Gay Porn Star Mysteriously Dead

Categories: Gaaaaayyyyyy

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Erik Rhodes was a charismatic porn icon who was open about various addictions, and who had coped with rage issues.

Last time I spoke to him, he was incredibly charming and funny and delightful to be around.

Sadly, he reportedly died this morning.

His boyfriend and other loved ones are in deep pain, and my heart goes out to them.


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Chuckles Hotzenpfeff
Chuckles Hotzenpfeff

Sad that he died, but the only "mysterious" part is that it didn't happen years ago. He kept more drugs in him than Amy Winehouse's travel bag.

VonD
VonD

Between the roids and his meth abuse, his body was really being pushed to the limit.

VonD
VonD

RIP. He was a stunner from head to toe.

LIMEN !
LIMEN !

The porn  business has always had it's dark, sad, lonely, and insidious side. Having a business in the old Marlin Beach Hotel, I saw and encounttered some of the hotest young men from across the world. And got many jobs in the porn business. Just like the show girls that Iknew and loved in Las Vegas. Well for more than 45 years I tried to teach them that the star that shines the most brilliant, burns out the quickest. His writings were deep with that call for help. And I think some one close to him shoul document this dear young mans calling out to all of us. We can be our own best friend. And then we can be or own worst enemy! It's like one day your number one, then tomorrow there's a new boy in town. I always got enjoyment from his works. It's like I tell my young boyfriend, live life to the fullest, and always be kind to every one you meet. Sad. Hope that his loved ones can always carry him on in there hearts. Thank you Musto for this sad announcement. He'll be missed!

freddiemessina
freddiemessina

It is very sad that he had to go needlessly and so young. My condolences go out to his loved ones. However, having said that, would we even give a fuck if he wasn't some hot porn star? It's weird to me how we react based on superficial reasons.

Bttmboi4ever
Bttmboi4ever

May my dear friend James aka Eric Rhodes RIP. I had the chance of meeting Eric Rhodes in 2006 in NYC while I was there visiting a good friend who is another well known pornstar who is no longer with us RIP Jermey Reddick . He is such an amazing person and I'm glad I had the chance to spend time with him even though it wasn't that long . I love you & miss you buddy till we meet again .

Donho
Donho

He had a fat ass and a pin dick. see you later blog boy

Oil
Oil

His blogs say that he was in a dark state of mind but how does that fully explain the death?

MuscleJockTX
MuscleJockTX

 Thank you for posting this notice of Mr. Rhode's sad departure, Mr. M.  It occurred to me, if his gay friends have a Memorial service, some skilled chanteuse should belt out the theme song from Valley Of The Dolls. It would be the ultimate tribute.  Despite how many critics have written off that movie as an overdone, cornball, melodramatic b-movie, it's become a gay cult classic, and there's actually a lot of truth to its themes of the ugly side of the film business. And the lyrics are almost eerily poignant, seeing as how this poor lost boy wrote so much about being so conflicted with his film work (and side work with men who pay for company), and seemed to want so badly to "get off the merry go round."  If I lived up there in NYC, I'd pitch in for that.  I never met him. But I'll never forget him.

MuscleJockTX
MuscleJockTX

 If you read his blogs (still online as of tonight) you will find the full answers to your questions.  Google his 'star' name, and they'll pop up.  He was actually a pretty damn good writer, and the ultimate inside chronicler of the non-mainstream businesses he was in.  I never got to meet him, and yet, strange as it may sound, I feel a loss from his untimely departure.

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

Someone note for the record this rare instance of a figure who'd be normally dismissed by polite society being eulogized with poignancy and respect for a change.

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