dead pornstar list

dead pornstar list

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 their name will be hotlinked.

Special Thanks to Tim Evanson for most of the early-2000s and before gay porn citations and to the readers of and rec.arts.movies.erotica for all the other references.

You might also be interested in Ken's Gallery of Deceased Actors (via the Internet Archive)

Name Photo Cause Short Note Date of Death Long Description
Alexandra Stein
AccidentalHit by a car 2019 June 26"On June 26th, Alexandra left us forever. His young life was hit by a car as it crossed the street on a pedestrian crossing in Salt Lake City, USA. A street bar broadcasted classical music and she was smiling, so she was found by the rescue." More Info
AccidentalHe and his girlfriend died due to an accidental gas intoxication.2000 January 4
Alexio Duran
AccidentalAccidentally shot during a dispute over a gun2020 November 8
Alois Brummer
Accidental1984 April 5
Anna Alexandre
AccidentalCar wreck2007 February 22Born Jeffery Bryan Schley, he was a standout in the Jacksonville area gay,. Lesbian and transgedered community as the woman he became, Anna Alexandre. More Info
Anna Malle
AccidentalCar accident2006 January 25According 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."
Anne Castro
AccidentalCar accident2009 August 9According to Jazz Duro (via Chris Streams on ADT), Anny perished in a car accident. More Info
Anthony Stone
AccidentalDied in a car crash2011 February 20
Bill Bailey
AccidentalAccidental Fall2019 March 3When attending ExpoSexo 2019 show in Mexico City with his girlfriend AJ Applegate "he was reported to be drunk in the hotel room and fell over the handrail of the stairs inside the hotel. He fell 4 floors and sustained serious life-threatening injuries from the accident"
Billy Herrington
AccidentalDied in a car accident at age 49.2018 March 2 More Info
Bob Blount
Accidentalmotorcycle accident1979 September 6appeared in a number of gay porn flicks, including L.A. Tool & Die and Inches
Bobby Williams
AccidentalSingle car accident2013 November 3Queerty: "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." More Info
Boris Mateho
AccidentalAccidental shooting2013 April 11He debuted as a model 1996 and became a Director, chief photographer and Shoot schedule in the recent years. More Info
Britney Madison
AccidentalCar Crash2005 April 30Madison (Real Name: Stacey Pfeiffer) was killed along with her boyfriend in a car crash in Las Vegas. More Info
Carla Mai
AccidentalShe fell out a window2016 July 18A porn star who appeared on Great Britain’s version of "Jersey Shore" has died after she was allegedly pushed from a first-floor flat at a drug-fueled party. Doctors battled for nearly a week to save her as she lay on life support, but the 27-year-old finally passed away on Monday. More Info
Chris Johnson
AccidentalSkydiving accident2021 September 21
Cody Lane
AccidentalDied of injuries sustained being run over by a car.2021 January 9 More Info
AccidentalHit by a car while walking near an interstate2021 June 17
Dave Chandler
AccidentalAccidental Head Injury, whilst on Valium1999 March 5From 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.
Desire Bastareaud
AccidentalCar Crash2005 February 24 More Info
Devon Michael
AccidentalHit by a passing car while getting out of his own vehicle2013 December 13
Dick Fisk
Accidentalcar crash1983 October 31Thanks to LEGENDS website for the heads up. More Info
Dick Tracy
AccidentalDied during a police arrest2013 October 16But 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 A preliminary toxicology report showed Augustin’s urine tested positive for methamphetamine. More Info
Dustin Michaels
AccidentalDied while being arrested by police in Bay County, FL. He attempted to conceal a bag of marijuana and suffocated on it during arrest.2009 December 11Huffington 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.
Echo Valley
AccidentalCar crash2011 May 21She 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 More Info
Enzo Andronico
Accidental2002 September 26
Erica Boyer
AccidentalTraffic Accident2009 December 31Erica died in a traffic accident on New Year's Eve, 2009, in Panama City Beach, FL. She was reportedly struck by a car driven by an off-duty policemen near her home in Panama Beach, Florida. She was 53.
François Girard
AccidentalElectricuted2002 January 1According to The composer died as a result of an accidental electrical shock caused by faulty recording equipment.
Imani Reign
AccidentalDied in a motorcycle accident2020 March 22 More Info
Jake Adams
AccidentalMotorcycle accident2021 July 14 More Info
Jasmine Grey
AccidentalCar Crash2005 December 10According 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)
Jessica Dee
Accidentalcar crash in Cocorite, Trinidad and Tobago.2012 June 29 More Info
Joey Stefano
AccidentalDrug Overdose, HIV Positive1994 November 21aka Nicholas Anthony Iacona Jr. More Info
Jordanna Black
AccidentalShe died in Alicante, Spain after falling from a balcony2012 April 14
Julie Robbins
AccidentalCar Crash2005 September 22Luke 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."
Jurgen Feindt
AccidentalKilled in a crash of his single-engine plane.1978 August 9
Accidental1999 August 2Kalman Njiri died tragically in a single vehicle accident while leaving a pub in Hungary late at night in the summer of 1999.
Kim Kitaine
AccidentalDrowned1999 April 1aka Kim Bailey More Info
Kitty Doll
AccidentalDied in a motorcycle accident2019 May 8
Krysti Lynn
Accidentalauto accident1995 December 7Tribute page at More Info
Leo Ford
AccidentalMotorcycle accident, hit by truck1991 July 15
AccidentalInjuries sustained in a motorcycle accident1991 July 17He 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.
Lexi Diamond
AccidentalShe's been hit by a truck in L.A. 2021 October 31 More Info
Linda Lovelace
AccidentalCar accident2002 April 22[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. More Info
Livia Choice
AccidentalCar accident2005 June 9Popular 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.) More Info
Mack Daddy
AccidentalDied of Car Accident2020 October 15
Marc Radcliffe
AccidentalAccidental drowning in his bathtubUnknownHe may have drowned because he was on drugs at the time and passed out in the water
Mark West
AccidentalAccidental drowning in Hawaii.2008 May 1Popular, ruggedly handsome star active between 1992 and 1996. More Info
MayMarc Radcliff
AccidentalAccidental DrowningMay have been intoxicated or on drugs when he accidentally drowned in his own bathtub
Michael Findlay
AccidentalKilled in a helicopter accident.1977 May 16
Michel Ricaud
AccidentalDrowning1993 June 28French director Michel Ricaud drowned after falling off a rock into the Indian Ocean in the Seychelles. He was shooting Club Private in the Seychelles.
Mike Striker
AccidentalMotorcycle accident2021 October 30
Nina Heart
AccidentalAccidentally drowning in a canal2013 September 23
OCasey Jordan
AccidentalDrowned in own bathtub2018 October 9Other elements might have been at play.
Pavel Matous
Accidentalmotorcycle accident 2016 May 7 More Info
Pink XO
AccidentalCar accident2005 March 25
Rebecca Brooke
AccidentalAccidental drowning due to a fall2012 July 17
Ricky Hawke
AccidentalCarbon Monoxide poisoning2010 January 22Randy passed away last week after falling asleep in a confined space and was subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning. He was 22 years of age. More Info
Robert Elephante
AccidentalAccidental Electrocution2011 May 25During a storm in the Dallas area, he was found near some downed power lines. More Info
Roger Darton
Accidental2012 November 24
Sandy Dempsey
AccidentalBoating Accident1975 May 24A 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"
Scotty Knox
AccidentalDied in a car accident2020 January 13
Sheeba Starr
AccidentalDied in a car accident2013 April 17
AccidentalCar Accident2006 December 20Eromaxx 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. More Info
Sparkly Devil
AccidentalFamous Burlesque Performer2013 May 26She was a famous burlesque performer who had a NonSex cameo in a TitanMan Movie. She passed away in a vehicle accident. More Info
Teri Diver
AccidentalOD2001 January 2"She had apparently taken too much of her headache medicine," Ren Savant [her husband] told AVN
Tiffany Rose
AccidentalCar crash1998 January 1
Tom Farrell
AccidentalHit and run as he urinated by a road at night1993 September 2
Tommy Wilde
AccidentalAuto accident4/94
Veronica Blue
AccidentalCar accident2000 June 22She was a bondage perfomrer.
Al Parker
AIDSAIDS1992 August 17aka Andrew Robert Okun; his friends called him Drew More Info
Allan Gassman
AIDS2010 April 12"'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" - More Info
Andrea Albani
AIDSAcute meningoencephalitis caused by the HIV virus that causes AIDS 1994 January 18
Arthur Bressan Jr.
AIDSAIDS1987 July 29
Beau Matthews
AIDSAIDS1986 July 20aka Matthew Polchert Congelosi
Ben Barker
AIDSAIDS1995 September 28
Bill Henson
AIDSAIDS1995 September 20
Bob Shane
AIDSAIDS1987 July 1
Brad Braverman
AIDSAIDS1996 January 10
Brad Peters
AIDSAIDS1994 May 31aka Jeffrey Garrison Woodward
Brandy Dalton
AIDSAIDS2006 August 4From 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. More Info
Brett Ford
AIDSAIDS/HIV-related complications2001 December 25 More Info
AIDS1991 May 10
Casey Donovan
AIDSAIDS1987 August 10aka John Calvin Culver More Info
Chet Thomas
AIDSAIDS1997 March 23
Chris Burns
AIDSAIDS1995 February 26aka Danny Joe Burns
Chris Colt
AIDSGenerally said to have died of AIDS while at a Seattle homeless shelter circa 1996Unknown
Chris Ladd
AIDSAIDS1990 November 14aka Darwin Lee Moehle
Chris Williams
AIDSAIDS1991 September 11aka Todd Dunning Bart
Christiana Lernon
AIDS2003 June 14
Christopher Rage
AIDSAIDS1991 April 24aka Frederick Mongue
Chuck Holmes
AIDSAIDS/HIV-related complications2000 September 9Founded Falcon Studios More Info
Chuck Vincent
AIDSDied at age 51 from AIDS complications on September 23, 1991 in Key West, Florida.1991 September 23
Clint Lockner
AIDSAIDS1993 June 17
Cole Tucker
AIDSHe died of an AIDS-related illness on June 7, 2015 in Palm Springs2015 June 7[Tucker] started making appearances in gay pornography in 1996 at the age of 43, previously working as a realtor. In 1999, he revealed in a story published in the London Standard that he was HIV Positive and also had a relationship with former British Tory MEP Tom Spencer. ... He died of an AIDS-related illness on June 7, 2015 in Palm Springs More Info
Craig Markle
AIDSAIDS1994 January 1
Craven Cox
AIDSIllness associated with complications of HIV2010 March 9 More Info
Darryl Weld
AIDSAIDS1991 July 24
Dave Connors
David Rockmore
Ed Dinakos
AIDSAIDS1994 July 6Colt model, star of Muscle Ranch; aka Michael Harris Glassman More Info
Eric Ryan
AIDSAidsUnknownBisexual porn star popular in the late 80s and early 90s died of AIDs in 1993.
Eric Stone
AIDSAIDS1996 December 24aka Roger John Zellner More Info
Eric Stryker
AIDSAIDS1988 February 19Colt 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
Frank Vickers
AIDSAIDS1991 February 24AKA Roger Koch
Fred Gormley
AIDS2002 May 19He was a playwright, artist and writer. He starred in a handful of films in the early 80s
Glenn Dime
AIDSAIDS1992 August 12
Glenn Steers
AIDSAIDS1994 September 17aka Rick Sommers
Gordon Grant
J.W. King
AIDSAIDS1986 December 5aka James Waldrop More Info
Jaap Penrat
Jake Corbin
AIDSAIDS1992 September 27aka John M Aveno
Jason Steele
AIDSAIDS1995 February 25
Jeff Lawrence
AIDSAIDS1994 July 31
Jeremy Scott
AIDSAIDS1994 May 28aka Troy Andrew Myers
Jesse Koehler
AIDSAIDS1989 July 17Obituary in 'Manshots' February 1990 Issue
Jim Ed Thompson
Jim Moore
AIDSAIDS1988 November 28a/k/a Ken Joseph Savoie
Joe Romero
AIDSComplications from HIV2007 October 30JC 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.”
Joe Simmons
AIDSAIDS complications1995 October 2 More Info
John Holmes
AIDSCardiac arrest, encephalitis and AIDS1988 March 13 More Info
Johnny Dawes
AIDSAIDS1989 July 25aka Brian Lee
Johnny Rey
AIDSTesticular Cancer and "advanced AIDS"2006 January 18The 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.
Joseph Yale
AIDSAIDS1986 April 18Long time lover and business partner with Fred Halstead.
Josh Weston
AIDSComplications due to HIV2012 December 16Josh 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. More Info
Karen Dior
AIDSAIDS complications (cirrhosis of the liver)2004 August 25(Real name Geoffrey Gann, changed real name to Geoffrey Karen Dior). Performer and director.
Keisy Maria
AIDS2013 August 2
Keith Anthoni
AIDSAIDS1991 July 22Died on July 22 1991 in Marshfiled, Wisconsin from AIDS complications
Keith Ardent
AIDSAIDS1992 September 9
Keith Griffith
AIDSCancer and Aids2012 September 18Founder of gay site More Info
Ken Diamond
Kip Tyler
AIDSAIDS1995 January 1"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
Kristian Brooks
AIDSAIDS2006 September 1From 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."
Kurt Houston
AIDSLiver failure1997 August 23Hepatitis related More Info
Kyle Hazzard
AIDSAIDS1988 January 16aka Edward Izzo
AIDSAIDS1991 May 26aka David Alan Reis More Info
Lance Loud
AIDSDied of Liver failure due to Hepatitis C and HIV2001 December 22Most of his fame came from main stream 70s reality TV. he had one cameo appearance in Mr. Blue by Jet Set Productions. More Info
Lee Richards
Lee Ryder
AIDSAIDS1991 July 10Died from AIDS complications
Lei Lani
AIDSAIDS1993 January 1She-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."
