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Gay porn star Alex Riley dead at 22: 'We love you, rest in peace'

"We are heartbroken," a Helix Studios spokesperson said

2021-05-17

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/@hifromalexriley

Gay porn actor Alex Riley has died at the age of 22, according to a studio he worked with.

The adult star's death was shared last Friday in a blog post by San Diego-based Helix Studios, who called him a "vibrant and talented young performer."

His cause of death is not yet known.

 
 
 
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"We love you"

In a statement posted on the Helix Studios website, a rep said: "We are heartbroken over the loss of Alex Riley, one of the most vibrant and talented young performers we’ve ever had the privilege to work with.

"Please respect his family’s privacy during this devastatingly difficult time. We love you, rest in peace Alex."

Riley, who was born in 1998, is known for films including Sound of Seduction and Hotel Helix: Room Service. He had also also worked with studios like RealityDudes, NextDoor, and Fraternity X.

According to to fellow Helix Studios model Jacob Hansen, Alex died on Sunday 9 May 2021.

Hansen said in a tweet: "To all of Alex’s friends and fans.. on Monday I got a phone call from Alex’s best friend that Alex passed away early Sunday Morning. Rest In peace babe you will always be part of me no matter where my life takes me."

Since his death was made public, Riley's last Instagram photo, which shows him hiking in the desert in Phoenix, Arizona on New Year's Eve 2020, has been flooded with tributes from followers.

 
 
 
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Said one fan: "I didn’t know you personally, but from what I have read you were an amazing, personable, beautiful soul. The world needs more people like you. RIP Alex."

A second added: "Loved your positivity & fun-loving personality."

Said a third: "You were an incredible young man 22 is way to young. Condolences to your family and many fans."