There are several questions surrounding recent news media reports of the death of a popular porn actor. Rylan Knox, an adult entertainment performer for multiple studios, apparently took his life, according to friends.

The website Str8UpGayPorn.com is reporting that Knox, a gay porn “star,” died of an apparent suicide. Knox, the website claims, performed in scenes for Falcon, NakedSword and Hot House studios.

The story of Knox’s death was tweeted and shared throughout the social media sphere. Miami Beach porn actor Nick Cross was one of the first to tweet of Knox’s death. Another porn actor, Ryan Rose, tweeted, “A colleague of mine took his life today please please please Love thy self & everyone around you.”

SFGN is attempting to verify Knox’s death. A call to the LGBT liaison, Det. Jose Fernandez of the Miami Beach Police Department, got nowhere. Fernandez said he was not aware of any suicide by a porn actor in Miami Beach.

Str8UpGayPorn reports Knox hung himself in his boyfriend’s apartment on April 29. Cross was the first to reveal the death in several tweets, although it appears those tweets have been deleted.

Knox’s suicide raises many questions surrounding the porn industry. David Elijah, a Facebook commentator, took to SFGN’s page on Monday afternoon, “We need to question why this happens so often in that business.”

Falcon, NakedSword and Hot House studios have yet to issue a statement regarding Knox’s reported death.


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