Lisa Melendez
AIDSAIDS1995 August 15
Lon Flexx
AIDSAIDS1995 September 15 More Info
Luc Colton
AIDSAIDS1993 May 18
Lucky Luc
AIDSAIDS1992 March 2
AIDSAIDS1989 June 20aka Phillip Wagner
Marc Stevens
AIDSAIDS1989 January 28Per Patrick Riley: "[Drug theory snipped], however I have two other sources who say the cause was AIDS and I believe the latter two." His death certificate lists the cause of death as being cachexia and bilateral broncho-pneumonia due to, or as a consequence of, acquired immune deficiency syndrome. More Info
Marco Vassi
AIDSAIDSUnknownGloria 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"
Mason Flynt
AIDSAIDS2002 January 4 More Info
Melchor Diaz
AIDSAIDS1995 January 1"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
Mike Davis
AIDSAIDS1986 January 21Former 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
Morelle DeKeigh
AIDSAIDS1994 January 1pre-op transsexual
Neil Flanagan
AIDS1986 June 6
Nick Elliot
AIDSAIDS1990 September 2renowned cinematographer
Nick Rogers
Oswaldo Cirillo
AIDSHIV related complications.
Paul Pellettieri
Paul Vatelli
AIDSComplications from AIDS1986 August 9
Philip Wagner
AIDS1989 June 20Obituary in 'Manshots' December 1989 Issue
Pierce Daniels
AIDSAIDS1995 July 8
Richard Locke
AIDSAIDS1996 September 25aka Richard Holt Locke
Ricky Rhodes
AIDS1997 October 25
Ron Pearson
AIDSAIDS2001 December 10
Ronnie Shark
AIDS1991 October 18 More Info
Roy Garret
AIDSAIDS1992 April 3
Rydar Hanson
AIDS1989 October 18Obituary in 'Manshots' May 1990 Issue.
Satiny Miranda
AIDS2001 October 11
Scott Bond
AIDSAIDS complications1993 October 29
Scott O'Hara
AIDSAIDS, lymphoma1998 February 18A friend of Scott's has set up a web site in his memory: Pammie's Celebration Of Scott's Life
Scott Taylor
AIDSAIDS1994 December 22aka Scott Taylor Hampton
Sirpa Lane
AIDS1999 April 30
Sparky O'Toole
AIDSAIDS8/1999aka Donald Keith Paton, shared the wrong needle. More Info
Steve Boyd
AIDSAIDS-related complicationsHad lost his voice due to the disease some years prior to his passing.
Steve Craig
AIDSAIDS1990 September 13aka George Joseph Dufour
Steve Kennedy
Steve Loignon
Steve Taylor
AIDSAIDS1986 September 914 year life partner of Al Parker. Before his death, he co-owned Surge Studios with Parker.
Steven Craig
AIDS1990 September 13
Surama Valencia
AIDSAIDS2006 January Surama Valença a well know Brazilian transsexual model, died of complications due to AIDS in 2006. More Info
Terry Mahaffey
AIDSAIDS2005 October 30JC Adams: president of gay powerhouse Falcon Studios: Died 10/30/05, AIDS.
Tex Anthony
Thom Katt
AIDSAIDSUnknownThe 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.
Tim Kramer
AIDSAIDS1992 April 15aka Douglas Murrell Cooper
Tom Howard
AIDSAIDS2007 February 27JC 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.
Tony Bravo
AIDSAIDS1990 July 25aka Michael Pietri
Troy Steele
AIDSAIDS2005 September 26Gay performer/AIDS activist
Tyler Regan
AIDSValley fever1994 October 19
Val Martin
AIDSAIDS1985 April 13 More Info
Wade Nichols
AIDS1985 January 28According to Wikipedia: "Parker died January 28, 1985. In a tribute to Parker in a 1985 issue of Soap Opera Digest, fellow Edge of Night actor Ernie Townsend wrote, "He died in early January after a long and painful illness that took away a talent in its prime." An obituary released in Virginia stated that he died after a "brief illness, survived by his mother, brother, and partner." It was revealed later that he died of AIDS. Newspaper clipping More Info
Zeff Ryan
Gerard Damiano
Combo12008 October 25 More Info
Gerard Damiano
Combo12008 October 25 More Info
Adam Faust
MedicalCardiac Arrest2021 August 2 More Info
Adrian Hoven
Medical1981 April 8
Aiche Nana
Medical2014 January 29
Aiden Bonini
MedicalMeningitis2007 March 26"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 More Info
Aileene Dacosta
MedicalShe died in 2011 at age 23 of cerebral vascular accident.
Ajita Wilson
Medical1987 May 26
Al Goldstein
MedicalRenal failure2013 December 12Al 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. More Info
Alain Payet
MedicalCancer2007 December 13He died in Paris of cancer
Alain Payet
MedicalCancer2007 December 13He died in Paris of cancer
Aldo Ralli
Medical2016 March 6
Aldo Rey
MedicalCancer1991 March 27
Aldo Sambrell
Medical2010 July 10
Alessandro Vivarelli
Medical1996 November 5
Alex Collack
MedicalDied of a heart attack2019 October 1Exact date of death is unknown; Late September-Early October More Info
Alex deRenzy
MedicalStroke, Diabetic Attack2001 June 8Prolific director; a pioneer. More Info
Alex James
MedicalHeart attack2021 February 15Exact date of passing is unknown.
Alexander Grill
Medical2009 May 22
Alexis Grace
MedicalNatural Causes2016 August 16Grace’s fiance Jonathan told AVN that her death as of now was from "natural causes," but that her family was awaiting a report from the medical examiner. He said when he went out to get his car serviced Tuesday that paramedics were called to their home and found Grace unresponsive. He said she had been dealing with an asthma condition and had experienced trouble with her breathing for the last few months. More Info
Alfonso Balcazar
Medical1993 December 28
Alfonso Brescia
Medical2001 June 6
Alfonso del Real
Medical2002 January 16
Alfonso Ribeiro
MedicalMeningitis2001 January 1aka Eduardo
Alfred Baillou
Medical1982 February 17
Alfredo Rizzo
Medical2021 September 6
Alfredo Rizzo
Medical1991 September 6
Alicia Rio
MedicalAccording to Amber Lynn's twitter Alicia Rio died on 01//19/2022 from COVID19 complications.2022 January 19
Alicia Tyler
MedicalHad stomach issues and asthma.2013 August 11 More Info
Amanda Pocahontas
MedicalComplications caused by industrial silicone injections.2015 December 7
Medical2015 June 15
Ami Jordan
MedicalPassed in her sleep.2010 June 11via 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." More Info
Andreas Mannkopff
Medical2015 October 9
Andy Dill
MedicalMeningitis2006 December 6Per 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."
Angel Cummings
Medical2021 July 16
Angelique Pettijohn
MedicalCancer1992 February 12
Angelo Pannacciò
Medical2001 December 26
Angie Stardust
Medical2007 October 21
Annemarie Wendl
Medical2006 September 3
Annie Ample
MedicalMutiple Sclerosis2008 January 1Annie 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. More Info
Anthony Spinelli
Medicalcomplications due to pneumonia2000 May 30One of the best adult filmmakers ever.
Anthony Steffen
MedicalCancer2004 June 4
Antoine Marin
Medical2022 January 21
Antonio Meliande
Medical2019 December 8 More Info
Antonio Molino Rojo
Medical2011 November 2
Antonio Passolini
MedicalPassed away in his sleep2014 January 26Before 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. More Info
Antonio Passolini
MedicalPassed away in his sleep2014 January 26Before 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. More Info
Arch Brown
Medicalpassed away in Palm Springs2012 September 3Directed some feature gay films The Night Before (1973), Five Hard Pieces (1977), Harley’s Angels (1977), Dynamite! (1978; starring Jack Wrangler), So Many Men, So Little Time (1979) and All Tied Up (1981). He was also a playwright and a philanthropist. More Info
Armand Weston
MedicalUnconfirmed1988 May 26Sources report he succumbed to a heart attack, but it is not confirmed.
Arne Elsholtz
Medical2016 April 26
Artemis Tsarmi
MedicalCancer1992 June 15
Attilio Dottesio
Medical1989 February 12
Austin Black
MedicalLiver cancer2006 March 6JC 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.
Bambi Allen
MedicalHer death was due to health complications brought about by silicone injections meant to increase her breast size1973 January 21
Barbara Bellucci
MedicalComplications related to pneumonia2011 August 13
Barbara Mills
Medical2010 December 15
Barry Knight
MedicalHeart Attack2005 June 16a/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.
Beerbohn Tree
Medical2017 July 2
Belen Sperman
MedicalDied on 27 August 2017 from a brainstem glioma.2017 August 27 More Info
Bent Rohweder
MedicalHeart attack2005 February 16
Bia Bastos
MedicalCancer2018 December 4
Big George
Medicaldied after a long illness.2020 February 11 More Info
Bill Amerson
MedicalStroke2015 March 17Bill Amerson, best known for his partnership with legendary adult actor John Holmes, but who was also an actor and producer in his own right, has died of a stroke at his home in Los Angeles. He was 76. More Info
Billy Glide
MedicalBitten by a snake and chose not to seek medical attention for the bite.2014 May 24According 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.
Blue Iris
MedicalHeart Attack2009 April 23 More Info
Bob Mizer
MedicalCardiac Arrest1992 May 12
Bob Tremont
MedicalPneumonia and liver problems2002 March 10Co-owner (with his lover) of straight-porn colossus Odyssey Video and its gay porn subsidiary, Men of Odyssey. AVN Obit. More Info
Bob Vosse
MedicalHeart Attack1999 January 1Silver-Age Director; age 72, retired to Tennessee.
Bob Zak
MedicalHeart Attack2005 June 27Bob suffered a heart attack at his home. He was 51. He owned GwenMedia, a specialty house. More Info
Bobby Astyr
MedicalLung Cancer2002 April 7He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1996-7, was in remission, but then it came back. AVN Obit
Bobby Hollander
MedicalBrain Malignancy2002 March 7Hollander was a director from the Golden Age, and was married to Gloria Leonard. AVN Obit More Info
Bobby Rinaldi
MedicalPassed away in his sleep2013 February 1 More Info
Bobby Spector
MedicalBobby Spector died from heart attack. He was 49.2008 December 23
Bodil Joensen
MedicalMedical1985 January 3Danish 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.
Brett Mycles
Medicalcongestive heart failure2007 February 24Mycles was a contract star for Jet Set from 2000-01 before he retired from making adult movies in 2002. More Info
Briana Meathook
MedicalShe caught a pneumonia that eventually put her into a coma.2016 June 29
Brianna Meathook
MedicalPneumonia2016 June 29
Brianna Meathook
MedicalPneumonia2016 June 29
Bruce Seven
MedicalComplications from stroke and emphysema2000 January 15As 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 More Info
Bruno Alias
Medical1996 April 10
Bruno Bordas
MedicalBrain tumor2015 May 1
Bruno Mattei
Medical2007 May 21
Bruno Vani
Medical2001 January 1
Bryce Evans
MedicalHeart Attack2021 June 11"Evans suffered a heart attack on June 11th. He was then hospitalized and placed into a coma for several days before he passed."
Buck Adams
MedicalHeart failure2008 October 28AVN Hall of Famer; actor/director. He passed away with sister Amber Lynn, his daughter and a business associate by his side.
Buck Flower
Medical2004 June 18 More Info
Bueno de Mesquita
Medical2005 August 19
MedicalCongenital Heart Failure1991 February 10According to Frontiers, Buster (aka Jeffrey Wayne Cole) was HIV+ but not related to his cause of death
Butch Griswald
Medical2020 January 26Reb Sawitz, who founded Pretty Girl International—the only rival adult talent agency during porn's Golden Age to Jim South's World Modeling—died Sunday morning at his L.A.-adjacent home after succumbing to a short battle with cancer. He was 75. More Info
Cameron Cruise
Medical2015 September 16He passed away in the arms of his long time partner Anthony DeAngelo. He was half of Tony and Cam and co-owned Zyloco and with Tony. More Info
Cameron Mitchell
MedicalMitchell 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.1994 July 7 More Info
Candice Rialson
MedicalLiver Failure2006 March 31Died in Palmdale, CA of liver disease
Candida Lopez
Medical2013 September 25
Candida Royalle
MedicalOvarian Cancer2015 September 7Annie Sprinkle posted on Facebook: "The ovarian cancer that Candice had gracefully and stoically kept at bay for over five years finally became too much to bear. She had an incredible will to live, yet had suffered a lot of physical pain. Now she is free. A few weeks ago she had to go to the hospital for a few days. Her doctor, whom she loved a lot, told her she had run out of treatment options and to begin basic hospice care. She had planned to move to Manhattan this fall to be closer to more friends in what she thought would be her last few months or year. Then just about five days ago, Candice started slipping away quickly and it became evident that it was unlikely to recover." More Info
Candy Barr
MedicalPneumonia2005 December 30Candy 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. ( More Info
Candy Samples
Medical2019 September 26 More Info
Candye Kane
MedicalHad battled pancreatic cancer for 8 years, but continued touring and recording.2016 May 6 More Info
Cara Lott
MedicalShe was 56.2018 February 21Per AVN: Tiny blonde adult star Cara Lott, a long-time Orange County resident, has died after a long battle with a debilitating disease. The 5-foot-4 star, who at her prime had weighed about 105 pounds, had shrunk to just 85 pounds in her last days. She was 56 years old. More Info
Carl Mohner
Medical2005 January 14
Carl Schenkel
MedicalHeart failure2003 December 1
Carla Hernandez
MedicalDied in a hospital from malnutrition and pneumonia2007 July 17 More Info
Carlo De Mejo
Medical2015 December 18
Carlos Aured
Medical2008 February 3
Carlos Aured
Medical2008 February 3
Carlos DeSantos
MedicalNatural Causes2019 August 3
Cecil Howard
MedicalCecil died of natural causes.2016 December 16 More Info
Cesare Canevari
Medical2012 October 25
Charles Borromel
Medical2007 January 1
Charles Lamont
Medical2017 September 20
Charles Lamont
Medical2017 September 20
Charles Smith
MedicalFilm director and cinematographer C. Davis Smith (who also used the name Charles Lamont among other pseudonyms) passed away on September 20, 2017 at the age of 87.2017 September 20 More Info
Charlie Bundt
Medical1980 March 5
Chimera Chase
Medical2019 July 27 More Info
Chloe Jones
MedicalPassed away unexpectedly of liver failure2005 June 4Former 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 [email protected] should be operational by 6/11/05. More Info
Chris Jordan
MedicalDied of Cancer at age 431990 September 11
Christian Herzog
MedicalCancer2015 November 24 More Info
Christian Lavil
MedicalHeart attack2019 February 3
Christian Lavil
MedicalHeart attack2019 February 3
Christian Mann
MedicalBile duct/pancreatic cancer2014 July 30XBIZ: 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. More Info
Chuck Traynor
MedicalHeart Attack2002 July 22There's a longer piece at AVN
Claudia Fielers
Medical1975 February 20
Claudia Lins
MedicalComplications with her silicone implants.2008 April 20
Claus Jurichs
Medical2005 March 31
Cleopatra Of The Nile
MedicalDied of heart failure while under care at UC Keck Medical Center. She was 43.2015 August 17 More Info
Clive McLean
MedicalAVN Hall of Fame photographer and director Clive McLean passed away about 2:30 this morning after a battle with cancer. He was 60.2005 March 29 More Info
Clive McLean
MedicalCancer2005 March 29AVN Hall of Famer (2001); directed Barely Legal and Hot Showers series for Hustler. He was 60. More Info
Cody Foster
MedicalLiver Cancer2007 January 7Passed away in Colorado.
