RIP Erik (James) Rhodes

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    Passed away this morning at 530. Heart attack in his sleep.
  • Karl

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    I dont know him but I feel sorry and R.I.P
  • HPgeek934

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    A very popular porn star, and a nice guy. I tried to upload a pic but I can on this phone. Was hoping someone else could.
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    Wow! Only 30 years old too!
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Such a sad incident, but can't say it was too much of a surprise. Has anyone read his blog? He had serious issues with using hard drugs. Hope he finds the peace he was looking for...
  • HPgeek934

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    Jun 14, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    Just 4 days ago he said he was on so much steroids that he was waiting for his liver to fail. WHY DO PEOPLE DO DRUGS AND STEROIDS!!!! 30 is way to young
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    RiP man.
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    he died way too young
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    I'd never heard of him (I pretty much stopped watching commercial porn back in the 1990s), but here he his. It's a low-down dirty shame.

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    Jun 14, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    RIP
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    RIP.
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    he has an ED but it's tagged for deletion i think

    Does a steroid- and drug-induced heart attack count for someone becoming an hero? A grim lesson here: DON'T USE DRUGS, FOLKS. For serious.
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    OMG!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    don't know who he is but wow only 30 years old... that's really sad
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    http://erikrhodes.tumblr.com
    http://www.encyclopediadramatica.se/Erik_Rhodes

    The entire internet saw it coming... but no one could do anything :/
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    We never officially met, but having written about the porn biz for some years, I can tell you that he could get scary and violent. I once lampooned him in a piece, and he threatened to kill me, and that was just a few months back. Said he would cave my skull in. Yikes. We live(d) in the same city, and I'll admit I looked over my shoulder for a few weeks after that.

    He might as well have been a character out of Valley of The Dolls; even he admitted that he had become this over-pumped, over-tanned, over-sexed parody of all this A-List tripe.

    The guy had Laura Palmer locked inside him -- there was someone innocent and broken there, but there was also a second self that sought out sexual degradation, dangerous kicks, vulture boyfriends-of-the-moment, and the inevitable Rip Van Winkle when it all caught up with him.

    As much victimizer as he was victim.
  • calibro

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    Jun 14, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    he always seemed like an asshole actually
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Firebrand saidhttp://erikrhodes.tumblr.com
    http://www.encyclopediadramatica.se/Erik_Rhodes

    The entire internet saw it coming... but no one could do anything :/


    Just sad that he got to this point.
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    icon_sad.gif I have actually seen him in person. I was at Max Brenner in union square and he was sitting at the table next to me. I can't believe such a young life just gone.

    RIP
  • unicoman1

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    Jun 14, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    He was very good at what he did! RIP
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Is he the one with a twin brother? Nonetheless, very sad icon_sad.gif Rest in Peace.
  • charrismd

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    Jun 14, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    http://www.erikrhodes.blogspot.com/

    Very sad, indeed.......
  • a303guy

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    Jun 14, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Firebrand saidhe has an ED but it's tagged for deletion i think

    Does a steroid- and drug-induced heart attack count for someone becoming an hero? A grim lesson here: DON'T USE DRUGS, FOLKS. For serious.


    Firebrand, as much as I get a kick out of your #YCYL posts i'm calling you out on this. I don't think anyone here is literally calling Erik a hero - the tragedy here isn't the the drug use, or the steroid use. The tragedy is that EVERYONE that knew this guy - from the casual porn downloader, to personal friends and acquaintances, to those he worked with in the profession he chose to work in, KNEW he had big time issues with depression, yet chose to let him go down the path of self-destruction that he did.
    That he was allowed to both self-medicate, and to continually attempt to build his physical self into whatever he believed people wanted him to look like, is a tragic statement of what we are, not him. I'm sure there were some along the way that did attempt to reach out to him, but clearly it wasn't enough. His blog was a cry..hell, it was a screaming shout, of his desperation to come to grips with what he had become, and what he had failed to be, and we all just sat there and read about it, said, 'dang, that's fucked up', and moved on. Shame on us all.
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    http://www.falconstudios.com/en/Erik-Rhodes/glamour/11271
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidSuch a sad incident, but can't say it was too much of a surprise. Has anyone read his blog? He had serious issues with using hard drugs. Hope he finds the peace he was looking for...


    This.