That's a given, r1.
Probably suicide by drug overdose, for added effect.
OMG! He was so young and beautiful. And shit like Cody Cummings is still alive :(
I had such a crush on him before he got completely roided out. Although I do admit he always had kind of a frog face and his extremely pale skin could be creepy. But he was a great bottom.
it is so weird to see these incredibly gorgeous gay men die in such situations,i just can't believe they don't have some loving and caring man by their side.
if only one of them gave me a second glance i swear i would always love them and care and and....
it is so disheartening to see that looks can't buy love or a partner.
or did they just never want one?
i just don't understand,and sometimes i start feeling angry and hateful towards other gay men,i just feel like they are all selfish and uncaring,just use a handsome man and toss him aside...
you know what i mean?
I do know what you mean, very sad.
First Newtown....now THIS!!! I must go and light some candles in his memory at my church!
Hysterical Pron Queen
and here comes [R3] to help you understand what i mean...
you want a gorgeous gay man who is trying to survive and make a living in this unforgiving world,who faces all the homophobic hate all of us face every day of our lives,to die?and call him shit?
what is wrong with us
sometimes i wish i was straight,at least you are not supposed to care about other men then.
Put down the cross, Mother Mary @ r8.
Your broad, ignorant analysis of ALL gay men is pretty gross and biased. Go take your pathology elsewhere, queen.
Pron stars seldom live to be old.
He was 39. According to DataLounge, that's ancient.
R8, homophobe Cody Cummings is gorgeous GAY man?
[quote] Porn stars seldom live to be old.
What about Jeff Stryker?
to [R7] i always wanted to say that i never cared about that school shooting,i always feel like all those people screaming and ''crying'' for the camera who are not related to the kids are just attention whoring to get into news and papers.especially the fraus-all dolled up,tits out,lowrider jeans on and just a tudd of onion to the eyes.don't notice many men there.
also feel the same about funerals of people i didn't have close relations with.
i AM biased towards gay men-everything i hear that happens to a gay man i feel personal about,i think it's natural,i mean i can relate i guess
and am certainly biased about GORGEOUS *drools* and kindhearted handsome men.
but these shootings,i mean,i genuinely don't care,at all
there was this guy who wrote i really don't care that some white kids got shot,he got a lot of shit for it,i think he was just honest,black,white,-do WE actually care???
I've seen more tan vampires than him. I thought he really had a creepy look.
His last porn movies were bareback a couple of years ago, so I assume that his death may be AIDS related and for me that includes drug overdose and suicide (depression). Or he was really afraid of becoming 40 and pretty much invisible in the shallow youth and hot body obsessed part of the gay community.
Boohoo. Another dead pornie.
Please pass the jelly
Put down the cross, Mother Mary @ [R8].
[R]what is wrong with understanding and caring?we are a minority that is universally hated to the point of murder all over the frigin' world,don't you think we need to support each other?
yes i did overstate that it was US,but even one gay man who dares to write such disgusting vile trash about another one is part of the homophobia problem.
i do get bitter and have written some horrid crap about us as a group,but never about a struggling gay man personally.
[R16] why do you not appreciate what they do for us?
if it wasn't for hunks like him i would prolly never get a chance to see what it looks like when a gorgeous gay guy has sex.
they make many people happy.appreciate.
A great performer in Falcon Videos.
Freaks and flames for r14. Tired, obvious trolling.
The creepy troll in this thread needs to go away.
i so tolly agrees with ya R22,i was tolly not wearing my tits out blouse and lowriders and my bitchin perm i got on my daddys creditcard for attention.
i care so much for everyone,i wanna help all the little children ,i wanna save the kids,feed the whales and go to funerals of people i dunno.
what a meen twoll,he gives me wrinkles.so not hot!
Signed:frau in lowriders
R13 I'm guessing you're not familiar with the meaning of "seldom"?
Her bung-hole was widely photographed!
He's fine! He sends his love!
Even with tweaking, like cheek implants and a nose job, couldn't elevate his face above average.
IT'S A DOUBLE TRAGEDY, HIS WIFE SHOT HIM.
GREAT, now I can't cum to his vids/pics anymore.
