
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide, method unknown Unknown  
Claudia Fielers Not Sure How Unknown  
Susanna Britton
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide Unknown AKA Barbara Peckinpaugh / was in Bad Girls 2…

 

unknown
Dean Johnson
[IAFD Listing]
14 September 2007 He only made one porn movie "Daddy Dearest" in 1984. He was very active in his band and a gay rights activist. He was HIV+ wasn't what killed him, foul play was considered.

 

Unsure
Murrill Maglio
[IAFD Listing]
Murrill W. Maglio, 63, of Palm City, Florida, passed away suddenly, Thursday, June 4, 2015 at his home. 04 June 2015  
Jimmy Z
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown cause 12 August 2014 He was well known for the body building softcore porn.
Cameron Fox
[IAFD Listing]
12 June 2014 In addition to hardcore porn, he was in the series Wet Palms and starred in a few independent short movies.
Evan James
[IAFD Listing]
unknown 04 February 2014 Details unknown at the moment
Alex Stone
[IAFD Listing]
20 July 2013 He was active from 1989-2000 being one of the first discoveries for Chi Chi LaRue
Angel Rain
[IAFD Listing]
Obits Make No Mention of Cause of Death 29 December 2013 "She loved to write poetry and enjoyed music and dancing as well. Regardless of her earthly challenges, Nicole was known for being kind to others. She also had a love for butterflies which symbolize rebirth. She is now as a butterfly reborn and flying free."
Sarah Wild
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown cause of death 08 November 2013 Brandon Iron confirmed her death, but did not have details.
Carlos Batts
[IAFD Listing]
Carlos unexpectedly passed away at the age of 40. 22 October 2013  
Nikki Kane
[IAFD Listing]
Cause of death not disclosed 16 September 2012 Death noted from obituaries sent to us.
Nelson Troy
[IAFD Listing]
29 July 2012 No details are really known, just alot of speculation.
Nathan Price
[IAFD Listing]
02 July 2012  
Daddy Zeus
[IAFD Listing]
10 November 2012 Founded Zeus Studios, one of the leading BDSM gay studios.
Kandi Barbour
[IAFD Listing]
Allegedly died homeless in San Fransisco 18 January 2012 Carter Stevens posted on Facebook: "I was informed that Kandi Barbour was discovered dead on the street in San Francisco a week ago. She was homeless. Anyone who might have any information about her family please contact the authorities in SF."
Jean Jennings
[IAFD Listing]
03 September 2011  
Golden Jade
[IAFD Listing]
13 August 2011  
Scarlet Begonia
[IAFD Listing]
Cause of death was not specified 29 July 2011 Scarlet Begonia was a longtime busniess parter and editor with Luc Wylder.
Crissy Moon
[IAFD Listing]
31 May 2011  
Harry S. Morgan
[IAFD Listing]
Found dead in his apartment on April 30, 2011 30 April 2011 He was 65 years old.
Hunter Bryce
[IAFD Listing]
Did not wake from sleep 12 April 2011 Details are unknown at this time.
Joshua Berlin
[IAFD Listing]
Berlin drowned with both methamphetamine and the club drug GHB in his system. 26 January 2011 Joshua Berlin (real name Sean Moss) was found inthe South Platte River, having drowned. He had meth and GHB (date rape drug) in his system. How he ended up in the river is unknown.
Dusk Del Mar
[IAFD Listing]
02 September 2010  
Goldie Sparxx
[IAFD Listing]
Her obituary didn't menation a cause of death. 21 August 2010 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=145439191
Linkin Kurtis
[IAFD Listing]
16 July 2010  
Violet Adamson
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown cause of death 19 December 2010  
Joey Valentine
[IAFD Listing]
Cause of death not disclosed 16 December 2010 Family and friends sent us notice confirming that she died on this date. Included facebook obit but ask us not to disclose reason or facebook page.
Eddie Black
[IAFD Listing]
Cause of death has not been released. 28 July 2009 British performer with StraightHell.net and Treasure Island Media. Family has not released COD. "Eddie was most definitely a TIM fan-favorite," said director Liam Cole. "He was really a pleasure to shoot."
Richard Montford
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown 01 July 2009 Director/photographer Richard Montfort was found dead in his home in Burbank, CA. He was 53. Details of his death are not available.
Brok Austin
[IAFD Listing]
21 March 2009  
Dominique Aveline
[IAFD Listing]
13 March 2009  
Davina Hardman
[IAFD Listing]
26 November 2009  
Steve Pierce
[IAFD Listing]
Unsure 12 March 2009 Popular performer active between 1995-2004. He specialized in BDSM, leather films. No reason given in his obit. He was 44 years old.
Cole Ryder
[IAFD Listing]
30 July 2008 Initial reports stated Staph infection but the cause of death seems to be inconclusive.
Andrew Dean
[IAFD Listing]
11 May 2008 Unknown cause of death for the English porn actor.
David Clark
[IAFD Listing]
25 December 2008  
Danny Roddick
[IAFD Listing]
