In case anyone ever wondered about the mortality rates of the adult industry...
The following is fairly comprehensive regarding the approx. 35 years of adult film.
Julie Robbins - Car Crash - 9/22/2005
Livia Choice - Car accident - 6/10/2005
Britney Madison - Car Crash - 4/30/2005
Holly Landers - Car crash - 1/1/2003
François Girard - Electricuted - 2002
Linda Lovelace - Car accident - 04/22/2002
Teri Diver - OD - 1/2/01 (Prescription medicine)
Veronica Blue - Car accident - 6/22/2000
Kim Kitaine - Drowned - 4/1/99
Tiffany Rose - Car crash - 1998
Krysti Lynn - auto accident - 12/7/95
Tommy Wilde - Auto accident - 4/94
Joey Stefano - OD - 11/21/94
Tom Farrell - Hit and run as he urinated by a road at night - 9/2/93
Leilani - accident related to psychological turmoil - 2/4/93
Leo Ford - Motorcycle accident, hit by truck - 7/15/91
Laurien Wilde - Auto Accident - 1984
Dick Fisk - car crash - 10/31/83
Bob Blount - motorcycle accident - late 70s?
Sandy Dempsey - Boating Accident - Unknown
Marc Radcliffe - Accidental drowning in his bathtub - Possibly on drugs at time.
Chance Ryder - Accidental overdose of anti-psychotic prescription drugs - November, 1999
The next category A.I.D.S. is clearly the biggest killer and research seems to indicate approx. 90% of those deaths are males in the gay porn industry. Was sad to see Lisa de Leeuw on the list, probably as a result of working with John Holmes who was known to have done some gay films.
Karen Dior - AIDS complications (cirrhosis of the liver) - 08/25/2004
Mason Flynt - AIDS - 1/4/2002
Brett Ford - AIDS/HIV-related complications - 12/25/2001
Chuck Holmes - AIDS/HIV-related complications - 9/9/2000
Lisa Melendez - AIDS - 9/1999
Sparky O'Toole - AIDS - 8/1999 Shared the wrong needle.
Scott O'Hara - AIDS, lymphoma - 2/18/98
Kurt Houston - Liver failure - 8/23/97
Bob Shane - AIDS - 7/1/97
Chet Thomas - AIDS - 3/23/97
Richard Locke - AIDS - 9/25/96
Steve Kennedy AIDS - 1995-97 aka Luke Bender; Exact date of death unknown
Eric Stone - AIDS - 12/24/96
Brad Braverman - AIDS - 1/10/96
Ben Barker - AIDS - 9/28/95
Lon Flexx - AIDS - 9/15/95
Pierce Daniels - AIDS - 7/8/95
Jon King - AIDS - 3/8/95
Chris Burns - AIDS - 2/26/95
Jason Steele - AIDS - 2/25/95
Kip Tyler - AIDS - 1995
Melchor Diaz - AIDS - 1995
Joe Simmons - AIDS complications - 10/2/95
Glenn Steers - AIDS - 9/17/94
Jeff Lawrence - AIDS - 7/31/94
Brad Peters - AIDS - 5/31/94
Craig Markle - AIDS - 1994
Morelle DeKeigh - AIDS - 1994 - pre-op transsexual
Scott Taylor - AIDS - 12/22/94
Zeff Ryan - AIDS - 1/94
Clint Lockner - AIDS - 6/17/93
Luc Colton - AIDS - 5/18/93
Lei Lani - AIDS - 1993 - She-male star
Lisa de Leeuw - AIDS complications - 11/11/93
Tyler Regan - Valley fever - 10/93
Paul Pellettieri - AIDS - 10/93
Scott Bond - AIDS complications - 10/29/93
Keith Ardent - AIDS - 9/9/92
Jake Corbin - AIDS - 9/27/92
Al Parker - AIDS - 8/17/92
Glenn Dime - AIDS - 8/12/92
Roy Garret - AIDS - 4/3/92
Tim Kramer - AIDS - 4/15/92
Lucky Luc - AIDS - 3/2/92
Chris Williams - AIDS - 9/11/91
Darryl Weld - AIDS - 7/24/91
Lee Ryder - AIDS - 7/10/91
Christopher Rage - AIDS - 4/24/91
Frank Vickers - AIDS - 2/24/91
Bill Harrison - AIDS - 10/18/91
Nick Elliot - AIDS - 9/2/90 - renowned cinematographer
Steve Kreig - AIDS - 9/13/90
Tony Bravo - AIDS - 7/25/90
Chris Ladd - AIDS - 11/14/90
Johnny Dawes - AIDS - 7/25/89
Luke - AIDS - 6/20/89
Marc Stevens - AIDS 1989
Ryder Hansen - AIDS - 10/18/89
