Gay porn star Jay Dymel (real name Julian Pereza) has died at the age of 27 after slipping into a coma at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
No cause of death has been reported.
Falcon Studios, the company he had worked for most frequently, shared the news Wednesday night.
“It is with great sadness to inform the passing of Jay Dymel today,” the studio tweeted. “Our thoughts go out to Jay’s family, friends and partner Ryan Stone.”
It is with great sadness to inform the passing of @jay_dymel today! Our thoughts go out to Jay’s family, friends and partner @RyanStoneXxX A GoFundMe has been created in Jay’s honor and can be accessed at the link below ❤️
— Falcon Studios (@FalconStudiosPR) June 13, 2019
Stone, also an adult performer, tweeted, “My lovely Jay Dymel is on life support at cedar Sinai in LA.”
I haven’t tweeted anything yet but I guess it’s time. My lovely @jay_dymel is on life support at cedar Sinai in LA.
— Ryan Stone (@RyanStoneXxX) June 13, 2019
Before passing, photographer and model Leo Forte posted on his Facebook that Dymel had “slipped into a coma” and had been on life support. He apparently never regained consciousness, and friends had been notified to “pay their respect before he is released and allowed to pass” Thursday morning.
Remembering my sister Jules Laz – surrounded by people he loves and who love him back. Sadly he slipped in to a coma…
Dymel had been active on social media as recently as Sunday tweeting a photo of himself and Stone from LA Pride:
— Jay Dymel (@jay_dymel) June 10, 2019
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched by Alexa Abraxas to help defray costs of his passing.
“Today we lost an amazing human being,” read the announcement on the crowdfunding page. “We lost a brother, a son, a best friend and most of all a sweet soul.”
“Jules had an infectious personality, it was so easy to love being around him,” continued the tribute. “No matter what he always made you feel loved and like family and now he’s gone.”
“Jules was loved by so many and will remain in our heart forever,” added Abraxas. “He had made his imprint and impact on this world and our community.”
Last month, Instinct reported on the apparent suicide of adult performer Casey Jacks.
Porn director Chi Chi LaRue and colleagues expressed their sadness on Twitter:
💙💙RIP SWEET ANGEL💙💙
😢 😢 pic.twitter.com/6sRfNAK5Rh
— Chi Chi LaRue (@DJChiChiLaRue) June 13, 2019
He was such a great guy!!!!!! Last time I saw him he said I was scrawny and needed to hit the gym
Then started laughing and said I never looked better!
He was a wonderful man
Im completely heartbroken and will miss my friend so much
— Michael Roman (@RomanMichaelXXX) June 13, 2019
Never would I have imagined standing holding your hand and having to say goodbye to you.
Thank you for 4 years of friendship, laughs, smiles, and support. We all love you so very much Jules ❤️🙏🏻. Today you get to spread your wings and fly and forever be our guardian angel 😢🦅. pic.twitter.com/sV7MJ0T3FE
— Nick Fitt (@NickFittXXX) June 13, 2019
Jay is a wonderful person and I’m very lucky to have met him. My heart goes out to Ryan, no one should ever have to deal with this. I’m so sorry ❤️ https://t.co/2JNA1mma7F
— Steven Lee XXX (@gaygringo_) June 13, 2019
Please help support a fallen brother. Jay was an amazing person. This is a very sad day. https://t.co/O3NcoTpdXa
— DominicFord (@DominicFord) June 13, 2019