Collin Stone
Medical2019 September 14"The cause of his death is respiratory arrest due to complications with pneumonia and a battle with lymphoma " More Info
Corliss Randall
Medical1996 May 14
D. Wise
Medical2019 February 22"Wise suffered a pulmonary embolism in June 2015 that left him with damaged lungs and a traumatic brain injury. He was cared for in a rehabilitation facility until his death, Lil Freak said." More Info
Dahlia Sky
MedicalStage 4 metastatic breast cancer 2021 June 30
Dak King
MedicalStage 4 Lung Cancer2012 August 23Well known gay porn writer, producer, editor, cameraman, agent More Info
Dan Cross
MedicalLung Cancer2012 March 3He was behind the scenes for AllWorlds since almost the beginning. He was 65 when he passed away. More Info
Dan Cross
MedicalLung Cancer2012 March 3He was behind the scenes for AllWorlds since almost the beginning. He was 65 when he passed away. More Info
Dan van Husen
Medical2021 May 31
Daniel Martin
Medical2009 September 28
Daniel White
Medical1997 May 24
Danny Hazelwood
Medicaldied in California of diabetes complications at 62.2011 August 3 More Info
MedicalNatural Causes, cereberal aneurysm2002 March 20Blond 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."
Dave Cummings
Medical2019 October 5Date of death variously reported as October 5th, 6th, or 8th Had been suffering from Alzheimer's for a few years. More Info
David Aaron Clark
MedicalPulminory embolism2009 November 28From 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." More Info
David Forest
MedicalHe died from diabetes.2015 August 13 More Info
David Thompson
MedicalPossible Liver Failure2013 July 16He 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. More Info
Dean Roberson
MedicalLung Cancer2001 November 23Roberson was an art director. AVN Obit
Debora Prat
Medical2012 November 28 More Info
Deshaun Hayes
Medicalcomplications of liver disease2015 March 7 More Info
Devon Barry
MedicalBrief Illness2005 August 5HOLLYWOOD -- 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.

Devon Renfro
MedicalBrain Aneurysm2002 December 25found by his boyfriend, porn star Kris de Ferr
Dexter Gordon
MedicalKidney Failure, Cancer1990 April 25
Dick Masters
MedicalSpinal cancer, not AIDS-related1990 April 27
Dick Randall
Medical1996 May 14
Dietz Werner Steck
Medical2016 December 31
Dino Cassio
Medical2012 July 9
Dino Strano
DLuke Harding
MedicalDied of testicular cancer2019 November 3Date may not be exact date of death but date the news became public.
Dolly Sharp
MedicalColon Cancer1998 November 18 More Info
Dom Sinclair
Medical2021 November 20
MedicalShe died from the consequences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.2009 February 12
Donald O'Brien
Medical2003 November 29
Donna Warner
MedicalDonna Warner passed away at Blackpool Trinity Hospice, 31st January, 2017 aged 44 years. 2017 January 31 More Info
Dora Doll
Medical2015 November 15
Dray Stone
MedicalDied due to complications from pneumonia2019 January 6
Drew Warner
Medical2012 August 27Owner of 'Sports & REcreation' and more recently a travel agency that provided travelers with assistance with their travel arrangements. More Info
Duck Dumont
MedicalHeart Attack2005 August 14AVN: "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. " More Info
Dustin Diamond
MedicalLung cancer2021 February 1 More Info
Eartha Quake
MedicalComplications from pregnancy1999 March 15Carla 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. More Info
Eberhard Schroder
Medical1974 April 1
Ed Wood Jr.
MedicalHeart Attack1978 December 10
Edgar Wenzel
Medical1980 January 1
Edmund Purdom
Medical2022 January 1
Edoardo Mulargia
Medical2005 September 7
Eduardo Fajardo
Medical2019 July 4
Egon Vogel
Medical1993 May 10
Elfie Pertramer
Medical2011 November 16
Elisa Mainardi
Medical2016 May 8
Elisabeth Volkmann
Medical2006 July 25
Ellen Umlauf
Medical2000 February 19
Elma Karlowa
Medical1994 December 31
MedicalAfter a brief illness2012 April 19News of her passing was first posted on ALS Director's Blog on and ALS posted an obituary from the Las Vegas Review Journal. More Info
Emily Reuer
Medical1981 October 25
Erich Kleiber
Medical1985 December 11
Erich Padalewski
Medical2018 February 24
Erich Poremski
Medical1980 February 1
Erik Houston
MedicalCause of death officially unknown2016 May 12Some unconfirmed information that it might have been a heart attack. More Info
Erik Rhodes
MedicalHeart attack in his sleep.2012 June 13Erik 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. More Info
Erna Haffner
Medical1989 July 1
Ernesto Colli
Medical1982 November 19
Ernst W. Kalinke
Medical1992 January 14
Erwin C. Dietrich
Medical2018 March 15
Erwin C. Dietrich
Medical2018 March 15
Etienne Jaumillot
Medical2008 April 28
Fabio Scorpion
MedicalHeart Attack2004 November 24Fabio 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. More Info
Ferruccio Casacci
Medical2011 April 13
Ferruccio Fregonese
Medical1980 March 6
Flex-Deon Blake
Medical2021 March 1
Flo Nordhoff
Medical1987 January 1
Flora Carosello
Medical2015 July 7
Florencio Calpe
Medical2021 September 29
Franca Stoppi
Medical2011 July 9
Franco Caracciolo
Medical1992 November 3
Franco Citti
Medical2016 January 14
Franco Garofalo
Medical2019 August 22
Franco Rossetti
Medical2018 June 1
Franco Ukmar
Medical2016 August 10
Francoise Blanchard
Medical2013 May 24
Frank Hollowell
Medicalheart attack?1987 January 12According to IMDB; died in Hollywood of an apparent heart attack
Frank Ross
Medical2021 May 20
Franz Helminger
Medical1980 January 1
Franz Josef Gottlieb
Medical2006 July 23
Franz Marischka
Medical2009 February 18
Franz Muxeneder
Medical1988 January 3
Franziska Stommer
Medical2004 June 21
Fred J. Lincoln
Medical2013 January 16
Fred J. Lincoln
Medical2013 January 16
Fred Stillkrauth
Medical2020 August 7
Gabriel Zero
MedicalHeart Attact2020 March 2 More Info
Gabriele Tinti
Medical1991 November 12
Geoffrey Copleston
Medical1999 January 1
Georg Einerdinger
Medical2015 January 5
George Ardisson
Medical2014 December 11
George Hilton
Medical2019 July 28
George Kuchar
Medical2011 September 6 More Info
Gerard Broulard
Medical2019 July 7
Gert Wiedenhofen
Medical2001 February 19
Ghetto Nerd
MedicalApparently died from complications from pneumonia.2016 November 30
Gianfranco Parolini
Medical2018 April 26
Gilberto Galimberti
Medical2017 June 16
Gino Colbert
MedicalHeart Attack2015 August 21Major director for gay and bi movies mostly late 80s and throughout the 90s. More Info
Gino Pagnani
Medical2010 April 10
Gio Stajano
Medical2011 July 26
Giovanni Attanasio
Medical1988 March 1
Giuseppe Vari
Medical1993 October 1
Gloria Leonard
MedicalBrief Illness2014 February 3Robin 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.) More Info
Gordon Mitchell
Medical2003 September 20
Greg Ross
MedicalAsthma attack2002 October 4
Greta Garbo
MedicalNatural causes1990 April 15"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.
Guido Zurli
Medical2009 October 23
Gunter Clemens
Medical2016 December 13
Gunter Geiermann
Medical2013 August 20
Gustavo Re
Medical1979 June 5
Guy Delorme
Medical2005 December 26
Guy Gibert
Medical2007 June 12
Hal Call
MedicalOld Age2000 December 14
Hal Call
MedicalOld Age2000 December 14
Hanna Wordy
Medical1985 December 1
Hans Avluv
MedicalSuffered an aortic aneurysm, or ruptured artery below his heart, 2013 March 26Hans Avluv, the husband of adult performer Veronica Avluv, passed away suddenly Tuesday at the age of 53. More Info
Hans D. Bornhauser
Medical2016 February 1
Hans Rolly
MedicalLung cancer2006 December 13
Hans Rolly
MedicalLung cancer2006 December 13
Hans von Borsody
Medical2013 November 4
Hans Zander
Medical1991 February 27
Hans-Walter Clasen
Medical1979 January 1
Harry H. Novak
Medical2014 March 26He was more of a well known sexploitation director than a hardcore porn director.
Harry Reems
MedicalPancreatic cancer2013 March 19From 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. " More Info
Hartmut Neugebauer
Medical2017 June 22
Hasso Preiss
Medical1983 May 1
Medical2019 December 2 More Info
Haus Weston
MedicalCardiac arrest2007 November 6JC 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.
HCity Boy
MedicalUnconfirmed Heart attack2015 November 4He made his mark with Pitbull Productions and Chocolate Cream Studio. His death was confirmed by his boyfriend Jovonnie
Heather Joy
MedicalPneumonia2014 October 16Close 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. More Info
Heinz Eckner
Medical2012 May 30
Helena Rosenkranz
Medical2006 April 24
Helga Konig
Medical2018 June 1
Hellmuth Haupt
Medical2006 January 1
Henri Pachard
MedicalCancer2008 September 27AdultFYI: "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." More Info
Henry Paris
MedicalUnknown Causes2017 March 31 More Info
Herbert Weissbach
Medical1995 October 13
Herta Worell
Medical1996 April 5
Hilde Rom
Medical2019 October 12
Hollie Stevens
MedicalHollie succumbed to breast cancer which had spread to her liver, bones and brain.2012 July 3From 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." More Info
Holly One
MedicalHeart failure2006 September 8Spanish star and director, did some movies with/for Rocco.
Holly Woodlawn
Medical2015 December 6Holly Woodlawn, a transgender actress of the 1970s who was Andy Warhol's muse and inspired Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," died on Sunday in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer. She was 69. More Info
Horst Hesslein
Medical1996 March 30
Hotaru Akane
Medical2016 August 15 More Info
Howard Perkins
MedicalCancer2000 August 21
Howard Vernon
Medical1996 July 25
Hugh M. Hefner
MedicalNatural Causes2017 September 27Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and spun it into a media and entertainment-industry giant - all the while, as its very public avatar, squiring attractive young women (and sometimes marrying them) well into his 80s - died on Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion, in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. He was 91. More Info
Ignacio F. Iquino
Medical1994 April 29
Ivan Rassimov
Medical2021 March 14
Izrah Indica
Medical2017 June 25
J. Brian
MedicalUnknown1985 May 17J. 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.
Jack Baker
MedicalCancer1994 November 13
Jack Wrangler
MedicalLung disease2009 April 71970s 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. More Info
Jacques Herlin
Medical2014 June 7
Jacques Orth
Medical2011 July 10
Jailson Mendes
MedicalHeart Attack2018 June 29 More Info
Jamie Gillis
MedicalCancer2010 February 19Jamie Gillis was a pioneer in the adult film industry. He was 66 years old. More Info
Jane Waters
MedicalHeart Attack2011 October 1Jane Waters was the nom de porn for cinematographer John Keeler. More Info
Jean Afrique
MedicalHeart Attack2011 July 29 More Info
Jean Rollin
Medical2010 November 15
Jean-Daniel Cadinot
MedicalHeart attack2008 April 28Heart 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. More Info
Jeff York
Jenny Joyce
Medicalpolycystic kidney disease2010 February 9AVN: 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. More Info
MedicalJenteal died 10/30/20 following complications after a foot surgery.2020 October 30 More Info
Jerry Butler
MedicalDied of pancreatic cancer2018 January 27 More Info
Jessica Dee
MedicalMeningitis.2012 June 18
Jessica Jaymes
MedicalDied a massive seizure after years of chronic ethanol abuse2019 September 17
Jesus Franco
MedicalStroke2013 April 2 More Info
Jesus Franco
MedicalProlific director of exploitation and adult films dies at age 82.2013 April 2According to the Internet Movie Database, the Spanish film-maker Jesús Franco, who has died aged 82, directed 199 films, from El árbol de España in 1957 to Al Pereira vs the Alligator Ladies in 2012, a record few can match in the era of talking pictures. Given that many Franco films exist in three or four variant versions, sometimes so radically different that alternative cuts qualify as separate movies, his overall tally might be considerably higher. Born Jesús Franco Manera, he was most often credited – at least on international release prints – as Jess Frank or Jess Franco, though he used a host of pseudonyms, writing scripts as David Khune, composing music as Pablo Villa and co-directing pornographic films (with his long-term muse Lina Romay) as Rosa Almirall. He was a true man of the cinema, whose CV ranged from directing the second unit for Orson Welles's Shakespeare project Chimes at Midnight (1965) to shooting hardcore pornography. More Info
Jim Holliday
MedicalComplications due to Type II Diabetes2004 December 15AVN: "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. " More Info
Jim Mitchell
MedicalHeart attack2007 July 12Half 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. More Info
Jim Salyer
MedicalHeart Attack2002 May 1Jim 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
Jim South
Medical2020 August 28 More Info
Jimmy il Fenomeno
Medical2018 August 6
Joachim Hackethal
Medical2003 January 26
Joachim Kemmer
Medical2000 April 27
Joaquin Blanco
Medical2011 February 28
Joaquin Blanco
Medical2011 February 28
Jody Maxwell
MedicalCancer2017 February 12Before becoming a teacher, Jody was an actress and writer. Under the name "Jody Maxwell", she starred in adult movies and wrote for several men's magazines in the 1970s, which many now call the Golden Age of Erotica. Jody has been written about, or been interviewed, by hundreds of publications throughout the world. She has also had photo layouts in several magazines. Jody also performed in her own comedy stage show, an adult, sexy stand up comedy act to sellout audiences wherever she performed. In January 2006, she was inducted into the Legends or Erotica Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada. More Info
Joe D'Amato
MedicalHeart Failure1999 January 23Passed away in Rome.