Possible OD 13 September 2007 While no official word has been made about the exact cause of death, industry insiders believe that it may have been caused by an overdose of prescription pills.
Haley Paige
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown 21 August 2007 The cause of her death is still under investigation, awaiting the results of a toxicology report.
Richard Mahler
[IAFD Listing]
undisclosed 06 March 2007 AVN: Filmmaker Roger Watkins, who wrote and directed such adult film classics as Her Name Was Lisa under the name Richard Mahler, passed away on March 6 at his home in upstate New York. He was 58.
Aja
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown cause of death 18 September 2006 We send thanks to Tony Cooper who helped track down some deatils of the story. A business search on her production company reveals many AKAs of Aja's, including Barbara Cunningham (the obit mentions two children, both named Cunningham) and Tanguay, the name on the obit. Business search results: http://i.imgur.com/8emhR2b.jpg Obit: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-l-tanguay-emert&pid=19647881
Valeria
[IAFD Listing]
21 February 2006  
Clarissa Doll
[IAFD Listing]
Suicide? 09 March 2006 AVN: "Veteran director/producer Joe Gallant, who was close to Doll, said details of her death are unclear, but added that it appears she took her own life."
Nick
[IAFD Listing]
Falling into a Quarry 31 August 2005  
Yumika Hayashi Unknown 29 June 2005 From Jans-Web: [Japanese AV Star] Yumika Hayashi was found dead in her home on Jun 29 2005. She was 35 years old. Yumika Hayashi was one of the top stars in the 20 years of AV history.
Werner Hedmann
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown 26 July 2005  
Kenny Dee
[IAFD Listing]
undisclosed 11 July 2005 DeCARLO, KENNETH R., 42, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 11, 2005) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Maryland and came [to Florida] in 1998 from Kansas City, Mo. He was a musician and a homemaker.
Michael Lennox
[IAFD Listing]
23 February 2005  
Gilbert Servien
[IAFD Listing]
27 May 2004  
Patrick M. Wright
[IAFD Listing]
09 December 2004  
Gina Gianetti
[IAFD Listing]
15 August 2003  
Sophie Roche
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown; perhaps suicide 01 January 2002 Videotek X via RAME (via Babelfish): ""Le world of X is in mourning. Sophie Roche went herself from there. It does not matter the circumstances of this drama. The beautiful blond, who was of a frankness and a rare kindness left on the point the feet, as it had arrived. All the team of Videotek X presents her more sincere condolences at its family. Rest in peace little angel... "
Tolly Crystal
[IAFD Listing]
Fell to her death 2002 Snowman: The details are sketchy, but it is reported that she fell or jumped to her death from a high window or rooftop. As far as I know, Tolly was the only Asian girl of Mongolian ethnicity to appear in U.S. porn productions.
Peter Balakoff
[IAFD Listing]
causes unknown 29 October 2000 According to IMDB, he died in Brooklyn.
Bruce Walker
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown 1999  
Ole Soltoft
[IAFD Listing]
09 May 1999  
William Hunter
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown 1998 gay porn producer/director
Sergio Canali
[IAFD Listing]
Unknown causes 15 August 1994 aka Paul Di Rosa, Paul Francis Sypek
Turk Lyon
[IAFD Listing]
12 December 1990  
Morgan
[IAFD Listing]
Murder or Accidental Alleged he died, murdered, thrown from a cliff in the early 1980s - according to another source he was stoned and took one step to many, after another source he died in a motorcycle accident. According to William Higgins, 'He went up on Big Bear Mountain with his family and he told his father, "Stop the car, I'm going to take a piss." He opened the door and he stepped off the side of the mountain and was killed.'
Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen
[IAFD Listing]
24 April 1982  
Mette von Kohl
[IAFD Listing]
24 March 1975 Died in Denmark; cause unknown
Kathy Harcourt
[IAFD Listing]
Shot in the head Mid 80s? kathy harcourt was found floating in the east river back in the mid 80's, cause of death was a gun shot wound to the head...it was never determined if it was self inflicted or not. theories arose that it was, as her body had been determined to have been floating for nearly a day. no gun was found at the site where she turned up, but the telling gun was found up stream a ways in the water near the bank. however no prints were liftable as it had been in the water too long. it was also said that she was badly in debt to a dealer, but that could not be proven either, so to this day, the case is unsolved.
Shawn McIvan
[IAFD Listing]
Unconfirmed aka Brian Hawks, Brian Hawkes, David Anders; Some sites say he died in a motorcycle or automobile accident; others are not convinced.
Bill Eld
[IAFD Listing]
Cocaine addicition Unknown aka Bill Young, William Eld

 

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