These five young women, all adult entertainment stars, have died in less than three months, rattling the industry and leaving the tight-knit porn community searching for answers. Derek Hay of L. However, some performers say many of these deaths could have been prevented with more safeguards in place to reduce whatever may trigger depression or drug abuse, including the stress associated with the job and attacks from online trolls. Porn star Olivia Lua, 23, was found dead in a California rehab center on January Ames, 23, hanged herself in December after she was cyberbullied online and labeled homophobic for refusing to have sex on camera with men who had done gay porn.
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Jessica Jaymes -- the porn star best known for becoming Hustler's first contract model to become a member of the AVN Hall of Fame -- has died TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ When the friend arrived at her home, our sources say the friend found Jessica unconscious.
She appeared in almost movies, including a non-pornographic film in , and was nominated for several AVN Awards. She was of Polish ancestry and was also one-quarter African-American. Ames's mother suffered from bipolar disorder. Ames was married to Kevin Moore, a pornography producer and director for Evil Angel. Ames's career as a pornographic actress began at 19, in November In December , Ames was due to perform in a pornographic scene, but withdrew when she learned that the co-star was a man who had appeared in gay pornography and was not tested for sexually transmitted diseases. On 3 December , Ames wrote on Twitter : .
Did you know that the average life expectancy of a pornstar is around 31 years? In fact, the number was closer to 38 just a decade earlier. So, what happened? You have more pornstars than ever and more importantly, much younger females that enter the porn industry. That is not necessarily a horrible thing, but when you are years old, chances are, your psyche is weak. In the end, you have suicides, overdoses, and dramas that end up with pornstars dead. It does not help that Twitter and other platforms allow fans to bully the young performers. Not a single pornstar here deserved her fate, but here we are… Masturbating to the dead pornstars and thinking only about our private parts. Another one bites the dust, a former drug-addict and adult performer, Natasha Vega. Her life was going surprisingly well, at least from what we know.