Joe Leitel
MedicalHeart Ailment2001 September 2Appeared in hundreds of Mizer's photos and multiple films. He assisted with multiple AMG films and projects. More Info
Joe Sarno
MedicalDied from a fall following a long illness2010 April 26A pioneer of adult cinema and sexploitation, he was 89 when he passed. More Info
Joe Sarno
Medical2010 April 26Joseph W. Sarno, the cult director of "Sin in the Suburbs", "Moonlighting Wives" and other films that helped establish the sexploitation genre and break down the taboos against erotic content in American cinema, died on April 26, 2010 in Manhattan. He was 89. More Info
Joey Carson
MedicalHeart Attack1998 February 26
Joey Karson
MedicalHeart failure1998 February "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."
Johannes Buzalski
Medical1977 July 1
John Derek
MedicalCancer1998 January 1Directed "Love You"; most recently married to Bo Derek
John Leslie
MedicalCerebral Hemorrhage2010 December 5John 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. More Info
John Leslie
MedicalHeart attack2010 December 5 More Info
John Summers
MedicalHeart Attack2010 August 21"It is impossible to say anything about Vaughn without using the word elegant." - Kevin Clarke More Info
John T. Bone
MedicalJohn T. Bone, the British-born adult director who also performed in his self-directed Harry Horndog series between 1992 and '95, has died, reportedly of pancreatic cancer.2019 January 26 More Info
John T. Bone
MedicalJohn T. Bone, the British-born adult director who also performed in his self-directed Harry Horndog series between 1992 and '95, has died, reportedly of pancreatic cancer.2019 January 26 More Info
John Travis
MedicalHeart Attack2017 January 7Chi Chi Larue released a twitter statement of his passing later confirmed by Jeff Stryker and AVN. John was a leading pioneer in the gay porn industry discovering Jeff Stryker and directing for studios like Catalina and Bijou. He founded Studio 2000 with Scott Masters. More Info
Johnnie Keyes
MedicalDied from complications following a recent stroke2018 June 3 More Info
Johnny Wyder
Medical1984 June 13
Jon Von Faust
Medicalpneumonia and cardiomegaly2009 April 30Did bondage work with Rick Savage in New York City from '96/'97.
Jordan Ash
MedicalRetired performer Jordan Ash has passed away at 42. He was in hospice care after a long illness, his industry friends have confirmed.2020 October 19 More Info
Jordi Vila
Medical2011 August 24
Jose Maria Zabalza
Medical1985 January 1
Jose Mojica Marins
MedicalHe died of complications caused by bronchopneumonia on 19 February 2020, aged 83, in São Paulo.2020 February 19 More Info
Jose Moreno
Medical2007 November 9
Jose Ramon Larraz
Medical2021 September 2
Jose Riesgo
Medical2002 May 16
Josep Lluis Fonoll
Medical2011 October 5
Joseph Tiffenbach
MedicalHeart attack1992 January 27
Joyce Gibson
MedicalDied from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, CA2016 October 13
Julie Ellis
MedicalMedical Condition2008 July 28Brandon Iron: "I believe that Julie did pass away shortly after shooting for 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." More Info
Julie Strain
Medicalgone due to her dementia, at least partly the result of her fall from a horse in her 20's2021 January 10 More Info
Juliet Anderson
MedicalShe was found dead at home. She suffered from Crohn's Disease.2010 January 11"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 More Info
Justo Pastor
Medical2013 February 18
Karl Heinz Mannchen
Medical1996 June 23
Karl-Heinz Peters
Medical1990 September 5
Kasha Bella
MedicalBrief Illness2017 August 21
Kathy Hilton
MedicalKathy Hilton died June 13, 2015 in Port Angeles, Washington, USA from cancer2015 June 13
Kawanna Di Prado
MedicalKidney and or surgical issues2010 June 3
Kayden Winters
MedicalDied of a "Long Illness" according to the obituary2016 February 2
Kenneth Keith Kallenbach
MedicalPneumonia, complications from cystic fibrosis2008 April 24AP: "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." More Info
Kenzie Kyle
MedicalKenzie succumbed to an undisclosed medical condition2015 February 15
Kevin James
MedicalTesticular Cancer1990 January 24
Kimbo Slice
Medical2016 June 6Kimbo Slice was a professional MMA fighter as well as a security guard for Reality Kings. Reports suggested that he died of heart failure but no official cause is known yet. More Info
Kip Noll
MedicalDied of a heart attack 2001 May 21
Kirdy Stevens
MedicalDied of pneumonia at the age of 922012 October 20AVN: 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. More Info
Kitty Fox
MedicalComplications from Stroke2006 September 21Passed away in Las Vegas. The first "MILF" pornstar. She was 64 when she passed.
Klaus Knuth
Medical2012 April 26
Kris Clark
Medicalesophageal cancer2015 August 8 More Info
Kristina St. James
MedicalIllness2016 April 6
Kristine Adams
Medical2015 September 14Passed away unexpectedly. Supposedly passed away due to an infection in her heart.
Kurt Marshall
MedicalAIDS-related kidney disease1988 October 10His 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: dead_friends/list.html
Lakis Xanthis
Medical2014 April 8
Larry Flynt
MedicalHeart failure2020 February 10Founder of Hustler Magazine and LFP Video. More Info
Lasse Braun
Medical2015 February 16
Lasse Braun
MedicalLasse Braun died in his home city of Rome, Italy, of complications from diabetes. He was 78.2015 February 16dult 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. More Info
Lauren Brice
MedicalLiver failure2015 July 3We received word (and proof) from Lauren's fiancee that she passed on July 3, 2015 - natural causes due to liver failure.
Laurien Dominique
MedicalCancer1986 June 1 More Info
Lea De Mae
MedicalBrain Cancer2004 December 9"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 More Info
Lee Baldwin
MedicalHeart Attack1998 November 30It'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.
Leo Bramm
MedicalCancer2010 August 6 More Info
Leslie Glass
MedicalCancer2000 August 4 More Info
Leticia Vlasak
MedicalCancer2011 March 1
Lina Romay
MedicalDied of cancer on February 15. She was 57.2012 February 15
Lindsey Springer
MedicalDeath due to Heart Complications2014 March 28Had gone through a heart operation the year before.
Lisa Kage
MedicalUndisclosed illness2006 March 1 More Info
Liz Renay
Medicalgastric bleeding2007 January 22was a gangster's moll, ex-con, author, painter, stripper, Hollywood Boulevard streaker, actress and charm school instructor. More Info
Lluis Torner
Medical1999 July 4
Medical2016 December 5He made is home at from about 2005 to about 2007. He was beaten in 2007 and eventually succumbed to his injuries last year. More Info
Medical2016 December 5He made is home at from about 2005 to about 2007. He was beaten in 2007 and eventually succumbed to his injuries last year. More Info
Lola Gaos
Medical1993 July 4
Lolly Pop
MedicalProbable Heart Attack2008 February 6aka Federica Gori; born Mary Besesti Federica; Natural causes, possibly a heart attack. More Info
Lone Helmer
Medical1997 September 15
Lorissa McComas
MedicalSuicide/Illness?2009 November 3From 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.
Luca Sportelli
Medical1999 July 29
Luciano Bartoli
Medical2019 February 1
Luciano Pigozzi
Medical2008 June 14
Luciano Rossi
Medical2005 May 29
Lucienne Camille
MedicalCause of death: Leukemia2006 January 2
Lucy Levon
MedicalPassed away from Cancer2013 January 26She had a short carerr in porn before being diagnosied. In the last couple of years of her life, she quit porn. She did photo shoots relating to Cancer and being a survivor according to her ModelMayhem Profile.
Ludwig Wuhr
Medical1998 December 30
Luigi Batzella
Medical2008 November 18
Luigi Bonos
Medical2000 January 1
Luigi Soldati
Medical2021 April 28
Luigi Soldati
Medical1996 April 28
Luis Barboo
Medical2001 September 30
Luis DeJesus
MedicalHeart Attack1988 July 27From 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)." More Info
Luis Mora
Medical2019 January 16
Lynx Dyan
MedicalCancer2001 January 1"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
Mac Ahlberg
MedicalCongestive heart failure; he was 812012 October 26Variety: 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. More Info
Mackenzie Poe
MedicalPneumonia1993 August 25Ralph (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.
Manuel de Benito
Medical2017 April 20
Mara Manzan
MedicalLung cancer2009 November 13
Marcel Charvey
Medical1995 August 21
Margit Geissler
Medical2016 February 22
Margo Stevens
MedicalMargo Stevens suffered a massive heart attack and was taken off life support on June 19, 2020.2020 June 19 More Info
Margot Mahler
Medical1997 September 27
Maria Tortuga
Medical2014 November 3Died of cancer More Info
Marilyn Chambers
MedicalNatural causes2009 April 12Marilyn 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. More Info
Marilyn Roberts
MedicalMarilyn Roberts passed in January 2021.2021 January 15
Mario Gariazzo
Medical2002 March 1
Mario Landi
Medical1992 March 18
Mario Novelli
Medical2016 August 21
Mario Siciliano
Medical1987 October 27
Mark Shannon
Medical2018 May 11
Mark Weiss
MedicalUndisclosed medical reasons1992 January 1screenwriter of "Catwoman" and "Welcome to Dallas" among others. He directed "Black Taboo"
Martin Soto
MedicalBrain tumor2015 May 1Started around 2006 for Alexander Pictures. More Info
Mary Stuart
Medicalcancerous tumor2013 April 12
Matt Gunther
MedicalHeart Attack1997 May 27Had AIDS More Info
Matt Horner
MedicalDied of a heart attack sometimes in 2019 (exact date unknown)2019 January 1
Matt Sterling
MedicalNeuron disease2006 December 6Per a report on, the helmer died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood of "a motor neuron disease he was diagnosed with 18 years ago."
Maurizio Lucidi
Medical2005 January 1
Mauro Vestri
Medical2015 August 30
Max Giese
Medical1983 June 16
Max Nosseck
Medical1972 September 29
Megan Reece
Medical2019 January 24
Mel Roberts
MedicalLou Gehrig's Disease2007 August 8
Mel Roberts
MedicalLou Gehrig's Disease2007 August 8
Michael Bruce
Medicaltesticular cancer1985 January 1boyfriend of Sharon Kane, appeared in Devil in Miss Jones 2 among others
Michael Hinz
Medical2008 November 6
Michael Kahn
MedicalVeteran adult filmmaker Michael Kahn died from cancer.2016 February 6 More Info
Michael Kahn
MedicalVeteran adult filmmaker Michael Kahn died from cancer.2016 February 6 More Info
Michael Morrison
MedicalNatural Causes2006 December 22AKA 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."
Michael Zen
MedicalPancreatic Cancer2017 June 9Michael Zen, a prominent director of both straight and gay adult movies since 1976, and whose film Blue Movie helped cement the top status of both its star Jenna Jameson and its producer Wicked Pictures, died this morning of pancreatic cancer. He was 83 years old. More Info
Michel Fortin
Medical2022 March 15
Michele Perello
Medical2004 January 10
Mike Esser
MedicalComplications arising from pancreatic cancer2013 February 18He started out in the mainstream media business before becoming a porn director. He was a founding member of Revelation Films. He started releasing porn content under the label Pride Studios starting in the early 1990s. More Info
Mike Feline
MedicalPorn Star/Director Mike Feilen AKA Ronald Feilen has passed away on Aug 30, 2013 in Casa Grande, Arizona from cancer.2013 August 30
Mike Monty
Medical2006 August 4
Milan Beli
Medical2019 December 31
Mimmo Poli
Medical1986 April 4
Miquel Cors
Medical2010 May 27
Mir Ferry
Medical2019 May 29
Moana Pozzi
Medicalliver cancer1994 September 15Did she fake her own death?
Molly Luft
MedicalDied of cancer.2010 November 24
Nestore Cavaricci
Medical1991 June 29
Nicole Bass
MedicalAccording to reports, died from a stroke2017 February 17
Nicole Guettard
Medical1996 January 1
Niki Lee Young
MedicalDiagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer shortly before her passing2018 November 11
Nikki Fritz
MedicalNikki Fritz, a true legend for the softcore industry, is passed away in the last hours, after a long battle against cancer. She was 56.2020 February 25 More Info
Nini Grassia
Medical2021 February 28
Nini Grassia
Medical2010 February 28
Nino Terzo
Medical2005 May 8
Niyazi Gokdere
Medical1999 January 1
Oasis Minitti
MedicalHeart attack in Santos, Brazil2003 June 12
Olga Gebhard
Medical2008 May 4
Olivia Nova
MedicalDied of Septis2018 January 7According to LA Direct Models ( her cause of death was determined to be a severe improperly treated Urinary Tract Infection that turned into septis. More Info
Omero Capanna
Medical2003 October 11
Ovidi Montllor
Medical1995 March 10
Paola Montenero
Medical2016 October 25
Patrick Aubin
Medical2018 August 7
Paul Glawion
Medical1993 April 1
Peter De Rome
MedicalDied of natural causes2014 June 21 More Info
Peter Hamm
Medical2019 July 22
Peter Martell
Medical2010 February 1
Peter Scolari
MedicalScolari died Friday morning in New York after fighting cancer for two years, according to Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, his manager.2021 October 22Peter Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on "Newhart" and a closeted dad on "Girls" and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in "Lucky Guy," has died. He was 66. More Info
Peter Shaft
MedicalPassed away in his sleep due "to a congenital heart defect"2012 December 28
Peter Steiner
MedicalHeart Attack2008 December 22Steiner died on 22 December 2008 at the age of 81 years to a heart attack he had suffered at his home in Munich. More Info
Peter Steiner Jr.
