Posts tagged “deaths

RIP Xander Scott

Late gay porn star Xander Scott (Randy Blue)

Some horrible news. Xander Scott, formerly a Randy Blue fan favorite, died of an apparent drug overdose last month in Arizona. His death was confirmed via his Facebook page. A memorial service was held on Valentine’s Day. His last RB appearance was in June 2010.

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RIP Erik Rhodes (1982 – 2012)

Erik Rhodes

According to the Falcon Studios blog, Erik Rhodes died of a heart attack in his sleep this morning at 5:30 AM. He was only 30-years old.

Falcon’s official statement:

It is with utmost sadness that we make the announcement of Erik Rhodes’ passing. We offer our condolences to Erik’s family, friends and loved ones. He was a genuine and caring man with extraordinary attractiveness and a massive muscled frame. Erik was an equally beautiful human being who lit up a room, and brought fun and joy to our studio and his fans that was unparalleled. He was a giving person with a special wit, and he put his all into every performance. He wanted to give his fans the best he could every single time he stepped in front of the camera. Rest in peace, Erik and know that we are celebrating your life and your achievements, but we will miss you and all the special moments you have given us forever.

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Porn legend Joey Stefano

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RIP — Jack Wrangler

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Jack Wrangler , view a veteran of both gay and straight adult films, mind died last night at the age 62 from complications of lung disease. Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon, a documentary that chronicled his colorful, one-of-a-kind lifestory, recently won a GayVN Award. Wrangler grew up in Beverly Hills, the son of a dancer and a TV producer. After a brief career as a child star, he unexpectedly graduated to the world of adult entertainment where his ruggedly handsome looks and cowboy-like persona turned him into an instant gay porn superstar.

UPDATE: This isn’t your typical porn star death. His passing is getting some attention from the mainstream press. Not just the usual suspects, but the Associated Press.

Related link: Jack Wrangler’s anatomy explored in new doc

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R.I.P. — Cole Ryder

Another sad porn star death to report. Cole Ryder, malady the 36-year-old former Rascal Video exclusive, cialis passed away yesterday morning. According to an early, search now retracted post on Gay Porn Blog he died of a staph infection. The actual cause of death remains undisclosed pending an autopsy. His passing was cryptically noted on his MySpace page with the message: “Cole Ryder has left the building. Thank you all for your love and support.” Ryder signed with Rascal Video in 2006 and remained an exclusive until late 2007. His last project was Cruisin’ Grounds from Mustang Studios.

H/T: Breaking: Cole Ryder Dead

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R.I.P. — ’90s porn star Mark West

Mark West - Roll in the HayChi Chi LaRue discovery Mark West died of an accidental drowning earlier this month (May 1, viagra ’08) while on vacation with his partner in Hawaii.

West — a construction worker turned gay porn actor — was active in the adult industry between 1992 and 1996, ambulance appearing in such popular titles as Jawbreaker, pills Saddle Tramps, and Roll in the Hay.

West (real name Gene Ward) drowned while snorkeling off the coast of Makena State Beach in Maui. No lifeguards were present at the time of his drowning.

Earlier this year another vacationer drowned at Makena State Park, sparking a controversy over a lack of lifeguard services at the beach. The state legislature approved funding for lifeguard services in mid-2007, however, lifeguards won’t be posted at the beach until August or September of this year.

West’s death revived the controversy, leading critics to once again complain about the government’s slow response to the problem.

H/T: Mark West Passes Away, Remembering Mark West

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