Our German Shepherd dog Laila passed away peacefully last night in her sleep. She was 14 years and 5 months old.
She was a brave, caring and loyal dog and we will miss her very much. She had a great temperment and made wonderful judgements her entire life. While not a real tail-wagger, I couldn’t have asked for a better dog.
Rest in peace my lovely Laila.
My very first inspiration into synchronized swimming, Esther Williams died at 91 years of age. She was a star of sport and screen. What a beautiful woman! This photo is from the New York Times, where there are many more gorgeous photos. RIP Esther!
Porn Star Wilfried Knight has died and right now the cause is unknown. Wilf was quite upset over his partner’s recent suicide that can be read about here.
Wilfried made over 20 films for Lucas Entertainment and Raging Stallion Studios. He was awarded Performer of the Year at the 2010 GayVNs, Best Performer US at the 2010 Hustlaball Awards, and Best Versatile Performer at the 2011 Grabbys. He was also a breast cancer survivor. He held a Master of Chinese Medicine.
I met Wilfried at the 2010 GayVNs, when I was invited to sit with his group up front. I was there when he won for Performer of the Year and then in his limo when we went to the after party, and skipped ahead of the entire line to enter the club first. He was a very real person; down to earth. He got such joy from that night. His costume was Jesus Christ.
I truly wish he could rise from the dead. RIP Wilfried.
From On Top Magazine:
Gay porn star Arpad Miklos, real name Peter Kozma, is dead. He was 45.
Speaking with Howard Bragman on his web show Gwissues, writer Randal Lynch said Miklos was found dead in his New York City apartment on Monday.
“He passed away sometime on Sunday,” Lynch said. “He had, unfortunately, committed suicide.”
A chemical engineer by trade, Miklos was discovered in Hungary by gay porn director Kristen Bjorn. His first appeared in the 1995 film The Vampire of Budapest.
“He was a great guy. On top of that, there was a lot more to him than just that surface persona. He was a very active person in the gay community. He gave a lot of money to charities, and just overall a really a good guy,” Lynch said.
What a fucking tragic time this has been for the gay porn community. Maybe there should be special services set up by porn stars for porn stars to prevent these things from happening. If you look to the studios for this service, it will never happen! Maybe a free hotline, or something. Maybe the fans could pitch in? Such a fucking waste! Everyone looks on and sees the troubles. depression, and pain and does nothing! How does this happen? Does nobody care?
For those of you who wonder if being an adult entertainer influenced Arpad’s choice to end his life, perhaps you should read Colby Keller’s thoughtful reflections on it here. Colby both knew Mr. Miklos and also is himself in the industry.
It is a very sad and horrific day today in Connecticut.