John Holmes - Cardiac arrest, encephalitis and AIDS - 3/13/88
Jim Moore- AIDS - 11-28-88
Casey Donovan - AIDS - 8/10/87
J.W. King - AIDS - 12/5/86
Joey Yale - AIDS - 1984-85
Wade Nichols - AIDS, not suicide as once thought - 01/28/85
Jeremy Brent - AIDS - 1980s
Marco Vassi - AIDS - Unknown
Chuck Vincent - AIDS - mid-80s - Popular film director
Lance - AIDS - Early 1990s
Jim Ed Thompson - AIDS - Unknown
Arthur Bressan, Jr. - AIDS - Unknown
Val Martin - AIDS - Unknown
Jesse Koehler - AIDS - Unknown
Ed Dinakos - AIDS - Unknown
Steve Taylor - AIDS - Unknown
Nick Rogers - AIDS - Unknown
Steve Loignon - AIDS - Unknown
Dave Connors - AIDS - Unknown
Eric Stryker - AIDS - Unknown
Mike Davis - AIDS - Unknown
Thom Katt - AIDS - Unknown
Jaap Penrat - AIDS - Unknown
Ken Diamond - AIDS - Unknown
Lee Richards - AIDS - Unknown
Rydar Hanson - AIDS - Unknown
MEDICAL / NATURAL:
Peter van Aarle - Heart attack - 9/18/2005
Duck Dumont - Heart Attack - 8/14/2005
Barry Knight - Heart Attack - 7/16/05
Bob Zak - Heart Attack - 6/27/2005
Clive McLean - Cancer - 3/29/2005
Tony Alizzi - Heart Attack (also HIV and drugs played some part, if not directly) - 01/03/2005
Jim Holliday - Complications due to Type II Diabetes - 12/15/2004
Lea DeMae - Brain Cancer - 12/09/2004
Fabio Scorpion - Heart Attack - 11/24/2004
Dante - Natural Causes, cereberal aneurysm - March 2002
Bobby Astyr - Lung Cancer - April 2002
Woody Long - head injury - 9/28/2002 According to AVN, Woody had a stroke on 9/16/02, fell down a flight of stairs, and hit his head.
Chuck Traynor - Heart Attack - 7/22/2002
Bobby Hollander - Brain Malignancy - 3/7/2002
Winston Love - Meningitis - 2002
Devon Renfro - Brain Aneurysm - 12/25/2002
Greg Ross - Asthma attack - 10/4/2002
Bob Tremont - Pneumonia and liver problems - 03/10/2002
Robert Rimmer - He was 84. - 8/1/2001
Alex deRenzy - Stroke, Diabetic Attack - 6/8/2001
Robert Kirsch - Non-AIDS-related cancer: lymphoma - 5/5/2001
Alfonso Ribeiro - Meningitis - 2001
Dean Roberson - Lung Cancer - 11/23/2001
Steve Regis - Heart Failure - 07/26/2001
Leslie Glass - Cancer - 8/4/2000
Anthony Spinelli - complications due to pneumonia - 5/30/00
Bruce Seven - Complications from stroke and emphysema - 1/15/2000
Eartha Quake - Complications from pregnancy - 3/15/1999
Bob Vosse - Heart Attack - 1999
Joey Carson - Heart Attack - 2/26/98
John Derek - Cancer - 1998 - Directed "Love You"; most recently married to Bo Derek
Scorpio - stomach cancer and complications from AIDS - 12/24/98
Matt Gunther - Heart Attack - 5/27/97 - Had AIDS
Rene Bond - Liver problems - 6/2/96
Terri Hall - Cancer - 1995
Moana Pozzi - liver cancer - 9/15/94
Jack Baker - Cancer - 11/13/94
Stasha - Leukemia - 4/93 - Post-op T/S star from 1992.
Angelique Pettijohn - Cancer - 2/12/92
Mark Weiss - Undisclosed medical reasons - 1992
Joseph Tiffenbach - Heart attack - 1/27/92
Buster - Congenital Heart Failure - 2/10/91
Mark Reynolds - Heart attack - 1989
Kurt Marshall - AIDS-related kidney disease - 10/10/88
Kevin James - Testicular Cancer - 1987
Ajita Wilson - Cerebral Hemorrhage - 1987
Lauren Dominique - Cancer - 6/86
Michael Bruce - testicular cancer - 1985
Tina Russell - Acute alcoholism - 5/21/81
Jack Deveau - Lung cancer - Unknown
Dick Masters - Spinal cancer, not AIDS-related - Unknown
Taylor Summers - Stabbed to Death - March 2004
Nozomi Momoi - Stabbed to death - 2002/10/12 - Japanse AV star; involved in bizarre murder/suicide pact.