Medical2016 June 4
Peter van Aarle
MedicalHeart Attack2005 September 18Peter 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. More Info
MedicalDiabetes Complications2010 May 12In addition to his stint directing porn, Phashon was a dancer on Soul Train, reports AVN. More Info
Philippe Lemaire
Medical2004 March 15
Piero Pieri
Medical1997 January 3
Piero Vivarelli
Medical2010 September 7
Piero Vivarelli
Medical2010 September 7
Pierre Chevalier
Medical2005 February 10
Pietro Zardini
Medical1987 November 18
Poul Bundgaard
MedicalKidney failure1998 June 3 More Info
R. Bolla
MedicalDied in New York City reportedly from complications of diabetes2018 December 27
R.J. Reynolds
MedicalCancer1987 January 9There is some speculation that he passed away of AIDS.
Raf Baldassarre
Medical2022 January 1
Rafael Hernandez
Medical1997 November 7
Raoul Retzer
Medical1974 August 8
Raul Cabrera
Medical1995 January 1
Ray Lovelock
Medical2017 November 10
Ray Victory
MedicalHeart Attack2016 August 31
Reiner Bronneke
Medical1995 August 13
Renato Polselli
MedicalNatural Causes2006 October 1
Rene Bond
MedicalLiver problems1996 June 2She died in LA of liver problem, possibly cirrhosis.
Riccardo Schicchi
MedicalDiabetes mellitus2012 December 9
Ricky Bruch
MedicalCancer2011 May 30He was a well known athlete in the 70's and was a discus and shotput thrower. He had a small cameo in 1 adult movie in 1978. More Info
Rik Battaglia
Medical2015 March 27
Riley Evans
MedicalDied after a long battle with breast cancer2019 March 26 More Info
Rip Colt
MedicalFounder of Colt Studio2017 June 15He started out as a Male Nude Photographer and eventually created Colt Studios in the 1960s and eventually sold it in 2003. More Info
Robby D.
MedicalAppears to have passed away from Covid2021 November 5 More Info
Robby D.
MedicalAppears to have passed away from Covid2021 November 5 More Info
Robert Hundar
Medical2008 May 12
Robert Kirsch
MedicalNon-AIDS-related cancer: lymphoma2001 May 5Co-founder of Titan Media More Info
Robert Rimmer
MedicalHe was 84.2001 August 1Rimmer wrote the X-Rated Video Guide (later co-written with Patrick Riley) as well as The Harrad Experiment. AVN Obit
MedicalCancer/AIDS2006 December 7The "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.
Rocky Volcano
Medical2009 January 7
Rod Roddick
MedicalHeart Attack2005 August 19 More Info
Roddy Piper
MedicalHeart attack caused by pulmonary embolism2015 July 30 More Info
Rolf Castell
Medical2012 August 3
Roman Trachtenberg
MedicalHeart attack2009 November 20
Rony Cocegas
Medical'insufficiency of multiple organs'1999 July 25
Rosaura Marchi
Medical2015 May 29
Roy Karch
MedicalPassed away from a long illness2020 September 24Passed away from a long illness In late 2019, his friend, caretaker and creative disciple Will Ryder informed the adult community that Karch was in grave condition. He had not left his bed since February of that year, becoming mostly paralyzed after having two strokes and being diagnosed with dementia. More Info
Roy Karch
MedicalAfter a long illness2020 September 24Passed away after a long illness. In late 2019, his friend, caretaker and creative disciple Will Ryder informed the adult community that Karch was in grave condition. He had not left his bed since February of that year, becoming mostly paralyzed after having two strokes and being diagnosed with dementia. More Info
Russ Meyer
MedicalPneumonia / Alzheimer's Disease2004 September 18Wikipedia: Meyer died at his home in the Hollywood Hills, of complications of pneumonia, on September 18, 2004.
Ruth Gassmann
Medical2020 August 7
Sabrina Belladonna
MedicalDied after a lengthy battle with cancer2009 June 7 More Info
Salvatore Baccaro
Medical1984 March 13
Salvatore Baccaro
Medical1984 March 13
Samantha Fox
MedicalCardio-vascular illness with COVID-19 complications.2020 April 22
Sasha Gabor
MedicalHeart Failure2008 June 27Died while on vacation in Thailand. More Info
Medicalstomach cancer and complications from AIDS1998 December 24 More Info
Sean Michael Bradley
Medical2018 May 21
Sergio Bergonzelli
Medical2021 September 24
Sergio Real
Medicalliver cancer2012 January 21 More Info
Sexy Cora
Medical2011 January 20The 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. More Info
Shane Hunter
MedicalLiver cancer2018 March 24 More Info
Shaun Michelle
MedicalMassive stroke2002 October 28According to boyfriend Wesley Emerson, Shaun died of a massive stroke.
Shinkichi Tajiri
Medical2009 March 15
Silvia Solar
Medical2011 May 17
Skylar Paige
MedicalDied of a stroke2018 April 7 More Info
Sledge Hammer
MedicalCardiac arrest after being tasered by the police2012 April 13 More Info
Sonny Landham
Medicalcongestive heart failure2017 August 17 More Info
Southern Somer
Medical2014 October 1 More Info
Spartaco Maggetti
Medical2000 July 30
Spencer Drake
MedicalPassed away at the end of August 2019 of an unknown medical condition2021 August 29Exact date of passing unknown but between August 24th and 29th 2019
Steve Regis
MedicalSudden-death-syndrome heart attack2001 July 26See article. More Info
Szelina Black
MedicalHeart attack2012 September 9 More Info
Tanner Hayes
MedicalPossibly Lymphoma2012 April 8Passed away at age 40. He filmed mostly for Allworlds and a couple for Falcon. More Info
Tasha Jones
MedicalHer family did not release details.2018 May 12 More Info
Terri Hall
MedicalDied from cancer.2007 June 5
Terri Hall
MedicalCancer1995 January 1
Terry DeCarlo
MedicalDied of cancer2020 January 27 More Info
Terry Le Grand
MedicalPassed away of Natural Causes2018 April 18Terry was a producer of gay films, mainly Marathon Films. He had a handful of non sex roles in the mid 80s.
Teyon Goffney
Medical2021 February 20
Theo Barone
MedicalDied of Stomach Cancer2020 September 27 More Info
Tina Russell
MedicalNatural Causes1981 May 18Acute 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.
Tito Garcia
Medical2003 May 6
Titus Moody
MedicalDied of colon cancer2001 February 6 More Info
Toby Dammit
Medicalpulmonary embolism2014 January 1
Toby Dammit
MedicalToby was found dead in his apartment2014 January 1per 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. " More Info
Todd Welch
MedicalLymphoma2009 December 13Cause 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. More Info
Tony Alizzi
MedicalHeart Attack (also HIV and drugs played some part, if not directly)2005 January 3Tony Alizzi (real name: Rob Allen). Owner of MSR Video.
Tony Axel
Medical2021 November 12 More Info
Torben Bille
Medical1993 July 22
Trine Michelsen
MedicalCancer2009 January 17
Trino Trives
Medical2003 September 28
Tyler Sky
MedicalCardiac Arrest (officially)2017 August 27Said to have suffered a "cardiac arrest, from which he did not recover" More Info
Ulrich Beiger
Medical1996 September 18
Ulrike Butz
Medical2000 August 27
Ursula Cavalcanti
MedicalCancer2005 September 22Via 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.
Ursula Reit
Medical1998 November 9
Valerie Boisgel
Medical2014 November 9
Valerio Isidori
Medical2014 April 3
Venantino Venantini
Medical2018 October 9
Veronica Moser
MedicalIntracerebral hemorrhage2020 July 1
Vicky Lyon
Medical2008 November 1 More Info
Victoria Paris
MedicalDied of cancer2021 August 10 More Info
MedicalLung Cancer2010 December 24She was most well-known for the large snake tattoo she sported down her left side. More Info
Vitor Mendes
Medical1980 April 3
Vittorio Casagrande
Medical2008 July 10
Walter Baumgartner
Medical1997 November 3
Walter Boos
Medical1996 November 22
Walter Gabarron
MedicalWalter Gabarron is died in São Paulo - Brasil. Victim of hodgkin's lymphoma.2005 January 1
Wayne Summers
Medical2021 May 15
Werner Roglin
Medical2011 December 20
Wes Craven
MedicalBrain cancer2015 August 30On August 30, 2015, Craven died of brain cancer, at the age of 76, at his home in Los Angeles. More Info
William Berger
Medical1993 October 2
William C. "Bill" Atkinson
MedicalLung Cancer2010 Sept 8aka HDKBill, founder and CEO of Hot Desert Knights, a gay porn studio. He fought lung cancer for 12 months. More Info
William Higgins
MedicalDied of a heart attack2019 December 21 More Info
Willy Krause
Medical1990 February 8
Willy Schultes
Medical2005 November 19
Winston Love
MedicalMeningitis2002 January 1According to 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.
Wolfgang Bellenbaum
Medical1984 June 13
MedicalHeart Attack2021 December 11 More Info
Woody Long
MedicalFrom a head injury2002 September 28According to AVN, Woody had a stroke on 9/16/02, fell down a flight of stairs, and hit his head.
Yasmin Pitanga
MedicalMeningitis2012 May 27
Yasmin Viana
MedicalHeart Failure2015 August 11
Yehuda Barkan
Medical2020 October 23
Yelena Samarina
Medical2011 May 4
Zbigniew Stok
Medical1990 August 21
Zozimo Bulbul
MedicalCancer2013 January 24
Adrianna Analese
MurderKilled by her husband in a murder-suicide2008 November 21
Agatha de Melo
Murder2013 December 4
Alana Ferreira
MurderStabed to death2019 May 16 More Info
Aline Rios
MurderShe suffered from domestic violence in May, for which she went into a coma until her death.2020 September 1 More Info
Murder2010 March 28
Amanda Anderson
Murder2008 November 23
Ameara LeVay
MurderGunned down.2017 September 1She and an acquaintence wer shot while they were in a car. She had a small porn career but was more well known as an indie horror flick actress.
Andre Cowboy
Murder2011 June 1
MurderShot after an "argument"2019 October 14 More Info
Artie Mitchell
MurderShot by his brother Jim1991 February 27He was half of the legendary Mitchell Brothers.
Barbie Monroe
MurderFound dead, beaten in a Maryland hotel room.2016 April 16
Big Floyd
MurderKilled During Police Arrest2020 May 25 More Info
Billy London
MurderMutilated1990 October 29Found 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"
Murder2008 February 10
Brandie May
MurderKilled by her husband in a murder-suicide2014 July 5 More Info
Brandon Wilde
MurderMurdered1996 March 5 More Info
Bryan Kocis
MurderMurder; stabbed multiple times2007 January 24Owned Gay Studio, Cobra Video. Kocis was stabbed multiple times, then his house was burned down to cover up the murder.
Bryan Phillips
MurderMurder; stabbed multiple times2007 January 24Owned Gay Studio, Cobra Video. Kocis was stabbed multiple times, then his house was burned down to cover up the murder.
Camila Close
MurderMurdered by a client.2011 May 27
Murder2010 September 13
Candy Estefana
Murder2008 June 13She 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 More Info
Carla Sainclair
MurderShot to death by boyfriend2009 October 11Her boyfriend, Stéphane Fontaine, who had attempted suicide afterwards, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. More Info
Carole Mel
Murder2012 April 3
MurderShot and Killed in Dallas TX2019 May 18Had previously been the victim of a viral-video group beating a month or so prior to her passing. More Info
Charli Waters
MurderMurdered1989 January 1Murdered by a john according to Excalbur's Adult Porn Star Mall
Chleo Gold
MurderKilled by her own boyfriend.2019 February 9
Christopher Lance
MurderStabbed during lovers' quarrel1994 April 24AKA Robert Lance Slacke
Damien Michaels
MurderMurder2009 October 27Found 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." More Info
Dani Rivera
Murder2020 August 15Actually date is unknown but sometimes in the second half of August 2020. More Info
MurderMurdered by two men after interrupting them robbing his apartment2018 July 19Reported missing on July 19th but actual date of death unknown.
Derek Powers
MurderMurdered1996 May 19
Don Ross
Murder2017 April 17Known for his low budget Body Shoppe films, he was murdered by an acquaintance.
Elis Diamond
MurderDetails sketchy2010 October 1According to Stemcell over at the Eurobabeindex, Elis was a prostitute working in Prague when she was killed by her client, or perhaps her pimp.
Eva Kay
MurderBeating to death2018 September 4 More Info
Felicia Tang
MurderFound beaten and suffocated in her apartment2009 September 11CBS 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. More Info
Ginevra Hollander
MurderMurdered by her former partner.2014 February 19Found 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. More Info
Gleice Kelly
MurderStabbed to death2012 April 17
He Navred Reef
MurderShot 11 times1982 September 30Was a small time porn director in the 70s. Later he was involved with a large Credit Card Fraud Scheme.
MurderMurder2008 December 25Indianapolis 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. More Info
Ian Rush
MurderShot outside a bar2021 October 5
Ivor Gold
MurderRobbery2001 March 1
Karolly Mel
MurderWas Beaten To Death And Had Brain Hemorrhage. Was 24 2012 April 3
Kymberlee Anne
MurderAccidentally shot during drug-fueled sex game with a gun gone wrong2019 May 26
Murder2018 February 5 More Info
Lindon Hawk
MurderVictim of Road Rage; Sustained a massive head injury after getting punched2010 December 13On 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. More Info
Lolo Ferrari
MurderMurder?2000 March 5

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. More Info

Lori Alexia
MurderLori was shot in the chest during an argument with her boyfriend over money.2011 September 19From 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." More Info
Mark Nixon
MurderMurdered in Mexico1998 March 3was HIV Positive
Megan Pryce
MurderKilled in a fight2011 September 9
Mel Grey
MurderShot by a random intruder when trying to protect other people present2021 December 11
Michael Castagne
MurderBludgeoned to death and burned by one of his models2015 November 17
Milan Hunglow
Murder2015 January 31 More Info
Nakia D'Alene
Murder2018 June 7
Nozomi Momoi
MurderStabbed to death2002 October 12Japanse AV star; involved in bizarre murder/suicide pact. More Info
Nyobi Khan
Murder2019 May 19 More Info
Rafaela Tiazinha
MurderMurdered in Sao Paulo in September 2008.2008 September 20
Riny Red
MurderMurder1996 April 12European 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."
