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Gay Adult Film Actor Wilfried Knight Has Died

Gay adult film actor Wilfried Knight has died, his friends in the business Matthew Rush and Chris Yosef confirmed this evening. Knight began his career as part of Lucas Entertainment and appeared in dozens of films.

KnightKnight's death, the details of which have not emerged, comes just weeks after his partner Jerry Enriquez committed suicide.

Knight wrote about Enriquez's death in a lengthy, emotional blog post dated March 3:

And i was in love, and so was my partner. He let me be who i wanted to be. He did not agree with everything i was but he let me be. He gave me the best 8, almost 9 years of my life. And this amazing guy committed suicide by hanging last week, after fighting for so long for us to stay together.

RIP.

UPDATE: Falcon and Raging Stallion studios released a statement:

"Born in 1977 and growing up in Champagne, France, the 35-year-old actor appeared in over 10 Raging Stallion productions in the last four years. Originally an exclusive for Lucas Entertainment, Wilfried became the first-ever joint Lucas/ Raging Stallion exclusive. He was a consummate performer and a joy to have on set, which was why he was chosen to appear in the studio's major releases. He contributed to the success of the biggest industry hits from Raging Stallion, including Cowboys, Giants, Tales of the Arabian Nights and Focus/Refocus.

"His skills and talent didn't go unrecognized; he won the 2010 GayVN Award for Performer of the Year, and he took home the 2011 Grabby for Best Versatile Performer.  A man of stature, standing 6'2" and weighing in at nearly 200 pounds, Knight had a huge presence, a gracious air, and a caring disposition. His charm and humor did not go unnoticed. All of these traits are what made him a superstar of the industry.

"While the details of his death are not yet know, Knight recently lost his partner of nine years to suicide.

"Chris Ward, Falcon/Raging Stallion Studios President offered these sentiments about his friend: 'Wilfried's death is a blow to our studio and to our industry. There was no nicer man. We have all lost someone very special. I can only say that personally I am devastated. Wilfried was a friend and I shall miss him. All of us at Falcon and Raging Stallion Studios hope he is at peace, and our thoughts are with his family and friends. I know that his good friend and director, Tony Dimarco, is also greatly saddened by this tragic loss.'"

The studio also issued this collective expression of loss:

"We grieve deeply at the passing of Wilfried Knight. We offer our most genuine thoughts of sympathy and warm wishes to Wilfried's family, friends and loved ones. He was an extraordinary talent and a special man who brought joy to our hearts. Wilfried, we celebrate your life and your accomplishments, and hope that you rest in peace. You will be missed greatly."

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  1. Arrant, I have to agree with you; but creepy, ugly, lonely old men and closeted Republicans and drugged-out queens need to get off somehow, since nobody will touch them.

    And what would "the community" be without elevating those who sell their sexual image for public consumption to practically sainthood status ?

    After all, you aren't anyone until you sell (or more pathetically, GIVE it away for free !) your image to the general public, and proclaim yourself better than everyone else for doing so...

    My sincerest condolences to his friends and family.

    My just as sincere condolences to the friends and family of all the gay men who are not media idols who die by their own hands in obscurity.

    I think all THOSE people deserve some sort of occasional mention and impassioned remarks just as much as somebody who sold their own image for profit.

    Posted by: TheGay | Mar 12, 2013 3:54:44 PM


  2. Please guys, give Lee a break. He hasn't had his diaper changed in a few days and obviously can't think clearly. It has also affected whatever small sense of empathy or compassion he may have. There is no arguing with someone that is so self-centered they can't see how idiotic and small their opinions are. To those who commented how this is a non-story, since you took the time to read the article (hopefully) and comment, it must be more important to you than you are trying to make us believe, unless you have absolutely nothing better to do in your pitiful little life than to complain about something you believe isn't relevant, which is probably the case and I'm sorry. Wow, you are just incredibly sad.

    Posted by: stpetegreg | Mar 12, 2013 4:29:32 PM


  3. Please guys, give Lee a break. He hasn't had his diaper changed in a few days and obviously can't think clearly. It has also affected whatever small sense of empathy or compassion he may have. There is no arguing with someone that is so self-centered they can't see how idiotic and small their opinions are. To those who commented how this is a non-story, since you took the time to read the article (hopefully) and comment, it must be more important to you than you are trying to make us believe, unless you have absolutely nothing better to do in your pitiful little life than to complain about something you believe isn't relevant, which is probably the case and I'm sorry. Wow, you are just incredibly sad.

    Posted by: stpetegreg | Mar 12, 2013 4:29:34 PM


  4. I wish the bulk of his films wernt Lucas. I was gonna check one of em out tonight but I can't support Michael Lucas. Can anyone recommend another?