Lolo Ferrari - Murder? - 3/5/00
Steve Cadro - Bludgeoned and stabbed to death - 3/21/00
Brandon Wilde - Murdered - Winter 96
Derek Powers - Murdered - 5/19/96
Christopher Lance - Stabbed - 4/24/94
Artie Mitchell - Shot by his brother Jim - 1991/02/27
Charli Waters - Murdered - 1989
J. Brian - Unknown - Unknown
The next catagory is probably the second most significant threat to the industry after AIDS.
Tim Barnett - Suide by hanging - 7/13/05
Rex Cabo / Lance Heywood - Jumped off a building - 4/29/05
Karen Lancaume - Overdose - 1/28/2005
Johnny Rahm - Hanged himself - 11/7/2004
Jay Anthony - Suicide, reasons and method unknown - April, 2003
Naughtia Childs - Suicide? Jumped/Fell off her balcony - 01/07/2002
Mark - 9/1/2000
Jon Vincent - Drug overdose/suicide - 5/3/2000
Brad Chase - Hanged himself - 4/19/2000
Kyle McKenna - Suicide, OD'd on pills of some sort- 3/14/2000 His parents refused to claim his body (they had long ago rejected their homosexual son), so Kyle's ex-boyfriend and friends had him cremated. His ashes scattered over the mountain where he loved to snowboard.
Wendy O. Williams - self-inflicted gunshot wound - 4/7/98 Lead singer of The Plasmatics, appeared in "Candy Goes To Hollywood"
Steve Fox - Suicide - 10/23/97
Christian Fox - drug overdose - 10/96
Alex Jordan - self-inflicted asphyxiation by hanging - 7/2/95
Joel Curry - Suicide - 10/2/95 Method unknown, after death of his mother
Cal Jammer - self-inflicted gunshot wound - 1/25/95
Savannah - self-inflicted gunshot wound - 7/11/94
Rod Phillips - Suicide by drug OD as he lay dying of AIDS - 6/7/93
Celia Young - Unknown method - 1992
Alan Lambert - Suicide by gunshot - 12/92
Nancee Kellee - self-inflicted asphyxiation by hanging - 11/91
Megan Leigh - self-inflicted gunshot wound - 6/16/90
Kristine Heller - Suicide - 1989?
Shauna Grant - self-inflicted gunshot wound - 3/23/84
Mary Millington - Suicide - 8/19/79
Melba Bruce - Unknown method - 1977
Claudia Fielers - Not Sure How - Unknown
Lynn Tars - Unknown method - Unknown
Andy Mantegna - Suicide, Method Unknown - Unknown
Susanna Britton - Suicide - Unknown
This category seems to be the third major threat to the industry following AIDS and suicide.
Eva Lux - Heroin Overdose - 9/20/2005
Rebecca Steele - OD'd on Carisoprodol; suffering from AIDS - 1/18/2004
Mike Henson - Overdose of heroin - 9/21/2002 Was HIV+, death was not AIDS related
Leo Masters - Heart Failure due to Drug Overdose - 6/22/2001
Christian Murphy - Overdose, Crystal Meth - 1/23/2001
Jamoo - OD - 8/31/00
J.D. Ram - drug overdose - 9/30/98 heroin overdose
Trinity Loren - drug overdose - 10/28/98
Daniel Holt - Heart attack after accidental drug OD - 11/20/93
Chanel Price - Drug overdose - 12/20/1992
Arcadia Lake - Overdose - 1990
Fred Halsted - OD'd on sleeping pills - 1988
Linda Wong - Overdose - 12/7/87
Jill Munro - Heroin OD - 1982
Chloe Jones - Passed away unexpectedly - 6/4/2005
Amber Sexxxum - Unknown - 7/26/2002
Tolly Crystal - Fell to her death - 2002
Bruce Walker - Unknown - 1999
William Hunter - Unknown - 1998
Kathy Harcourt - Shot in the head - Mid 80s?
Sounds like a shitty business to be in
Shit. I heard about a certain redhaired, cute porn star who had to leave the industry after she did a scene where a bunch of well hung guys did her IDP
she had to spend twice the amount of money she earned fixing her butt.
Who was it?
Havent heard of 95% of the ppl on that list. Didn't know Chloe Jones died, she was hot.
Seems to me people are DYING to get into it.
