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FROM: Tim Evanson (tevanson@erols.com)
SUBJECT: Gay porn star Christian Fox is DEAD
DATE: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 18:11:26 -0400

ORGANIZATION: Tim Evanson's Home Page (coming soon)

Hi all...

The porn world was saddened by reports of the drug-overdose suicide of gay porn star Christian Fox. Here is the report from David Widmer's "Adult Video" column in the October 16 issue of "4-Front", a Los Angeles bar magazine:

Sadly, we learned this week of the death of Christian Fox. Fox, a honey-blond bottom who was often compared to Joey Stefano in terms of on-screen charisma, died of a drug overdose, ironically just as Stefano did two years ago. However, unlike Stefano's accidental death, Fox took his own life. A suicide note was found. Fox had been scheduled to enter drug rehab only three weeks prior to his death, but threw himself through a plate glass window the night before and was too injured to be allowed into the clinic. Chi Chi LaRue ran into Fox in New Orleans during Southern Decadence. Encouraging him to get into recovery, Chi Chi warned Fox that if he didn't get things under control he would meet the same fate as Joey. LaRue told me, "I hugged him and felt close to him for the first time," but he told Chi Chi, "I want to go." Fox came to the gay adult video business from his native Canada and is said to have appeared in his first scene exactly on his eighteenth birthday.

He began his career as a Falcon Studios exclusive model and will perhaps best be remembered for his two scenes with Ken Ryker in Falcon's "Big River" and VCA's "Matinee Idol." Chi Chi, who believes that Christian came into the business with problems from his childhood (also like Stefano), says that Fox was the most difficult person he had ever directed. For this reason his career had basically ended. On top of other problems, Chi Chi tells me that Christian seemed confused about his sexual orientation. Fox is survived by a wife who lived with in her native New Orleans. He was twenty-two years old.

On a personal note: Although I thought Christian Fox was "just another blond muscleboy-wanna-be" when he first appeared on the scene, I grew to like his performances. He became highly energetic on scene, and loosened up during his career so that big, sweet smile crept through in almost every picture he did. In his more recent films, I thought Fox even carried the scenes.

Christian Fox, you went too soon.

Tim #1