R.I.P.

Gay adult performer Casey Jacks has died, and his peers suspect suicide

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Casey Jacks

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.

Several of Jacks’ colleagues mourned his passing in public tweets:

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.”

Related: Two mainstream gay adult performers claim a director violently threatened them

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.