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Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Heartbreaking Suicide Of Wilfried Knight

Wilfried Knight, whose prolific and award-winning work in gay porn began in 2004, has committed suicide.

The French performer had a series of career achievements over the past decade, including his roles in Lucas Entertainment’s Assassin and Raging Stallion’s Focus/Refocus, a 2010 GayVN Award for Performer of the Year, and a 2011 Grabby for Best Versatile Performer. As is often the case with performers of his stature, Knight’s warm, charming, and by all accounts hilarious sense of humor belied his rugged and intimidating physical presence (he was over 6’2″ and nearly 200 pounds).

Rumors as to the cause of death have been circulating throughout the afternoon, and The Sword can confirm that Knight did commit suicide over the weekend. His suicide follows the suicide of his partner just last month, the details of which Knight made public in a heartbreaking blog post last week.

Click on the link below to read Wilfried's sad blog entries.

Knight’s suicide also follows the recent deaths of several other well-known figures from gay porn, including Arpad Miklos last month, director John Bruno and Colt Studios’ Karim in January, plus Josh Weston, Roman Ragazzi, Adam Faust, Corbin Fisher’s Sean, Tanner Hayes, and Erik Rhodes in 2012.

R.I.P. Wilfried. I know that you and your partner and now together, again!

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