Why this thread attracts so many crazy trolls?
r5/r8/etc. is really doing her mightiest to troll the shit out of this thread.
Sad answer to the question in my post at the link below.
I didn't walk in his shoes, so I'm not going to be judgemental or bitchy, just sad for another human being that died too soon, regardless of any bad choices he made himself that might've caused an early death.
The best is ChiChi's comment:
He was a beautiful man, inside and out.
She not even bright enough to see how fucking hilarious that is to post regarding a dead pornie.
Can you die from a prolapsed anus?
I thought people don't die from HIV?
If he hadn't been taking medication regularly, r40, his HIV could have progressed to AIDS. There are many reasons people don't take the meds regularly, like their very high cost (especially in the US) and side effects.
He had the AIDS, that is what happened. Of course they never list that as you don't actually die from AIDS but from an opportunistic infection or you realize your poz face ain't getting you none and you're AIDS hump ain't sexy and kill yourself.
"died from HIV-related complications" = was killed by the HIV drugs and/or assorted 'recreational' drugs.
Deal with it.
You're mean, r42.
R40 --- your comment is SPOT on. THAT is the message that needs to be clarified.
Even though the numbers might be lower than in the past, people ARE still dying from 'HIV complications'
Someone featured in the film 'How To Survive The Plague' also recently died (he was 44). See the link.
People need to realize that this isn't 'chronic' and that there can still be more 'complications'. And meds, etc don't necessarily guarantee someone will live 'to a ripe old age'.
Raising that awareness will help others to avoid being infected as much as possible.
I hope it was Josh Weston and his family's choice to make sure that 'HIV related complications' was released as his 'cause of death'. People need that wake up call as much as possible.
F&F please for MPC before she goes off on one of her INSANE rants that "HIV/AIDS doesn't exist."
Was he another gay4payer?
[quote]She not even bright enough to see how fucking hilarious that is to post regarding a dead pornie
it IS sad what happens to these guys.
I mean, you need to realize that many of them arrived in LA pretty severely damaged. Then shit like Chi Chi turns them onto drugs then shows them how they can earn their drugs -- and be a *star* -- and their self-esteem just continues to erode and they put themselves in dangerous situations and...then sometimes they die.
Their obituary page animation leaves a lot to be desired.
He was so caring...he opened his hole to all cummers.
The sky was so blue...
Raising awareness? The scumbag spent the last years of his life promoting unsafe sex. Good riddance, honestly. There are guys who are POZ who have dedicated their whole lives to spreading the word about preventing HIV infection...I'll mourn their heroic efforts. Not some creep like Weston.
First Newton, now this?
Oh the humanity!
"First Newton, now this?"
Jameston, West VA
[quote]The scumbag spent the last years of his life promoting unsafe sex.
R53, please clarify. Did he do bb porn? (I'm genuinely curious - haven't seen it if he has)
Is there a geographic center for this important story because the media would be happy to leave Newtown.
R56, yeah, he would only do bareback porn. Bottom and Top.
He was still hooking too, and god knows if he ever disclosed his status to clients.
I used to think he was super-hot. But after the "breeding" videos started, I was disgusted by him. And that's how they marketed that shit, too.
"Weston had been doing bareback movies for over four years. He died of complications related to HIV."
Sad that he spent his last years intentionally killing himself time and again with every unprotected anal sex act. Yeah, yeah, I know it was his choice. But it's an unwise, deadly decision that I'll just never understand. An accident is one thing; caught up in the passion of the moment, okay I understand. But intentionally putting yourself in harms way again and again? No, I don't get it.
Like, duh. Of course POOR HIV patients die AIDS related deaths (including death caused by the HIV medication) while the rich men and women can afford the proper care and medicine to keep HIV at bay and most likely not die an AIDS related death.
Once teenagers and young adults from non-rich families got HIV they are on a downward spiral of financial and emotional dispair where they need to take jobs that pay under the table so they are still elegible for State funded healthcare (because in this economy nobody can afford to pay and for HIV medicines and still pay rent, proper food, etc.). That's their future.
