Casey Jacks — a gay adult video performer who shot scenes with Corbin Fisher, Falcon Studios, Hot House, Men.com and Next Door Studios — died yesterday at age 29. But while his agent, Chris Crisco, confirmed the news, some of Jacks’ adult industry peers have said that he may have died from suicide.
In a tweet (below), Crisco wrote, “It’s with a very heavy heart that I write this. Casey Jacks passed away yesterday. His brother just confirmed the news. I will always remember his contagious smile and his amazing personality. Please pray for Casey today. I know his #ChoiceTalent family & I will miss him dearly.”
Jacks last tweeted on April 26.
It’s with a very heavy ?? that I write this. @CaseyJacksXXX passed away yesterday. His brother just confirmed the news. I will always remember his contagious smile and his amazing personality. Please pray for Casey today. I know his #choicetalent family & I will miss him dearly? pic.twitter.com/PgbKzi0VbT
— Chris Crisco (@mrChris_Crisco) April 30, 2019
Several of Jacks’ colleagues mourned his passing in public tweets:
One of the most fun nights I’ve ever had was dancing at Roscoes all night to Britney Spears with Casey!
He was such a fun, warm, loving person! I love you bro and will miss the hell out of you!
— Michael Roman (@RomanMichaelXXX) May 1, 2019
Stunned and heartbroken by this news. Casey was light spirit, funny and a pleasure to be around. Always smiling and laughing, it’s a terribly sad day. ?
— Tony Dimarco (@MrDimarco) May 1, 2019
This is so heartbeaking… His joy and easy-going personnality… Spreading fun & positivity all the time… Such a great guy… May he rest in peace ! I’ll deeply miss him ! All my thoughts to his family and loved ones ! ???????
— ? (@carterxdane) May 1, 2019
The World of Wonder blog reported that two other gay adult video performers have said that Casey died from suicide, but these reports haven’t been confirmed.
Performer Jack Hunter wrote, “I just heard some very sad news that my fellow Choice Management model Casey Jacks killed himself this morning. I am fortunate to have a large support system, but maybe he didn’t have that. It’s up to us to help one another in our times of need. We’re all a family.”
Boomer Banks also wrote, “This is so unacceptable. I’M SO FURIOUS. How do we continue to allow our peers/colleagues to feel so alone that they need to end their lives…”
In a 2017 essay, writer Johnny Gayzomnic explored why the deaths of gay adult performers shake fans so deeply. In short, many of us first learn about our sexuality and pleasure from them. Their unabashed physical intimacy helps us embrace our own desire, so when they pass, some of us lose a formative influence who shaped our first impressions of what sex looks like.