Adult film star Billy Herrington dies at 48

Adult film actor and bodybuilder Billy Herrington died in a car accident over this weekend. He was 48 years old.

Chi Chi LaRue shared the tragic news Saturday on Facebook, writing: “Im Sad to say, Billy unfortunately died as a result of a terrible terrible car accident.”

R I P BillyKeep Heaven Strong!😔😢

Posted by Chi Chi LaRue on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Herrington’s mother also confirmed the news in a Facebook post.

During his decade-long career, which began in the late ’90s, Herrington appeared in a total of 17 adult films from studios including Colt, All Worlds, and Pacific Sun. Some of his film credits include 9½ Inches, Lords Of The Locker Room, and Flesh Trap. He was named Colt Man of the Year in 2000, and in 2002 he won an Adult Erotic Gay Video Award.

In 2007, Herrington enjoyed brief fame as an internet meme in Japan after clips from one of his films titled “Workout Muscular Men 3” became used as a bait-and-switch video and the source material for high-quality MAD remixes.