I am still surprised that HIV/AIDS organisations don't make big campaign deal about people having to kiss their future financially wealthy dreams goodbye just because of one fateful night with (booze, drugs, and) condomless sex. I am sure a great deal of materialistic teenagers would think twice before they bareback when they find out how many PLay Stations of the latest release they could buy for the same amount they have to spend on HIV medication on a monthly basis. That and dealing with rampant self loathing issues would significantly lower the numbers of new HIV transmition cases.
I see R60's point, but at the same time I don't find it plausible that poorer people, in the US at least, don't have SOME access to HIV meds. Surely either Medicaid or nonprofits that assist gays in need cover the expense? The drugs themselves aren't THAT expensive nowadays, particularly considering how many millions of Africans are kept healthy thanks to Western aid (in the form of HIV meds).
R61, Mary! What planet are you from? Depending on what state you live in, there is a waiting list for free meds. The current price for the average HIV pos person is $2000 - $4000 per month. The prices have not gone down. There are just more of them.
The drugs are cheaper in Africa because the drug companies in America sell them at about 1 dollar a pill while charging 25 per pill in the states.
If the state is gay friendly like California or NY then yes, you probably will find help, but in a lot of fly over states, your Shit out of luck.
r14 is "off". Creepy.
[quote]and am certainly biased about GORGEOUS *drools* and kindhearted handsome men. but these shootings,i mean,i genuinely don't care,at all
R14 sounds like a narcissistic sociopath.
You're a fuckin' liar. I work with a gay organization and I HAVE NEVER, repeat NEVER had to wait more than two weeks to get someone QUALIFIED for free antiretrovirals.
The people that say you can't get them simply are too cheap to pay for them.
I have people come in and they are making $50,000 a year and want free meds. They can't and by right, shouldn't be able to get them. They need to stop and think before getting a 100% preventable disease what the cost will be.
If make 50K a year then you can afford it.
But no, they want to have cable, Internet, fancy cars, vacations AND FREE MEDS.
Sorry it don't work that way. If you can afford that, you can just cut out the luxuries and buy the AIDS meds
R64 i like to think i am just being honest,all this pearlclutching is such bullshit,just a way for peeps to get attention.
nobody gives a shit about anyone in this world-ask the homeless,ask the people who are denied healthcare and die,ask the trafficked people,ask the chinese people we exploit,ask the arabs being butchered for oil,ask the indian ancient cultures wiped out by our civilization,ask the soldiers dead for the money of the super rich....the list is endless!
and then some shit like some frikn kids dying hits the news and *everyone* cares *sooo* much you don't see an end to it.
give me a fuckn break!
you are all full of shit.
where i live (eastern europe) we have to pay for the meds ourselves-i study in the nursing school,they told me when i asked.
prolly *some* part of price is covered by government-i hope so.
in uk i think the drugs are free.
I just looked him up out of curiosity on IAFD. He did regular porn from 2002-2007, then went to bareback 2008-2009, then disappeared. Now dead.
I watched one of his bareback porn scenes. He was getting gang-banged in a sling. He had signs of "poz face" in Datalounge parlance.
I guess we each (gay men) have to pick our paths re: hedonism, self-protection, lust and restraint. This guy picked his. Sorry if that sounds harsh.
r68, why would you go and watch his porn after knowing of his tragic death? Sounds sort of sick.
R69 I should have said more accurately, "I *once* watched one of his bb porn scenes." This was a few years ago. On one of those free clip channels like Gayforit.
No, I definitely don't get off on watching the bareback porn of the recently deceased.
are you scared R63?
you should be
because i'm in your house!!!!
Jesus God in Heaven, why'd you have to kill such hot snatch?
r65, if someone makes $50,000 a year please explain how they can afford to spend $4000 a month (48,000 a year) on medicines. Also explain how someone who volunteers for a gay organization that helps people get antiretros can possibly have your ridiculous callous and vindictive attitude about people with hiv?
I wonder if he has a family or if they've all disowned him. For some reason it's hard for me to imagine hardcore p-stars having families.
A well-known pornstar with a body like Weston could have had his pick of wealthy sugar daddies to take care of him. Why he was still hooking and doing bb porn, rather than living in the lap of luxury, is mind-boggling to me.
