GAY PORN NEWS: RIP KARIM (1961-2013) This is shaping up to be one hell of a year. Longtime bodybuilder and one-time COLT star Karim was found dead in a bathtub, dead of an apparent heart attack. However, police have reported finding a note at the scene. According to Florida Agenda, the Montreal-born Karim (aka Christian Bouthillette) was found “unattended” in a bathtub in the Wilton Manors luxury high-rise he shared with his boyfriend. The source close to the case told the Agenda that Bouthillette’s exact cause of death won’t be known until the toxicology is completed, but that source referred to an online report that Bouthillette had been arrested last weekend in Miami-Dade County for cocaine-related offenses. The same source also stated that a note had been found on the scene by investigators. According to a post on the COLT Studio Group blog, Karim is survived by his real-life partner (and also bodybuilder model) Brian Cerf. Karim wasn’t a prolific porn star — more recreational than occupational — but his scene with Carlo Masi in 2005′s Big N’ Plenty was nominated for Best Sex Scene. He had been bodybuilding since he was 21. This is the third porn star heart attack in recent memory. Josh Weston suffered a fatal heart attack at 39. And last summer Erik Rhodes died after suffering a heart attack in his sleep. I’m sick of writing obituaries. Nine in the past year alone. Very sad. –Mike
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