Cloe Jones death was listed as Liver failure, she had leukemia several years ago and had epilepsy. I know for a fact some epilepsy meds are not good for the liver.
I think Chloe Jones died of Liver Failure waiting for a transplant.
Gee you think it was drugs?
</wanders off to wash hands>
Actually for 35 years it isn't bad. I think you'd find similar mortality rates in sports and rock.
I think the AIDS thing is the big issue (and it seems to be largely a gay thing) that is exclusive in numbers to the adult industry.
And while drugs and suicide are prominent the numbers are remarkable low considering. I think you'd find higher numbers in the rock industry.
Does it count as necrophilia if the porn star in the video is dead?
nice big titted redhead.....aids complications....that sucks
Note to self: Don't accept rides from porn actors.....
According to eodtech2000 it was Leukemia.
Only if they were dead when they starred in the movie.
Probably a good thing, most were representative of the Male Gay porn industry.
Good call. I could never part with my Trinity Loren movies.
She was listed as having Leukemia several years ago but I think she was in remission.
It was listed that she had kidney/liver problems, some of the epilepsy drugs like dilantin are poisonous to the liver. My friend in high school had to take blood tests every month to check his liver due to dilantin.
I had read she was on a transplant list, all the information on her death is a little sketchy.
beat me by a few seconds...
In a fatalistic sort of way, I'm curious how you compiled this list.
According to a couple dancers who knew Chole, she was a serious pill addict. The one said she had major health issues, but mainly took pain pills like no one she'd even seen. She supposedly did anything to get the pills.
Goto RAME.net or IAFD.com (same place)
Um....good to know.
I read some article about the industry that chloe was interviewed for (i think it was in esquire?) and so was rocco stif-whatever. In the article it was stated that Rocco was HIV+.
The only ones who ring a bell were Savannah, (she was smoking hot) and of course Linda Lovelace...
Poor Savannah. That asshole that was there that night let her kill herself. Don't know how he lives with himself.
Looks like you're less likely to die than the general population if you're in porn.
Supposedly, most US porn stars won't do anything with Rocco and he refuses to wear condoms. He now only does movies out countries with no HIV testing requirements.
Just because Lisa De Leeuw worked with Holmes doesn't make it likely that she caught HIV from him. Given the lifestyles of the business it's far more likely she caught it from a dirty (shared) needle.
Arcadia Lake RIP. A true beauty.
As for the suicides........if they had learned to shoot targets instead of their own noggins they might have learned a little stress relief.
Thanks for the eye-opening info dude................but regardless...............I still like porn!
Any idea about the total number of actors/actresses employed during that period?
Did you find an average age in your vast topical research
Might be interesting.
Hey the porn industry is evolving with the times (some things do evolve!).
Now, you see (or maybe you don't) most (if not all) of the men are using these pink/flesh colored condoms.
I, for one, am darn glad to see it (or not).
P.S. why didn't the Creator provide some Intelligent Design and give porn stars some extra protection? Goodness knows, they need it. Next thing you know, porn will be dead.
When i first saw her, she was like the girl next door. Then 2 biker guys stepped in. Ruh roh!
Now she just strips in Vegas after her unfortunate butt incident
oh man, amee donovan was hot.
story here http://www.lukeisback.com/stars/stars/amee_donovan.htm
Could be but apparantly he ain't dead yet.
Unless you do male gay porn.
That would be true if she did drugs. I'm not aware of her having had a habit.
And she worked with Holmes a LOT. And she died within 5 years of Holmes which makes him a fair candidate.
Not a lot of "old schoolers" had AIDS.
"sorry to hear about the 3 tears in your ass"
Talk about blowing an o-ring!
Looks like SteyrAug is looking at the IAFD database! Maybe that whole Bush against porn thing has got him worried so he's buying up the "pre-ban" porn now!!!
Speaking of porn stars......whatever became of taija rae?
I don't think that the list is complete. Colleen Applegate dies from a self inflicted .22lr to the chest and isn't there.
+1. I believe there was an actress named Silver who killed herself. Can't access Excaliburfilms.com here at work to confirm.
I've learned one thing reading all of this....
<BR>I'm older than Porn.
Jim Holliday - Complications due to Type II Diabetes - 12/15/2004
Isn't this the filmmaker who was close to Jill Kelly?? He seemed like a cool guy. I had a couple of his films.
I knew of Chloe Jones, too. I thought she was a blonde-headed babe.
I still want to know what IDP is. In Da Poop-chute?
I was thinking the same thing..I guess im not the only one that thought she was good looking :)
reading that list, Ron "the hedgehog" Jeremy is one of the luckiest men alive so far.