R75 it seems that it does not go that way too often
i think the number of generous sugar daddies has been greatly exaggerated
r75, have you seen the guy's face? hot bodies are a dime a dozen but he was ugly.
If I am paying for it, I am going to buy the best, not some 30-something butter face.
I have a friend who's done a ton of porn and escorting, and he's yet to score himself a sugar daddy. He almost had one at one point, but the minute the guy figured out he was only wanted for his money, my friend got the boot. Then I have an ex bf who's never done porn but somehow gravitates towards (and successfully snags) rich men to take care of him. Weird.
R78, not weird at all. Imagine you're a rich sugar-daddy type who wants sex off a menu: you hire a rentboy. Easy.
Instead, imagine you're a rich sugar-daddy type who wants to settle down with a nice drama-free younger hunk who also wants to settle down. You'd look for that in a distinctly different population pool than the porn/rentboy world - in fact you'd want to exclude that world.
She enjoyed some of the most magnificent sizemeat (10 inch minimum) in the world.
Had she only stayed off ALL drugs, both pharma and rec, she would still be enjoying those sizemeats today!
R78 ugly old greedy bastards frikn annoy the hell out of me.
what the hell do you expect when a hunk is with you?that he loves you for your ass?or you humor?
are you fuckn kidding me?i encounter this all the time.
when i am old and ugly and well-off i will just be happy that my ugly decrepit 50 year old hands can touch that gorgeous body.
old greedy pieces of shit
I actually preferred his bb films; chacun a son gout.
[quote] She enjoyed some of the most magnificent sizemeat (10 inch minimum) in the world.
[quote] Had she only stayed off ALL drugs, both pharma and rec, she would still be enjoying those sizemeats today!
Is't it more likely that he drugs and risky sex led to porn, rather than the other way around?
R82...fuck you, creep.
I propose we all get red dresses so we can dance on Mrs Patrick Campell's grave in celebration of his happy demise! You know we'll all be there!
R85, it almost pains me to say it but Mrs Patrick Campbell will probably outlive us all. That bitch has been posting the same shtick since Day 1 of this place. For real, back in 1999 or whenever. And not only here but on at least a half dozen other forums. She's a veritable Energizer Bunny.
My husband, R61, cannot afford the drugs. His insurance is shitty. He is middle class and doesn't qualify for Medicaid or ADAP. If we were poor, he'd get tons of aid.
R86...or in league with the devil. I'm guessing it's the latter. Bet it does the spider crawl quite adeptly. Certainly has the face for it!
He was a giant.
In more ways than one
This is exactly why I told my Jayden,
"Honey, I will always love you and affirm your essential self-worth through all your life choices. But, I hope you'll try not to become an HIV-infected pig bottom bareback porn cum-dumpster."
I don't get the attraction to this guy. He was a real fuggo in my opinion. Never watched his work, or if I saw him would usually "turn the channel" so to speak. Anyway... RIP, vaguely recognizable porn clone guy.
he was icky
The man had AIDS. How many people are going to be alive now that he's not around to murder them?
Excuse my ignorance, but I thought AIDS victims are skinny and emaciated, not big and muscular?
R96, that's the stereotype from several decades ago.
Today the profile and language are changed, and it's like nobody ever dies from "AIDS". The language instead is: "complications from HIV." And the ill or dying person might not be emaciated. One man I know who is struggling with HIV is stocky/muscular but has messed up looking skin.
HIV is the new diabeetis.
Nothing like a little dying to get a post up to 100 replies.
R32 (with original link)
He was not "big and msucular." Muscular yes, but he was a short guy.
I wonder about people like this when the death notice comes. Did he make a deliberate decision to go for hedonism over health and to just bareback his ass out to the world and let the chips fall where and when they may? Or did he just gradually slide down into that life without intending to.
He mentioned depression and self-loathing in interviews.
There seems to be a lot of that in the porn scene. Saw this blog entry from a hunky/beefy porn guy who I thought was hot in a scene I saw. After reading this wreck of a blog post, maybe not so hot.
I couldn't even finish reading the second paragraph of that blog R103 ....unfortunately, one of his biggest problems is probably "Who is Craig Reynolds ?".
