Gay adult entertainment performer Macanao Torres (real name Pedro Oliver) apparently took his own life on December 29.
Spanish-language news site Shangay reports that the 35-year-old leaped to his death from the roof of his apartment building in Murcia, Spain, around 8 p.m.
Over the span of ten years, Torres appeared in adult films for JalifStudio, Treasure Island Media, Dark Alley Media and more.
He announced his retirement in 2016 after he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. In a ‘farewell letter’ at the time, he shared with fans that doctors had given him about ten years to live.
Torres added that he was satisfied with his career writing, “I will never stop being Macanao Torres, a character I am very proud of.”
During his time in the adult industry, he was an outspoken advocate regarding transparency by adult studios regarding HIV testing.
He also called out some producers for shooting bareback films saying, “It can’t be that we teach new generations that it’s okay to f*ck without a condom.”
If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please contact the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7. Additionally, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. International suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.
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