RIP

Gay adult film performer Macanao Torres dead at 35

Macanao Torres, a Spanish gay adult performer who worked with numerous studios over the years, died by suicide at his home in Murcia, Spain on December 29. He was 35 years old.

The Spanish-language site Shangay reports that Torres, whose real name was Pedro Oliver, jumped off the roof of his apartment building. Shangay adds that Torres left the industry in 2016 after a decade of appearing in films. When he retired, he also announced he’d been diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma and that doctors expected him to live for only 10 more years.

Torres was vocal about how studios handle HIV-testing, fighting for more transparency and better adherence to health policies.

If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.