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Gay Adult Film Actor Josh Weston Dies

Gay adult film star Josh Weston has died, AVN reports:

WestonHot House Video has confirmed the passing of gay adult performer Josh Weston, who entered the industry in 2001, when he signed with Falcon.

”Adult Superstar Josh Weston succumbed to HIV-related complications on Sunday, December 16,” reported the Hot House company blog.  “He was 39 years old. Weston started his career in 2001 as a Falcon Exclusive, starring some of their biggest hits from the early 2000s. After leaving that contract went on to work with other studios including Hot House where he headlined our hits Trunks 3 and Communion. Always warm and friendly and ready to laugh, Josh was loved by many and will be missed by all.”

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  1. R.I.P. Josh!!

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Dec 19, 2012 9:14:28 PM

  2. the pushers who worked at falcon should be ashamed of all the boys there they got hooked.
    josh was magnificent !!!!

    Posted by: mickeymike | Dec 20, 2012 2:33:59 AM

  3. @ Chad Hunt - bless you and amen. Thank you for an eloquent and graceful post, and your equanimity in your shaming the hypocrites amongst us. I cannot bring myself to be as gracious at the moment, so I will confine myself to responding to your post and keep my talons to myself.
    I will also say that you broke my heart... OK, so I don't have one, but still... when you retired. I wish you well, and a long, prosperous life.

    Posted by: Mommie Dammit | Dec 20, 2012 7:47:08 AM

  4. well I for one - enjoyed his vids.....and wacked off many a time to them.....thanks for the memories!!!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Dec 20, 2012 11:25:16 AM

  5. Chad - the SILENT MAJORITY of gay men, lesbians, straight friends are DISGUSTED by the HIV positive men and Porn Industry that have decided to glamorized unsafe sex. HIV rates went down when the community stood against the immature and "radical" elements in society. HIV KILLS. He did not use his short life to spread that message. Now in DEATH he can.

    Posted by: RJP3 | Dec 20, 2012 1:13:35 PM

  6. Sorry for your loss Chad, it's tragic. I wouldn't let a few shrill nasty rants on here give you a skewed impression of gay men in general, most of the commenters on here tend to skew a little angry and bitter no matter what the topic.

    Posted by: DJSauvage | Dec 20, 2012 5:06:43 PM

  7. @Brains

    I don't usually bother with spelling but in your case I had to.

    You're a physician who spells 'disease' as 'decease'?

    Back to school with you!

    Posted by: dumbnhung | Dec 20, 2012 5:38:03 PM

  8. Everyone always says: wrap it up, no glove-no love, safe/safer sex, etc. How about "don't have anal sex or you don't have to have anal sex".

    It will soon be 2013 and gay men are still getting AIDS at alarming rates, just like in the 80's and 90's. And whenever someone well known dies of AIDS they're always gay. It's not rocket science to figure out what's going on. It's all about anal. Straight people bareback vaginally all the time but 20% of them aren't HIV positive.

    Anal sex is not natural, never was, never will be. Sadly, gay men still don't get it.

    Posted by: GuyLover | Dec 20, 2012 8:06:18 PM

  9. GUYLOVER says, "Just say no." Now where might I have heard that before?

    Posted by: Marc C | Dec 20, 2012 9:01:35 PM

  10. Sometimes just saying "no thanks" is the only intelligent thing TO do...

    Don't dictate to me or anybody else what the options/choices are.

    It's OK to skip sex with the hot slutty guy that collects STD's.

    There's nothing wrong with being responsible and planning for a long healthy, happy, productive life.

    The suicidal gay death cult is so 80's.

    Posted by: Buckie | Dec 21, 2012 12:40:21 AM

  11. I heartily agree with Chad Hunt.

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 21, 2012 3:22:34 AM

  12. Marc C, if more gays said "no" to anal we'd have a lot more of them alive today and less of them infected with HIV. I've never heard of this man or the other one I just read about, Spencer Cox. It's unfortunate the lifestyle choices some people make.

    Posted by: GuyLover | Dec 21, 2012 6:30:08 PM

  13. Who cares if the commentors are harsh? Gays need to wake up and realize how dangerous bareback sex is. Living with HIV is no fun either. Maybe it takes a well-known porn star to die in order to educate people.