    Posted by: Fensox | Mar 12, 2013 4:46:20 PM


  5. Amazing how many gay or supposedly gay men seem to have a problem with porn or those who perform in it. I don't think I would believe any man gay or str8 if you claimed never to have watched porn or looked at a skin magazine. IIRC Wilfred had actually practiced law in Europe before begining his adult career so the guy had brains as well as a body that men lusted after. He appeared in films that other men bought and watched.
    A grieving man died. Cause as yet unknown. Sympathy to his family, friends and co-workers.
    Time for the trolls to go back to their closets where everything in clean and pure and there is no suggestion of man on man sex and they can all pretend to be holier than thou.

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Mar 12, 2013 5:28:17 PM


  6. Ok, Towleroad, thanks for letting us know?

    Posted by: Kevin | Mar 12, 2013 6:04:59 PM


  7. I actually knew him. When he came over from France as a young man to work in Harrods foodhall. Saying that he had mental or drugs issues just goes to show how shallow our attitudes can be at times. Yes, he was a porn actor, above all he was a human being, a damned fine one at that. I will miss him as I know many of us that knew him would

    Posted by: Jason | Mar 12, 2013 8:10:40 PM


  8. I cannot believe some people writing such negative comments! :/

    Wilfried wasn't just a porn actor, he was a person, a human being. He lost his husband (who wasn't porn actor) who commited suicide and left him bottle of wine and pills to join him, which Wilfried unfortunately did just two weeks after...it's almost like a modern Romeo & Juliet story.

    This tragic loss has nothing to do with porn industry but with some terrible life circumstances. I just wish I could give this nice man a friendly hug and confort him...and I hope he's now with his husband in some nicer, calmer and happier place.

    R.I.P.

    Posted by: sad fan | Mar 12, 2013 9:39:01 PM


  9. For you high and mighty, nasty trolls who say this is not gay news, your sociological radar isn't working right. Porn is as much gay entertainment as is theatre and television. Deal with it. For those who say they have no patience or compassion for these people, congratulations, you're part of the problem.

    Posted by: Sam | Mar 12, 2013 10:53:12 PM


  10. Sorry, but I don't think the death of any pornstar is news. Anyone that sells themselves for sex is garbage, be it pornstar, hooker, escort, or whatever. Thats just the way I see it. They don't benefit humanity in any way, so big whoop, another piece of garbage is gone, only to be replaced by another worthless thing tomorrow.

    Posted by: Shepard | Mar 13, 2013 1:33:18 AM


  11. I had no idea there were so many pious, holier-than-thou, self-righteous pricks who feel the need to speak ill of the dead here on Towleroad. What a sad state of affairs.

    Posted by: Tom | Mar 13, 2013 1:40:41 AM


  12. They lived in Vancouver and I'm sorry but that city is nothing but full of drugs and a desperate gay community. It's not a very happy place to be right now, tons of people gay and straight are depressed and on meds. For being "the best place on earth" as the tourism board touts, it sure has a high degree of drug use.

    Sadly, no one close to these guys will admit partying with them or perhaps even stepping in to see what they could help with. The gay guys there are so extremely self-absorbed, they want everything but provide very little back. It's a vile place.

    Posted by: CH | Mar 13, 2013 2:38:26 AM


  13. I find it ironic that those slamming Wilfred Chevalier "Knight" regarding his porn life, still managed to find this site and post their disparaging comments. If they are so anti porn, how is it they manage to maneuver their way here to share such generalized, uneducated and vitriolic words.

    As Francis posted, read the blog and find out what it is to have to work an immigration system that will not work with you. Discover what it's like to be trapped in a job in big business because you need that job. Take a peek at what depression can truly do to an individual and those who love them.

    This death and the obit are not about porn; they are a reflection of what society does to gay men and women. And those of you who slam these individuals without knowing a thing about them, can consider yourselves a part of that society as well.

    His death was not a sign of weakness, but a reflection on the depth of his love for his partner and husband; and a hard look at what society can do to that love.

    Raging Stallion was his second family, and was probably the only support he truly had. Don't slam the industry if you don't know the inside of it and the people who are in charge. There are companies out there that use and toss their models to the lions, yes. Raging Stallion and Chris Ward do not fall into that category; particularly when it comes to such honourable and decent men like Wilfred.

    Posted by: Jimi | Mar 14, 2013 9:10:59 AM


  14. @Shepard, what are your qualifications for deciding someone is "garbage?"

    Posted by: Sam | Mar 14, 2013 12:14:21 PM


  15. For all those above who have compassion and understanding, the world and its people have hope and a chance. You are people with heart and feelings. To those of you who have made such horrible comments and biggoted remarks, without even knowing or understanding the circumstances, you have nothing. Why, pray tell, is it even necessary for you to say what you do. May God pay pitty upon you - for you will never be the real person or half the man that Wilfred and his partner were.

    Posted by: Freddo | Mar 18, 2013 8:22:30 AM


  16. Every light that goes out matters.

    That is all.

    Posted by: Buckie | Mar 19, 2013 11:30:04 PM


  17. anyone who works for zionist lucas is an idiot.

    Posted by: sam | Dec 17, 2013 11:36:57 PM


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