Sabrina Tales
MurderMurdered in Sao Paulo (September 2008)2008 January 1
Sebastian Young
MurderShot Dead by Police After High Speed Police Chase2020 March 12 More Info
Steve Cadro
MurderBludgeoned and stabbed to death2000 March 21Hungarian gay porn director More Info
Steve Cadro
Murder2000 March 21 More Info
Suzana Alves
MurderKilled by strangulation2020 May 1 More Info
Taylor Summers
MurderStabbed to Death2004 March 1Found stabbed multiple times in suburban Philadelphia (Conshohocken, PA) More Info
Thais Leima
MurderKilled by gunshots to the head and back in the city of Caucaia, in the metropolitan region of Fortaleza.2020 March 9 More Info
Tom Dong
MurderStabbed by co-worker2010 June 1Tom 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 "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." More Info
MurderKilled during a violent crimeUnknown
MurderShot to death behind a convenience store in West Palm Beach FL2013 October 23
Vanessa Freeman
MurderStrangled2007 January 9The 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. More Info
Zoraya Mora
Murder2019 March 28
Misty Vonage
Not Dead2021 July 27
Tony Minetti
Not Dead2016 August 14
Amber Rayne
OverdoseAccidental Cocaine Overdose2016 April 2Adult film actress Amber Rayne, who died in April at age 31, perished as the result of a cocaine overdose, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office told TheWrap on Friday. - More Info
Amber Sexxxum
OverdoseHeroin Overdose2002 July 26According to Mike South, the Pinellas County Corner listed her cause of death as heroin overdose after autopsy was done.
Anastasia Blue
OverdoseOd'd2008 July 19 More Info
Arcadia Lake
OverdoseAccidental overdose1991 September 13
Overdose2015 July 29
Bella Blaze
Overdose2016 March 11Passed away after an overdose.
Bianka Chanel
Overdose2017 February 2
Blake Carnage
Overdose2016 November 30
Bonnie Skye
Overdose2010 October 7 More Info
Overdose2017 July 16
Brad Davis
Overdose2019 July 8
Cathy Stewart
OverdoseSuffering from drug addiction, she stopped her career in 1980s, and died from an overdose.1994 August 9
Chance Ryder
OverdoseAccidental overdose of anti-psychotic prescription drugs1999 November 1
Chanel Price
OverdoseDrug overdose1992 December 20
Chantilly Lace
OverdoseShe died on 13 July 2008 in Pennsylvania of a drug overdose.2008 July 13
Charles Taylor
Overdoseproducer/director/actor2010 November 11
Chico Wang
OverdoseSuspected OD2007 September 29Found dead in a motel in Morgan Hill, California.
Overdose2021 June 18
Christian Murphy
OverdoseOverdose, Crystal Meth2001 January 23Retired gay porn star; he was 34. More Info
Coffee Ron
OverdoseExact date unknown2012 March 16Last tweet was made on September 8th 2012
Daniel Holt
OverdoseHeart attack after accidental drug OD1993 November 20AIDS complications may have played a part
Danny Dukes
OverdoseOD2007 December 3AVN: 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.
David Morris
OverdoseDrugs1999 May 21
Daxx Reed
Overdose2009 October 19
Diane Glenke
Overdose1983 May 26
Earl Slate
OverdoseFentanyl Overdose2021 June 22
Eric Michaels
Overdose2021 October 25
EsSelina Moon
OverdoseActual date of passing unknown2021 April 28Estimate based on her last online activity.
Eva Lux
OverdoseHeroin Overdose2005 September 20aka Leticia Blake. She was taken off life-support after a heroin overdose landed her in the hospita.
Greg Centauro
OverdoseChanged Facebook status to "Single" from "In A Relationship" days earlier2011 March 25There 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. More Info
Gunner Dexx
Overdose2019 August 12
Hole Hunter
Overdose2019 January 7
Holli Woods
Overdosedrug overdose2007 December 27 More Info
Houston Uluvpunani
OverdoseAllegdly passed of Opiod Overdose2019 February 1 More Info
J.D. Ram
Overdosedrug overdose1998 September 30heroin overdose
OverdoseOD2000 August 31 More Info
Jill Munroe
OverdoseHeroin OD1982 August 10Sex 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."
Jimi Hendrix
OverdoseDrug related death1970 September 18This was the Jimi Hendrix from 1970s. More Info
OverdoseOD2004 August 20Post from 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.
Juliette Jett
OverdoseHeroin OD2005 November 5Received via e-mail. Unconfirmed.
Kasey Chase
Overdose2018 November 18
Kirby Scott
OverdoseOverdose2006 November 2A 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.
Kyle Dean
Overdose2018 September 28
Leo Masters
OverdoseHeart Failure due to Drug Overdose2001 June 22 More Info
Linda Wong
OverdoseOverdose1987 December 7 More Info
Mike Henson
OverdoseOverdose of heroin2002 September 21 More Info
OverdoseAccidental(?) overdose of prescription pills2008 August 13AVN: "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.") More Info
Natasha Nunez
Overdose2018 March 28
Natasha Vega
OverdoseNatasha had reportedly battled drug addiction for many years.2016 February 11"Now that her entire family has been notified it saddens me to let the world know that last night my roommate and one of my best friends Natasha Vega passed away. She had a heart of gold and a smile that would brighten any room. I will be making the arrangements for her memorial in south Florida. I will keep everybody updated. Love you vega. RIP." - roommate Amber Yelsey More Info
Nelson Troy
Overdose2012 July 29"When he was found dead, there were methamphetamines in his system." More Info
Nikki Kyle
Overdose2018 October 8
Pierre Buisson
OverdoseOD1987 November 1Drug overdose More Info
Rebecca Steele
OverdoseOD'd on Carisoprodol; suffering from AIDS2004 January 18 More Info
Rock Star
Overdose2007 May 6
Rod DuPree
Overdose2021 June 4
Roxy Nicole
OverdoseAccidental Heroin OD2017 November 18
Savannah Gold
OverdoseShe died of a brain aneurysm caused by alcohol.2011 December 11Due to some great detective work by one eyed jack over at the BGAFD, we have comfirmation that Natalie has passed. More Info
Shana Dove
OverdoseAccording to Tony Bones, owner of xXx Productions, Shana passed away in 2001 from drugs.
Sofia Moon
OverdosePercocet Overdose2020 April 17"According to her agent (Nina Elle of Society 15), Sofia Moon died of complications from taking Percocet that had not been prescribed, " More Info
Stacey Cash
OverdoseAccidental OD2015 November 27Jada Fire tweeted out that Stacey had passed away. More Info
Trinity Loren
Overdosedrug overdose1998 October 28
Tyler White
Overdose2018 June 4
Violet Rain
Overdose2019 March 15Overdosed in the night of 03/03 to 03/04. Was dropped off at the hospital in a bad way. Was taken off life support later this week and passed away a few days later. More Info
Wanker Wang
OverdoseSuspected OD2007 September 29Found dead in a motel in Morgan Hill, California.
William Carioca
OverdoseExact date of passing unknown 2016 July 26ODed sometimes in 2016 after falling into addiction and homelessness. More Info
Xander Scott
OverdoseRandy Blue Model2016 February 7Mainly a model for Randyblue, he starred in about 25 videos from 2007 to 2010 before retiring.
Yurizan Beltran
OverdoseApparent Overdose2017 December 13 More Info
Adonis Cheeks
Suicide2019 November 1Exact date of death unknown at this time. Date entered is date news became public.
Alan Lambert
SuicideSuicide by gunshot12/92
Alex Jordan
Suicideself-inflicted asphyxiation by hanging1995 July 2
Alex Maxim
Suicide2015 October 3As reported by fellow CollegeDudes performer Sam Northman in a now-unavailable tweet.
Alexander Gustavo
SuicideSelf-inflicted gun shot wound 2016 December 17Started his porn career with Jetset and HotHouse. Over the last few years though, he did some trans and straight porn. More Info
Andy Mantegna
SuicideSuicide, Hanging1996 August 13
Angelica Kitten
Angie White
SuicideSuicide by hanging2018 December 5 More Info
SuicideUnconfirmed reports say she committed suicide over "an unfulfilled love affair."2003 January 1Date of January 1 is specious.. More Info
August Ames
SuicideSuicide by hanging2017 December 5Popular porn performer. Wife of director Kevin Moore. More Info
Bert Edwards
SuicideDied of suicide in 1986Unknown
Brad Chase
SuicideHanged himself2000 April 19Brother of Kyle Matthews More Info
Britney Manson
SuicideDeath by hanging2012 February 23Unclear whether it was suicide or murder.
Cal Jammer
Suicideself-inflicted gunshot wound1995 January 25 More Info
Caleb Carter
SuicideSuicide2009 February 20Twink star active between 2004-2007. Also appeared on several MTV shows in 2006. He had been struggling with manic depression, alcoholism. More Info
Cane Carrington
Suicide2011 February 18
SuicideSuicide by hanging2019 June 9Body was found in the woods on June 9th. Unclear when actual suicide took place.
Cedric Fato
Suicide2014 May 5
Celia Young
SuicideUnknown method1992 January 1Did 4 or 5 movies
Christian Fox
Suicidedrug overdose1996 September 20Fade Out in "MANSHOTS" March 1997 More Info
Claudia Fielers
SuicideNot Sure HowUnknown More Info
Suicide2015 April 11
Daisy Monroe
Suicide2019 September 3
Damon Audigier
SuicideReportedly Suicide2012 January 30 More Info
SuicideSuicide, method unknownUnknown
Debbie Leigh
Suicide2008 August 11
Dimitri Kane
Suicide2015 November 22He battled drug addiction. He performed for NextDoorStudios,, ManRoyale and Pride Studios during his short career. More Info
Evan Cobb
SuicideSuicide2011 April 28Mentioned by George Duroy in his BelamiOnline Forum More Info
J.C. Taylor
SuicideShot herself in the head after having shot one of her friends2012 November 13
Jack Banner
Suicide2012 August 3
Jake Malone
SuicideJumped from a bridge2014 March 4Jake 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. More Info
January Seraph
Suicide2017 July 22 More Info
Jay Anthony
SuicideSuicide, reasons and method unknown2003 April 1
Suicide2021 September 6
Jezebel Yum
SuicideSuicide2010 October 19 More Info
Joel Curry
SuicideSuicide1986 May 22"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."
Joey Ray
SuicideShot himself in the head2021 December 18According to Dale DaBone:
John Bruno
Suicide2013 January 16Founded 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. More Info
Johnny Rahm
SuicideHanged himself2004 November 7Rogers hung himself with a wire on the fence line of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, according to the Atlanta Police Department. More Info
Jon Dough
SuicideSuicide2006 August 27He was 43. Method unknown. More Info
Jon Vincent
SuicideDrug overdose/suicide2000 May 3aka Jeffrey James Vickers More Info
Jordan James
Suicide2014 January 3
Julie Skyhigh
Suicide2018 June 15 More Info
Karen Lancaume
SuicideSuidide by overdose of prescription drugs2005 January 28
Katie King
Suicide2012 December 7 More Info
Keity Bittencourt
Suicide2014 July 13
Kristi Fox
SuicidePlunged from a 22-story tower2021 June 29 More Info
Kristine Heller
SuicideSuicide1989?Paul Thomas' girlfriend in late 70s; starred in Babyface More Info
Kyle Carrington
SuicideSuicide1989 January 1From 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. "
Kyle McKenna
SuicideSuicide, OD'd on pills of some sort2000 March 14His 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. More Info
Kyra Reese
SuicideExact date unknown2007 January 1Kyra Reese,an escort from Crawley,and a hugely popular girl in Sussex has been found dead,having committed suicide following a discovery by her flatmate yesterday.Kyras sister committed suicide three months ago and her father likewise a few years ago.Kyra was stunning in looks but most of all ,she was a lovely young girl who oozed personality and this is very sad news.I used to joke that if i ever remarried,Kyra would always be my chief bridesmaid.
Lance Heywood
SuicideJumped off a building2005 April 28He performed under the name Lance Heywood and directed as Rex Cabo. In the early 90s he was a talent scout who discovered, among others, Savannah. More Info
Leila Lopes
SuicideCardiac arrest due to OD2009 March 12While death was attributed to cardiac arrest, anti-depressants were found in the vicinty of the body and suicide notes were found as well. More Info
Levi Richards
SuicideLevi Richards passed away 10/6/15 of a self inflicted gunshot wound in New York City.2015 October 6 More Info
Lynn Tars
SuicideUnknown methodUnknownDid 4 or 5 movies
Macanao Torres
SuicideThrew himself off roof of an apartment building2019 December 29 More Info
Suicidea/k/a Mark DeBoy2000 September 1of fame More Info
Mark DeBoy
SuicideSuicide2000 September 1 More Info
Suicide2021 June 27
Mary Millington
SuicideMillington committed suicide at age 33, by an overdose of tricyclic antidepressant anafranil, paracetamol and alcohol at her home in Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey.1979 August 19
Mary Millington
SuicideSuicide1979 August 19 More Info
Megan Leigh
Suicideself-inflicted gunshot wound1990 June 16 More Info
Melba Bruce
SuicideUnknown method1977 July 1
Mindy McCready
SuicideSelf-iinflicted gunshot wound2013 February 17Following 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. More Info
Morena Black
SuicideKilled herself2019 February 26 More Info
Nancee Kellee
Suicideself-inflicted asphyxiation by hanging11/91Wife of Twin Peaks star Jack Nance, daughter of Coach star Jerry Van Dyke More Info
Natali DeMore
SuicideDied by suicide, a shotgun wound of the head and neck.2012 August 3 More Info
Natali DeMore
SuicideDouble suicide with Jack Banner2012 August 3For many years, Natali Demore produced and starred in content at her site 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. More Info
Natasha Blu
SuicideSuicide by gunshot2018 May 8 More Info
Naughtia Childs
SuicideSuicide? Jumped/Fell off her balcony2002 January 7Seems like a suicide, tho there's a homicide investigation pending. More Info
Nene Aizawa
Suicide2013 May 7
Nick Sparxxx
SuicideSuicide2014 July 5He was a small time porn star, only paired with Brandie May. Autopsy revealed that he killed himself with a self inflicted unshot wound.