    Posted by: DW | Dec 22, 2012 9:56:54 AM

  14. Funny how so many people on here attack him yet I bet ALL of you watch porn ! If it wasn't for people like him there would be no porn.

    HIV/AIDS is a terrible, cruel and devastating disease which is STILL killing us and for which we STILL have NO CURE.

    Nobody deserves to die so young and nobody deserves to be infected with HIV. Yes he may have made some risky choices but I would never wish HIV on anyone.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 22, 2012 5:09:55 PM

  15. Icebloo, you can watch porn and not watch bareback which he did. There's plenty of porn out there where all the guys wear condoms. While there is no cure yet for HIV/AIDS, there are ways to have safer sex. Nothing new here.

    Posted by: DW | Dec 24, 2012 9:41:33 PM

  16. Thanks Josh for being such a great guy. May you rest in peace buddy. I loved you more than you ever knew!

    Posted by: Billy | Dec 25, 2012 9:39:57 PM

  17. @BRAINS,

    If you're a physician (as you claim), I somehow think you'd know how to spell the word "disease". (You spelled it as "decease" - which means to die, in case you're not aware - as a physician and all).

    Bareback porn is indeed much riskier than condom porn. But you're tilting at windmills to think that it's going away just because it's risky. As long as there's a market, it will be made.

    Sad, but true.

    Posted by: Speller | Dec 26, 2012 7:12:11 AM

  18. R.I.P. were one of my faves

    Posted by: Toby Ross | Dec 26, 2012 6:29:08 PM

  19. Scary!

    Posted by: Charles | Dec 29, 2012 9:16:38 PM

  20. Wow Ratbastard, that's quite a nifty trick, to say that you don't disrespect adult actors and sex workers, but then to turn right around and say they're mentally ill drug and alcohol abusers who have no other viable life or job skills and no life prospects aside from having sex on camera! Is that really how you demonstrate "respect" for someone? I'd hate to see what you say about someone whom you DISrespect!

    And for the record, you're assumptions are untrue in many cases. Plenty of gay adult actors are college students looking for extra income doing something fun and hot. Plenty of gay adult actors have been productive members of society with good jobs, from teachers to accountants to cops to soldiers to salesmen to you name it, and they do porn for the thrills, the sex, having an exhibitionist streak, and any number of other reasons. Yes, there have been tragic cases of hot messes being involved in the adult industry, but there are hot messes in just about any industry. Does porn tend to attract a higher than average number of messy people, of disturbed addicts? Probably. But that's a FAR CRY from painting all people in the industry with that broad brush.

    Posted by: Scotty | Dec 30, 2012 2:24:15 PM

  21. @Tony: Most humans (especially men) enjoy watching people have sex. It's hot, arousing, and entertaining. Porn actors are merely people who've consented to have their sex acts with others recorded for the entertainment of other consenting adults. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm sure you've enjoyed your fair share of porn in your day. You can step off your self-righteous soapbox any time. That is all.

    Posted by: Scotty | Dec 30, 2012 2:30:39 PM

  22. @Icebloo: You think gays are the only ones who treat porn stars as celebrities? Female porn actors and their hetero male fans would beg to differ. Have you ever seen coverage of the annual porn conventions and awards programs? Plenty of those porn actresses have almost cult followings among their male fans.

    Posted by: Scotty | Dec 30, 2012 2:34:03 PM

  23. @Ratbastard: Oh, and generalizing about porn producers being predatory, exploitative parasites is also unfair. Some have been and are, but others are not, and do what they can to pay their talent decently, keep them safe and STD-free, and treat them with respect.

    Posted by: Scotty | Dec 30, 2012 2:37:14 PM

  24. @Buckie: So any gay man who engages in casual sex or is not monogamous is caught up in a suicidal death cult? Wow, thanks for clearing that up.

    Posted by: Scotty | Dec 30, 2012 2:41:51 PM

  25. Anyone who believes bareback sex can be safe is absolutely delusional. AIDS/HIV still kills and for those it does not kill right leads to a lifetime of nasty side effects and health problems and a shortened life span. Its been likened to other "manageable" diseases like Diabetes. As if that should be some comfort and excuse for reckless behavior. Diabetes is a pretty god awful disease (depending on the type) and also leads to nasty health problems and reduced life span etc etc....
    Y'all need to wrap it up.

    Posted by: NOT A FAN | Dec 30, 2012 3:20:52 PM

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