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Gay Porn Star Allegedly Commits Suicide at 38

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Monday Feb 27, 2012
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Social media websites and news outlets have reported that gay porn actor Dror Barak (aka Roman Ragazzi) committed suicide on Saturday, Feb. 25, Gaypornblog.com reported. He was 38-years-old.

Barak was involved in a scandal in 2007, shortly after he broke into the porn industry. The New York Post’s Page Six outed him as a gay porn star while he was working at the Israeli consulate to the United Nations. The article caused Barak to resign from his position but soon after he left, he began working at as a personal trainer for a fitness company called Freedom Fitness.

Barak stopped making porn in 2008 but appeared in a fashion spread with two other gay porn stars for the Jan. 2012, issue of Out Magazine called "New York’s Finest."

The head of Raging Stallion (a gay porn studio that exclusively signed Barak), Chris Ward, said "He was probably the hottest man I have ever filmed -- a massive man of pure beauty, intelligence and kindness. He was perfect in every possible way." Ward named Barak Raging Stallion’s "Man of the Year" in 2008.

In Nov. 2004, gay porn star Barry "J.T." Rogers, who went by Johnny Rahm in films, committed suicide. Rogers suffered from chronic depression, was HIV positive and had hepatitis. He left a suicide note that said he was frustrated that he was not receiving assistance from Social Security.

Gaypornblog.com also reported that gay porn actor Caleb Carter took his own life in Feb. 2009. Carter caused a bit of a controversy when he took a jab at comedienne Kathy Griffin during the 2007 GayVN Awards -- an event that honors the gay porn industry. Additionally, he posted a video of himself dancing in front of a confederate flag and appeared on MTV’s dating show "Parental Control" where he gave the finger to his boyfriend’s parents.

Comments

  • Anonymous, 2012-02-28 07:24:15

    Why do the perfect beautiful ones have to take their own life? But rough lives are indeed, hard to live and easy to end.


  • Bill H., 2012-02-28 13:29:45

    Can we be a little more tactful with the headline?


  • Anonymous, 2012-02-29 22:15:43

    I thought the headline was tactful. There is no absolute proof he committed suicide, and he was 38.


  • Anonymous, 2012-03-01 03:16:26

    A tarabl los for the would when someone takes thar life. I hope all the best for his family and friends that he left behind.


  • GAG’EM, 2012-03-06 13:47:02

    The title isn’t tactless, but the word ’allegedly’ is normally used to refer to crime, so it seems a little strange in this context. Suicide or not, the death of a 38-year-old man is tragic.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-04 03:28:25

    a personal trainer for a fitness company called Freedom Fitness.


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