Nicolly Spiller
SuicideHanged herself.2011 May 19
Suicide"Suicide-by-cop" Incident2021 September 19
Patricia Araujo
Suicide2019 July 6 More Info
Patricia Bismark
Suicide2015 September 11
Princess Shah
Suicide2004 October 10 More Info
Richard Mailer
SuicideThe cause of death is listed as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an apparent suicide on the eve of his 63rd birthday.2008 June 28According 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. More Info
Rod Phillips
SuicideSuicide by drug OD as he lay dying of AIDS1993 May 24
Roman Ragazzi
SuicideFormer 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.2012 February 25 More Info
Ryan Fields
Suicide2020 March 29 More Info
Rylan Knox
Suicide2015 April 29Newcomer to the porn industry, he was found dead in his boyfriend's apartment. More Info
Salem Moore
SuicideSuicide from Jumping2014 April 27 More Info
Suicideself-inflicted gunshot wound (N Smith's Page)1994 July 11
Shane Risk
SuicideSuicide by Hanging2010 July 26"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 More Info
Shauna Grant
Suicideself-inflicted gunshot wound1984 March 23
Shawn Ricks
SuicideAVN reports "self-inflicted wounds"2010 June 26From 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. More Info
Shawn Ricks
SuicideAVN reports "self-inflicted wounds"2010 June 26From 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. More Info
Spalding Gray
SuicideSuicide2004 January 10From 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)"
Stella Ann
Suicide2014 April 16Had a very short porn career before she committed suicide.
Steve Driver
SuicideDied during a stand off with the police2010 June 5He 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. More Info
Steve Fox
SuicideSuicide1997 October 23aka Rommel Eugene Hunt; Self-inflicted gunshot wound after years of mental illness More Info
Suzannah Britton
SuicideSuicide1987 July 11AKA Barbara Peckinpaugh / was in Bad Girls 2… More Info
Tami Lynn
SuicideSuicide2008 November 28Not explicitly confirmed; but most memorials refer to her as "having to be happier now" and a history of mental illness and drug abuse. More Info
Tegan Last
Suicide2021 March 22
Tera Wray
Suicide2016 January 13 More Info
Tiffani DiGivanni
SuicideSuicide2007 October 7According to AdultFYI's interview with Michael Fattorosi, ""She turned her car on in the garage and fell asleep..." More Info
Tim Barnett
SuicideSuicide by hanging2005 July 13A 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. More Info
Violet Adamson
Suicidesuicide by hanging2010 December 19 More Info
Wendy O. Williams
Suicideself-inflicted gunshot wound1998 April 7lead singer of The Plasmatics, appeared in "Candy Goes To Hollywood" More Info
Wilfried Knight
SuicideSuicide2013 March 5Committed 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. More Info
Carmen Moore
Unknown2018 August 27 More Info
Dean Johnson
unknown2007 September 14He 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. More Info
John Hilbard
Unknown2001 March 10 More Info
A.J. Kahn
Unsure2022 December 25 More Info
Adam Wilde
Unsure2008 June 4
UnsureAja died on vacation in Mexico. Details on how she die is a mystery to this very day.2006 September 8 More Info
UnsureUnknown cause of death2006 September 18We 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, Donald Cunningham and Elizabeth Cunningham) and Tanguay, the name on the obit. Business search results: Obit: More Info
Alan Fontaine
Unsure2011 January 4
Alberto Cavallone
Unsure1997 November 12
Alex Mann
Unsure2010 July 6
Alex Riley
Unsure2021 May 9
Alex Stone
Unsure2013 July 20He was active from 1989-2000 being one of the first discoveries for Chi Chi LaRue More Info
Alicia Monet
Unsure2002 September 12
Aliha Anderson
Unsure2011 April 22
Alliyah Yi
Unsure2012 October 20
Alvin Linnemann
Unsure2011 September 19 More Info
Unsure2017 August 11
Ana Mauri
Unsure1985 March 10
Andrea Timai
UnsureSuicide2016 March 28
Andrew Dean
Unsure2008 May 11Unknown cause of death for the English porn actor.
Andrew Whyte
Unsure2003 April 28
Angel Rain
UnsureObits Make No Mention of Cause of Death2013 December 29"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." More Info
Angela Stone
Unsure2019 April 5
Angelica Bella
Unsure2021 May 7
Anitra Walsh
Unsure1980 May 1
Anna Amore
Unsure2016 June 19 More Info
Anne Perry-Rhine
Unsure2015 September 11Author Jill Nelson reports Anne's passing: "I liked owning, producing, directing and writing my own stories because I didn't have anybody to apologize to. I joined the Adult Film Association and I was shooting thirty-five millimeter films. I was the first women president [of AFAA]." ~ Ann Perry-Rhine Yesterday morning, Goddess and Legend Ann Perry-Rhine (born Virginia Ann Lindsay) passed away peacefully. Perry was entering her late seventies and leaves behind a son, a daughter and step-children. An actor, writer, collaborator, director and producer who began her career in the 1960's as a dancer, model and Pin-Up girl, Ann's initial goal in the erotic film business was realized when she started her own film production company, Evolution Enterprises, in the 1970s. Count the Ways and Sweet Savage are two pictures synonymous with Perry's many successes in the industry. Unquestionably, Ann Perry was a trailblazer -- and the genuine incarnation of the term "feminist." More Info
Anne Perry-Rhine
Unsure2015 September 11
Ariel Andrews
Unsure2006 April 20
Arne Hansen
Unsure1992 June 14 More Info
Arthur Jensen
Unsure1981 November 29
Unsure2019 April 19
Athena Addams
UnsureExact date unknown2020 July 1 More Info
Unsure2016 August 15He was a small time web porn star with CorbinFisher in 2004-2005 with only a few scenes. He went into mainstream media to become a producer for some large networks. He passed away while on vacation.
Autumn Winters
Unsure2015 October 30
Axel Strobye
Unsure2005 July 12 More Info
Baptiste Garcia
Unsure2019 May 11
Barbara Klingered
Unsure1995 December 21
Unsure2015 December 3
Barry Vane
Unsure2011 January 23
Unsure2006 December 10
Beau Buchanan
UnsureAccording to Rialto Report he passed away Jan 12,20202020 January 12
Beau Buchanan
UnsureAccording to Rialto Report he passed away Jan 12,20202020 January 12
Benny Hansen
Unsure1998 August 27
Bernard Musson
UnsureThe actor Bernard Musson, who has appeared in more than 250 films in cinema and television and around fifteen plays in his fifty-year career, died Friday in Paris at the age of 85, Europe 1 learned on Saturday with those around him. 2010 October 29
Bill Eld
UnsureCocaine addicitionUnknownaka Bill Young, William Eld
Bill Margold
Unsure2017 January 17 More Info
Billy C
Unsure2008 August 7
Birger Jensen
Unsure1998 June 18 More Info
Birte Tove
Unsure2016 June 6 More Info
Bjorn Peterson
UnsureExact date unknown.2001 September 1
Bjorn Puggaard-Muller
Unsure1989 May 13 More Info
Blue Blake
Unsure2015 October 13'Blue Blake starred, written, directed and produced many pornographic movies in his life, and in 2005 was inducted into the GayVN Legend Porn Hall of Fame.' - More Info
Bo Dean
Unsure2021 March 30
Bo Hendrixx
Unsure2017 September 27
Bob Asklof
Unsure2011 April 21
Bobby Hart
Unsure2019 May 30
Bobby Vitale
Unsure2017 August 29
Boross Lajos
Unsure2014 August 7
Brandon Iron
UnsureUnknown cause of death2019 April 15Sarah O'Brien (the mother to Brandon's child) told AVN that she discovered Iron's body, but noted that the cause and exact time of his death remain unknown. "I have been given no information, as I am not next of kin," she explained. Iron's birthday was July 14, upon which he would have turned 51. More Info
Unsure2014 April 7
Brenn Wyson
Unsure2018 August 1
Brett Young
Unsure2021 October 27
Brian Hawks
UnsureUnconfirmedUnknownaka Brian Hawks, Brian Hawkes, David Anders; Some sites say he died in a motorcycle or automobile accident; others are not convinced.
Bridgette Lee
UnsureNo details are available about her death.2016 February 21
Brigitte Maier
Unsure2010 November 13
Brok Austin
Unsure2009 March 21
Brooke West
UnsureBrooke West died April 20, 2021 in San Fransisco at the age 59. She had been homeless for for quite some time, stuggling with mental illness and severe drug issues. She looked totally unrecognizable from her younger days when she was in porn.2021 April 20 More Info
Bruce Walker
UnsureUnknown1999 January 1
Calisyn Heart
Unsure2017 January 27
Cameron Fox
Unsure2014 June 12In addition to hardcore porn, he was in the series Wet Palms and starred in a few independent short movies. More Info
Cameron Poe
Unsure2021 May 19
Cami Graham
Unsure2002 December 8
Carlos Batts
UnsureCarlos unexpectedly passed away at the age of 40.2013 October 22 More Info
Carmelo Petix
Unsure2016 July 2
Carter Stevens
Unsure2020 December 30 More Info
Carter Stevens
Unsure2020 December 30 More Info
Casey Jacks
Unsure2019 April 29 More Info
Cecil Howard
Unsure2016 December 16
Celeste Fuentes
Unsure2016 April 20
Celine de Bethune
Unsure2019 December 16 More Info
Chad Douglas
UnsureHis death is rumored.1999 October 11
Charlie Biggs
Unsure2019 March 4
Charlie Elvegard
Unsure2018 May 25 More Info
Cherry Poppens
UnsureCause of death undetermined. 2018 January 23From Billy Watson: Sad news. For those of you might remember Cherry Poppins, she passed Tuesday the 23rd, 35 years young. She was a great model & an even better friend. She was also my PA before starting the next chapter of her life, pastry chef & baker. She is loved & loved bunnies & turtles. RIP. More Info
Cheryl Smith
Unsure2002 October 25
Chris Burke
UnsureFreshman porn star2016 May 31He starred in a few KinkMen, BoundJocks and Guy Bone Media videos. More Info
Christian Rock
Unsure2013 August 23Known for bareback videos. He had HIV but it was unknown if he passed away naturally or Od'ed.
UnsureMay be a drug overdoes2016 April 20 More Info
Clarissa Doll
UnsureSuicide?2006 March 9AVN: "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." More Info
Claudio Portioli
Unsure2004 May 15
Cole Ryder
Unsure2008 July 30Initial reports stated Staph infection but the cause of death seems to be inconclusive. More Info
Cole Taylor
Concha Valero
Unsure2006 October 9
Crissy Moon
Unsure2011 May 31 More Info
Cristine Transex
Unsure2014 January 27
Daddy Zeus
Unsure2012 November 10Founded Zeus Studios, one of the leading BDSM gay studios. More Info
Daimin Cortez
UnsureDetails unavailable2020 March 1Details like exact date or cause are unavailable but performer passed away in early 2020.
Dakota Shine
Unsure2015 October 10
Dakota Skye
Unsure2021 June 9
Damien Cashmere
UnsureDamien Cashmere passed away on June 9, 2015.2015 June 9 More Info
Dan Steele
Unsure2013 October 4 More Info
Dana Douglas
Unsure1998 January 1
Danielle Lace
Unsure2019 January 17
Danny Roddick
UnsurePossible OD2007 September 13While 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.
Danny Stone
UnsureDanny Stone died on 18 December 2012 aged 702012 December 18
Dave Slick
Unsure2018 June 8
David Clark
Unsure2008 December 25 More Info
David Savage
Unsure1992 June 15
Davina Hardman
Unsure2009 November 26
Dawg Dixon
UnsureDeath reported on 08/10/2019 but actual date and circumstances of passing unknown2019 August 10 More Info
Delania Raffino
Unsure1995 April 15
Unsure2011 January 8 More Info
Devon Davis
UnsureDeven Davis, a former adult industry performer who retired from porn almost 20 years ago and went on to become a fashion model and clothing designer, has died.2018 August 17Other than her work as a porn performer and fashion entrepreneur, Davis was perhaps best known as the wife of rock star Jonathan Davis, lead vocalist of the California rap-metal band Korn, which found the peak of its success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Deven Davis and Jonathan Davis married in Hawaii in 2004. They had two children, but filed for divorce in 2016 due to "irreconcilable differences.". More Info
Dominique Aveline
Unsure2009 March 13
UnsureDied "unexpectedly"2019 August 8
Dusk Del Mar
Unsure2010 September 2 More Info
Ed Wood Jr.
Unsure1978 December 10
Eddie Black
UnsureCause of death has not been released.2009 July 28British performer with 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." More Info
Eden Young
Unsure2019 October 9
Edgard Franco
Unsure1996 May 20
Edith Volkmann
Unsure1997 July 29
Edward Roehm
Unsure1985 October 1
Ellen Silva
Unsure2014 February 26
Else Petersen
Unsure2002 August 28
Eric Price
Unsure2018 December 1
Eric Pryor
Unsure2021 January 12
Ernst Hofbauer
Unsure1984 February 24
Evan James
Unsureunknown2014 February 4Details unknown at the moment More Info
Ewert Granholm
Unsure1996 September 1 More Info
Felipe Levy
Unsure2008 July 9
Francis Leroi
Unsure2002 March 21
Frank Defeo
Unsure2018 June 21 More Info
Frank Harris
Unsure2015 April 25
Frank Steele
Unsure2014 April 22
Franz Marischka
Unsure2009 February 18
Unsure2021 May 1Disappeared under mysterious circumstances and found dead in the Willamette river a few weeks later.
George Harrison Marks
Unsure1997 June 27
George S. McDonald
Unsure2019 December 14 More Info
Gerald Graystone
Unsure2010 May 1
Gilbert Servien
Unsure2004 May 27
Gina Gianetti
Unsure2003 August 15
Gisele Backer
Unsure2011 December 1
Golden Jade
Unsure2011 August 13
Goldie Sparxx
UnsureHer obituary didn't menation a cause of death.2010 August 21 More Info
Gotha Andersen
Unsure1984 March 12 More Info
Gothe Grefbo
Unsure1991 May 17
Grant Fagan
Unsure2017 December 7
Greg Steel
Unsure2017 May 29 More Info
Gunnar Lemvigh
Unsure1979 November 15 More Info
Gunner Pierce
Unsure2016 July 15
Haley Paige
UnsureUnknown2007 August 21The cause of her death is still under investigation, awaiting the results of a toxicology report.
