Jay Dymel, aka Julian Pereza (image via Dominic Ford)
Last night, Falcon Studios announced the death of gay adult performer (link NSFW) Jay Dymel, aka Julian Pereza. Although the 27-year-old performer had attended Los Angeles Pride with his boyfriend, fellow performer Ryan Stone, just this past weekend, Dymel reportedly slipped into a coma and was placed on life support yesterday before he died. His cause of death is not yet known.
A GoFundMe set up to raise $10,000 towards Dymel’s funeral costs reads:
Naked Sword studios had just released a new scene with Dymel last month in a two-part series entitled Five Brothers: Family Values! In the production, Dymel played a prisoner who bottoms for another inmate.
Just last month, gay adult performer Casey Jacks also died at age 29 — some of his adult industry peers suspected suicide.
As gay pop-cultural critic Johnny Gayzomnic once wrote, the deaths of gay adult performers can shake fans deeply because many of us first learn about our sexuality and pleasure from them. So when they die, it’s like losing an attractive peer who showed us what our raw sexuality can look like.
Gay adult video performers Parker Allen and Billy Santoro as well as gay adult video producers Chi Chi LaRue and Dominic Ford have all donated towards Dymel’s funeral.