I've never heard of him and when you think of the average movie having anywhere from six to eight performers, obviously they aren't *all* pushed as 'stars' and some of them probably do 'fall through the cracks'.
He talks about not getting hired anymore, etc .... it's tough when what you think is your 'career' ends up not going anywhere and you end up doing the 'side jobs' of escorting, etc instead.
Very depressing life overall, I am sure (but who knows what was going on in their life before they started in the porn/escort biz).
No judgement at all intended.
Noting that he engaged in BB for some time,perhaps with others who were also poz at the time thinking that there was no additional threat or risk. Not true! As a virus, HIV mutates at specific rate so that HIV has multiple variants. So one can get a second and perhaps more virulent variant, with dreadful results. This is also the reason it has been a challenge to develop an effective vaccine. HIV education is still deficient in the gay community. After 30 years of this plague it's a pity that people take risks without an idea of consequences. Poor soul.
Indeed, the fact that positive people can be reinfected is something that hasn't been publicized enough.
105...oh dear. Your pity is dehumanizing. He presumably had doctors, hon. He made choices and there were repercussions for those choices. Stop being so ridiculous.
Same for you 106. People in the gay community know this, especially those of a certain age. He just didn't give a shit.
"HIV education is still deficient in the gay community."
Totally bogus bullshit.
Go into any bathhouse in the country and you'll find signs about HIV prevention.
As R107 says, some people are just willfully ignorant and stupid, or simply self-destructive.
He was around for so long I'm sure I saw him in some videos. But he was never really my type, as others have mentioned he had a decent bod but a meh face and was always so pasty white.
I saw one of his bb vids and it was forgettable.
but Rest in peace, Josh.
So sick of hearing about the lack of education. This disease has been around for 30+ years. I find it hard to believe that there's anyone who doesn't know how it's spread. The real problem in the gay world is lack of self-control when it comes to sex and drugs (which obviously lower one's ability to make rational decisions), but people are afraid to address this issue out of fear of being labeled non-PC, sex-negative, or self-loathing/homophobic.
9 out of 10 doing gay porn are fucked up to some degree, so that he made it to 39 is an achievement.
Kudos to him to resisting the homogenising tanning booth and tattoo parlour and maintaining the lovely alabaster.
How often do you have to hear 'I hope you get AIDS and die, you fag!' until you drown your sorrows in drugs and alcohol and hope for the next bareback sex to fulfill your destiny?
It is very sad that people don't strive for greatness anymore and rather look for the easy way out.
R103 wow what a story. I love porn as much as the next gay guy, but had no idea how fucked up many of the actors are/become.
I've seen Zack Randall who was popular about 5 years ago on cam4 recently begging for tokens, and not a lot. $30 bucks to see him jack. Kid is under 30, huge dick, and incredibly easy on the eyes. I hope he doesn't end up dead at 39.
I've seen him bareback and wouldn't be shocked to hear he loves Tina. Hope he gets his shit together.
r113, that isn't a huge dick. above average, but not huge.
r103, that dude is old as fuck and looks like a fuck pig destined for Tresure Island Media bareback porn. He didn't have enough money to check a bag? No credit card? That's a mess.
Zach probably needs his own thread - I always enjoyed him as a performer. What's his cam4 name?
I think zach_randall.
Zack did a recent bareback scene with Mason Wyler.Nuff said there.
It was probably AIDS or the ass cancer.
I love hoe someone posts that zack randall seems like he's in trouble and desperate for money and some cretin immediately wants his info so he can jump in on the exploitation. Nice.
Pron is a good 'job' for fish and homosexuals who think they are too good to work for a living.
(A bit like politicians in that respect)
Aw dang, he was hot. He really seemed to be enjoying himself in his scene from "Taking Flight".
Another dead whore. Who cares? We need a few hundred (thousand?) more...
Weston was apparently working on a memoir, "Sleeping My Way to the Bottom", at the time of his death.
Hope the book still gets released.
U are wrong for that
R105 & R106 seem correct.
FACT: 22% increase in HIV among gay males in 2012, which is 66% of overall new infections.