Hans Billian
Unsure2007 December 18Probably passed away due to old age.
Hans Billian
Unsure18.12.2007 15:45:56
Hans Vonderthann
Unsure20.10.1993 08:26:24
Hans-Henning Claer
Unsure2002 December 25
Harold Lime
Unsure2008 July 8
Harold Lime
Unsure2008 July 8
Harry S. Morgan
UnsureFound dead in his apartment on April 30, 20112011 April 30 More Info
Harry S. Morgan
UnsureFound dead in his apartment on April 30, 20112011 April 30He was 65 years old. More Info
Henley Hart
Unsure2021 November 15
Herbert Fux
Unsure2007 March 13
Holger Vistisen
Unsure2007 February 13 More Info
Hoody LaVaye
UnsureUnknown2021 December 8No cause of death has been released. More Info
Hunter Bryce
UnsureDid not wake from sleep2011 April 13Details are unknown at this time. More Info
Ib Mossin
Unsure2004 December 17 More Info
Ingrid Langballe
Unsure1975 March 22
Ivete Bonfa
Unsure1991 March 28
Jack Hammer
Unsure2020 March 1 More Info
Jack Mason
Unsure2012 March 30 More Info
Jacqueline Carol
Unsure2018 January 24Broadway star and dabbled in softcore porn.
Jacques Gatteau
Unsure2008 July 27
Jacques Marbeuf
Unsure1993 July 14
Jacquie Blu
UnsurePassed away in her sleep2021 May 22 More Info
James E. Myers
Unsure2001 May 10
Janus Rainer
Unsure2016 May 3 More Info
Unsure2017 September 27
Jarod Diamond
Unsure2013 August 8
Jasmine Grey
Unsure2005 December 10 More Info
Jason Arrow
Unsure2021 January 5
Jason Maze
Unsure2018 October 20
Jason Tamm
Unsure2014 September 6
Jasper Gude
Unsure2019 February 2
Jay Dymel
Unsure2019 June 13
Jean Clark
Unsure2009 January 11
Jean Droze
Unsure1995 November 3
Jean Garrett
Unsure1996 April 21
Jean Garrett
Unsure1996 April 21
Jean Jennings
Unsure2011 September 3
Jean-Louis Tristan
Unsure2008 July 19
Jeanne Darville
Unsure1995 September 5
Jennifer Welles
Unsure2018 June 26
Jessy Bernardo
Unsure2017 October 20
Unsure2019 June 5
Jimmy Z
UnsureUnknown cause2014 August 12He was well known for the body building softcore porn.
Joan Turner
Unsure2009 March 1
Joanna Thomas
Unsure April 26
Joe D'Amato
Unsure1999 January 23
Joey Valentine
UnsureCause of death not disclosed2010 December 16Family 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.
Johan Thiersen
Unsure2001 April 20 More Info
John Christopher
Unsure1984 July 1
John Christopher
Unsure1984 July 1
John Doo
Unsure2012 February 2
Jose Benazeraf
Unsure2012 December 1
Josef Moosholzer
Unsure18.02.2004 15:52:56
Joselyn Pink
Unsure2017 September 9 More Info
Joseph Darling
Unsure1994 April 12
Joshua Berlin
UnsureBerlin drowned with both methamphetamine and the club drug GHB in his system.2011 January 26Joshua 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. More Info
Judy Star
Unsure2010 July 6
Junior Carioca
Unsure2015 April 18Confirmed by Alex Ferraz on his Facebook page.
Unsure2015 January 22He had a very long career starting in late 1990s and active until his passing. It's unknown how he officially passed away.
Kan Rojas
Unsure2020 March 18 More Info
Kandee Lopes
UnsureUnknown cause of death.2015 September 4 More Info
Kandi Barbour
UnsureAllegedly died homeless in San Fransisco2012 January 18Carter 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." More Info
Kane Bryant
Unsure" Although he had a full life, he had struggles of his own that he wanted to overcome"2017 March 29
Karl Stegger
Unsure1980 April 13 More Info
Kash Satal
Unsure2018 September 16
Kate Mundt
Unsure2004 May 5
Keld Holm
Unsure2009 July 4 More Info
Ken Scudder
Unsure2018 December 20
Ken Yontz
Unsure2021 April 8
Kenny Dee
Unsureundisclosed2005 July 11DeCARLO, 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.
Kenny Drew
Unsure1993 August 4 More Info
Unsure2020 August 16 More Info
Kimberly Devine
Unsure2016 January 29
Kimberly Wood
Unsure2021 February 26
Unsure2020 June 22 More Info
Kirsten Passer
Unsure2012 March 22 More Info
Kitty Catherine
Unsure2019 July 2 More Info
Kitty Yung
Unsure2004 November 20
Kris Slater
Unsure2021 April 19 More Info
Kristen Kane
Unsure2014 March 13
Kyle Stone
Unsure2018 September 13
La Veneno
UnsureShe died from a fall in the bathroom caused by a massive intake of pills.2016 November 9 More Info
Lady Cartier
Unsure2012 May 23
Lars Lennartson
Unsure1992 January 15 More Info
Laura Cannon
Unsure2010 June 17
Lavinia Silva
Unsure2016 April 20
Leo Alfano
Unsure2021 July 10
Lexi Carrington
Unsure2009 April 18
Lexi Davis
UnsureUnknown2016 September 22Passed away sometime around Sept 22, 2016. Probably within the previous week.
Lilli Carati
UnsureLilli Carati died of brain tumor.2014 October 20 More Info
Lilly Foster
UnsureNo known cause of death2020 May 11
Linkin Kurtis
Unsure2010 July 16 More Info
Lone Wolf
Unsure2021 March 27
Loni Evans
Unsure2017 January 1 More Info
Lou Ganapoler
Unsure2002 January 23
Lucia Hyde
Unsure2018 May 27
Maddison Knox
Unsure2009 January 17
Marc Porel
Unsure1983 August 15
Unsure2015 August 25
Marion Eaton
Unsure2011 April 6
Max London
Unsure2021 August 8
Max Montavon
Unsure1983 September 22
Mette von Kohl
Unsure1975 March 24Died in Denmark; cause unknown
Mia Peach
Unsure2012 June 19 More Info
Michael Lennox
Unsure2005 February 23
Michael Stearns
UnsureMichael Stearns died on October 3, 2007 in Olney, Montana, USA.2007 October 3
Mike Robbins
UnsureDeath of death is approximate2011 February 1
Unsure2019 November 26
Unsure2012 February 25
Monica Melao
Unsure2013 December 15
Murrill Maglio
UnsureMurrill W. Maglio, 63, of Palm City, Florida, passed away suddenly, Thursday, June 4, 2015 at his home.2015 June 4 More Info
Nadia Night
UnsureUnknown2020 December 3A GoFundMe has been set up to cover funeral expenses: More Info
Nathan Price
Unsure2012 July 2 More Info
Unsure2019 September 30
UnsureFalling into a Quarry2005 August 31 More Info
Nicole Clitman
Unsure2019 March 12 More Info
Nikk Toretto
Unsure2021 September 8
Nikki Kane
UnsureCause of death not disclosed2012 September 16Death noted from obituaries sent to us.
Noah Storm
Unsure2018 April 1
Ody Fraga
Unsure1987 September 4
Ole Ege
Unsure2018 December 24
Ole Monty
Unsure1977 February 24 More Info
Ole Soltoft
Unsure1999 May 9
Olivia Lua
Unsure2018 January 18 More Info
Olivier Mathot
Unsure2011 December 27
Otto Brandenburg
Unsure2007 March 1 More Info
Pamella Anderson
Unsure2010 May 4
Patrice Cabanel
Unsure2005 June 12
Patrick M. Wright
Unsure2004 December 9
Paul Bisciglia
Unsure2013 April 18
Paul Hagen
Unsure2003 May 19 More Info
Pedro de Lara
Unsure2007 September 13
Peter Balakoff
Unsurecauses unknown2000 October 29According to IMDB, he died in Brooklyn.
Peter Balakoff
Unsure2000 October 29
Peter Savage
Unsure1981 December 29
Peter Savage
Unsure1981 December 29
Phil Prinz
Unsure2018 September 11
Phil Prinz
Unsure2018 September 11
Pierre Danny
Unsure1989 May 9
Preben Mahrt
Unsure1989 December 19 More Info
Priscilla Alden
Unsure2007 August 24
Unsure2014 February 25
Raffaele Rossi
Unsure2007 October 27
Ralph E. Whittington
UnsureDubbed ‘King of Porn2019 August 6 More Info
Randy Paul
Unsure2022 November 1 More Info
Raoul Curet
Unsure2016 December 29
Raven Bay
Unsure2021 October 2
Ray Dennis Steckler
Unsure2009 January 7
Reggie Nalder
Unsure1991 November 19
Riccardo Schicchi
Unsure2012 December 9
Richard Mahler
Unsureundisclosed2007 March 6AVN: 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.
Richard Montford
UnsureUnknown2009 July 1Director/photographer Richard Montfort was found dead in his home in Burbank, CA. He was 53. Details of his death are not available.
Rick Cassidy
Unsure2013 December 23As with many models at the time, he started out as a body builder and crossed over into hardcore porn soon after.
Ridder Rivera
Unsure2020 August 29 More Info
Robbie Fisher
Unsure2019 August 1 More Info
Robert Le Ray
Unsure1996 February 10
Roberto Mauro
Unsure2004 April 29
Roman Heart
Unsure2019 September 12Circumstances of his death are unknown and news only circulated nearly a year after the purported date of his passing. Exact date unknown.
Rosl Mayr
Unsure1981 June 26
Unsure2019 February 9Whiteacre said sheriffs’ deputies indicated no sign of foul play or indication of suicide; however, they had suspected a possible drug overdose. “[She] apparently died quietly in her sleep,” Whiteacre told XBIZ
Rudolf Schundler
Unsure1988 December 12
Rudy Lenoir
Unsure1995 November 23
Unsure2019 December 13
Samia Christal
Unsure2016 October 29
Sarah Wild
UnsureUnknown cause of death2013 November 8Brandon Iron confirmed her death, but did not have details. More Info
Sascha Alexandre
Unsure2016 July 2 More Info
Sasha Gram
Unsure2014 December 21
Scarlet Begonia
UnsureCause of death was not specified2011 July 29Scarlet Begonia was a longtime busniess parter and editor with Luc Wylder. More Info
Scott Masters
UnsureDied during 2020. Exact date unknown.2021 January 1
Unsure2012 March 26
Secret C.
Unsure2019 October 21
Sepp Gneissl
Unsure2014 October 24
Sergio Canali
UnsureUnknown causes1994 August 15aka Paul Di Rosa, Paul Francis Sypek
Sergio Hingst
Unsure2004 November 7
UnsureBareback Performer2013 September 21Sewperman had performed for many bareback studios and had recently created a new studio with Peto Coast, whom he was apparently dating at the time of his passing. It was reported to be due to a "heart attack" with no extra information. He was 30 at the time of his passing.
Sheila Sanchez
Unsure2016 April 20
Shyla Stylez
UnsureThe adult filmmaking community was reeling late Friday afternoon after learning about the passing of longtime star Shyla Stylez, who was 35.2017 November 9 More Info
Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen
Unsure1982 April 24 More Info
Snow Bunni
Unsure2017 April 2
Sophie Roche
UnsureUnknown; perhaps suicide2002 January 1Videotek 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... "
Soren Stromberg
Unsure2001 May 9 More Info
Steve Pierce
UnsureUnsure2009 March 12Popular performer active between 1995-2004. He specialized in BDSM, leather films. No reason given in his obit. He was 44 years old. More Info
Steven Apostolof
Unsure2005 August 14
Unsure2008 March 7
UnsureNo cause of death is known2016 December 6 More Info
Unsure2011 July 6
Suzanne Kelly
Unsure2021 September 14
Tallie Cochrane
Unsure2011 May 21
Tarise Taylor
Unsure2021 February 13
Taylor Aims
UnsurePassed away in February 2012 of unknown causes2021 February 1Exact date unknown.
Tera Bond
Unsure2017 October 11
Tiffany Cross
Unsure2019 February 7
Tim Kelly
Unsure2021 August 5
Toby Ross
Unsure2003 June 13
Tolly Crystal
UnsureFell to her death2002 January 1Snowman: 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.
Tommy Ritter
UnsureNo details were made public2021 July 23Date of death listed is date it was made public. Actual date and cause of death were not shared. More Info
Treshawn Valentino
Unsure2021 April 2
Tristan Paris
Unsure2017 January 5
Trixie Kelly
UnsureUnknown cause of death2017 August 27
Turk Lyon
Unsure1990 December 12
Ty Thomas
Unsure2021 May 6
Unsure2014 July 1
Unknown Male 258549-I
UnsureFound dead after a substance-caused disappearance2019 January 17Disappeared mid-January and his body was found dead in the woords in February. He was probably under the influence when he disappeared but no cause of death was provided in news reports.
Unsure2006 February 21
Valerie Marron
Unsure2008 October 13
Valso Holm
Unsure1987 December 19 More Info
Vanessa 69
Unsure2015 April 13
Vanessa 69
Unsure2015 April 13
Velvet Summers
UnsureVelvet Summers passed away in 2006. She was 45
Victoria Adams
Unsure2018 May 1
Viviany Victorelly
UnsureFound dead in her apartment2015 January 20
Wakefield Poole
Unsure2021 October 27 More Info
Wakefield Poole
Unsure2021 October 27 More Info
Werner Hedmann
UnsureUnknown2005 July 26
Werner Hedmann
Unsure2005 July 26 More Info
William Hunter
UnsureUnknown1998 January 1gay porn producer/director More Info
Willy Rozier
Unsure1983 May 29
Yumika Hayashi
UnsureUnknown2005 June 29From 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.
Zebedy Colt
Unsure2004 May 29
Zebedy Colt
Unsure2004 May 29
Zoe Parker
Unsure2020 September 12