Recent Deaths: Riley Evans (32), Alexis Vogel (61), John T. Bone (71)


Porn actress Riley Evans, former adult director John T. Bone and makeup specialist Alexis Vogel have recently passed away.

32-year-old porn actress Riley Evans is dead. She died of breast cancer in Florida on March 27. Evans had not worked in the industry for three years before her death.

The Florida-born actress started her career in 2005. In her decade-long career in the porn business, she has starred in more than 380 films and filmed for well-known studios including Brazzers, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Jules Jordan, Hustler and Naughty America.

Porn star Danny Mountain reported Riley Evans’ death to the industry media. He said Evans found out last December that her cancer had spread. »I was in Florida last week and a friend of mine picked me up and we were near her hospital. But she didn’t want to see me. That was her decision. (…) She was a beautiful woman inside and out, a beautiful soul, and she will be missed by many people.«

Alexis Vogel

Make-up expert Alexis Vogel also recently died of breast cancer. She died on 14 April of complications from the treatment of her cancer. Vogel was a very popular beautician, especially in the porn industry, who was responsible like hardly anyone else for the glamour look of the late 80s and 90s in blockbuster productions of big studios like Vivid.

While nowadays also big stars mostly do their own make-up, it was customary in the industry to have highly paid makeup artists on the set during the heyday of the big porn studios. Alexis Vogel not only worked for porn studios, but also for numerous magazines and superstars. She made make-up for Anna Nicole Smith and Suze Randall, but also for Pamela Anderson for several magazine covers.

Playboy Playmate Shanna Moakler considers Vogel to be one of the most influential women in her field. According to her, she revolutionized makeup and co-invented the Playboy look of the 80s and 90s. Vogel enjoyed great popularity throughout the industry. Amber Lynn also commented on the beautician’s death: »She was more than a makeup artist, she was like a big sister to many of us.«

Numerous industry representatives comment on the death of Vogel on Twitter. Among them were Christopher Milone and Melissa Monet.

John T. Bone

Porn star John T. Bone died of pancreatic cancer in January. At the time of his death, he was an inmate in prison in North Carolina, which is why the industry media only now learned of his death.

Before John T. Bone began his porn career in 1985, he had worked as an antique dealer in England for many years under his real name John Bowen. From 1985 to 2006, he directed over 250 films and appeared in 44 of them, but never had sex in front of the camera.

His most famous films include Geisha Girls, School of Cock and the Harry Horndog series. He worked for studios such as Arrow Productions, Essex Video, New Sensations, Western Visuals and Zane Entertainment and for some time he co-owned Fantastic Pictures, an early adopter of the gonzo genre.

Pioneer of the Gangbang niche

John T. Bone became famous, especially for his gang-bang scenes. Together with his actresses, he set several records in the genre in the 90s. One of his early works was the Starbanger series.

In the mid-90s he worked several times with Annabel Chong, who had sex with 50 men in 251 different positions in World’s Biggest Gang Bang (1995). Although the film was torn apart by the critics and received the unflattering award »Worst Tape of the Year« at the XRCO Awards, commercially the film was a huge success.

For the sequel, he hired porn star Jasmin St. Clair, who had sex with 49 men in 300 positions. World’s Biggest Gang Bang II became successful worldwide and received the AVN Award for »Best-Selling Tape of the Year.« Bone did not direct the third part of the series World’s Biggest Gang Bang III which featured the porn star Houston and also made worldwide headlines.

In later years the director moved to the Philippines and Thailand. In both countries, he came into conflict with the law, among other things for illegal porn productions in Bangkok. After that, he lived in Denver for a while and at the same time set up a used car business in Las Vegas.

In 2012 he was arrested for drug possession and marijuana trafficking and sentenced to several years in prison. Due to his cancer, he was transferred to a prison hospital in North Carolina, where he died in January.


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