RIP: Legendary Gay Porn Icon Blue Blake Dead At 52

Posted October 13, 2015 by with 28 comments

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Friends and fans have been leaving condolence messages on his Facebook today and yesterday, and now Str8UpGayPorn can confirm that legendary actor, director, producer, author, and GayVN hall of fame inductee Blue Blake has died in London. A cause of death has not yet been reported.

British-born Blake performed in dozens of gay porn scenes and features from approximately 1993-2003 before stepping behind the camera to direct, produce, and run his own studio (Big Blue Productions). In 2008, Blake published a well-received autobiography, Out Of The Blue: Confessions Of An Unlikely Porn Star. With a career spanning nearly 20 years in the gay adult industry, Blake earned his status as a beloved icon among fans, peers, and co-stars.

Blue Blake’s bio from AVN:

Blue Blake is a former gay porn star and owner of Big Blue Productions. He is known for acting roles that suit his image as a real-life former Royal Marine.

Blue Blake and his brother Gage began their careers in the adult film industry as Colt models. Together, they made their debut performances in The Blake Twins: Raw And Uncut. Afterwards, The Tom of Finland Company approached Blue Blake, from which he starred in The Wild Ones. It became a worldwide hit, giving him porn star fame.

He met director Gino Colbert, who gave him the opportunities to write and perform as a gay porn star in a trilogy of his own creation: 1. Black and Blue 2. Red, White, and Blue 3. Men In Blue. With the acclaim he received for these pornographic movies, he appeared in the documentary about the adult film industry called Shooting Porn, which featured directors Gino Colbert and Chi Chi LaRue.

Blue Blake won Best Actor at the Grabby Awards for his 1998 leading role in Men In Blue. He retired as a gay porn star and formed Big Blue Productions, Inc., from which he concentrated on writing, producing, and directing adult films with a bodybuilder motif. Blue Blake’s first pornographic movie Demolition Daddy received 5 nominations at the GayVN Awards. With a repertoire of several more adult films, he went on to produce Cowboy, from which he garnered 10 GayVN Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.

In 2005, GayVN honored Blue Blake as an inductee into The GayVN Legend Porn Hall of Fame for his work in the adult film industry.

This post will be updated as more details become available. Blue Blake was 52 years old.

 

  • FieldMedic

    My guess will be heart condition… There’s some sort of connection between bodybuilding and heart problems, so many of them are dying of it.

    • Jace

      Yeah, and that connection is called steroids.

      • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

        I would put my money on that. I mean how does one keep that physique throughout his career without living at the gym, through steroids and they take thier toll which if you notice many of the muscle guys tend to die in their 50’s early 60’s. Tough to say it is definitely steroids since we never know cause of death on many but all evidence points to that.

    • Dazzer

      I think he’d been ill for some time. I can’t remember the exact details, but he’d had a period of ill-health a couple of years ago. It might be more than the simple steroids explanation.

      I tried to remember and then research the article I read, but can’t find it.

  • Maximus

    The universe should have taken Duckface instead.

    • EricM

      Classy thing to say. Moron.

      • Maximus

        I wasn’t going for classy. I was expressing frustration over the fact that life and death are indifferent to quality of character.

    • JJ

      Hiiiiii! Remember me? It seems like I have “infected” youuuu……..

      • Maximus

        ……

      • Maximus

        ………

        • JJ

          I know. I’m contagious.

  • James Withers

    RIP

  • Scrapple

    Blue Blake had a filthy mouth, and I loved hearing him put it to good use. I had forgotten about BBP. That studio put out some hot films, especially if you were into the muscle bound guys. RIP Blue.

  • sxg

    Damn how saddening! He always managed to get me rock hard every time I saw him in a scene! He may not have been the prettiest of pornstars, but I still found him to be quite handsome and he was so much man and with that accent it drove me crazy! RIP Blue Blake!

  • steve adams

    how do you get nipps like that?

  • FooFight

    He worked out at the same gym I did in the early 1990s in San Francisco. He was a huge musclebound stud even back then, but a complete no attitude sweetheart. As a young newcomer to the city, I would melt when I’d see his big body and hear his British accent. **sigh**

  • Zealot

    Coming of age in a very rural area, I remember Blue hitting the porn scene and making a very big impression on my young gay self. And, as SXG said, I think I was rock hard every time I saw him perform. He made it hot and nasty and you just wanted to be in the big middle of those goings-on in the worst way. I liked his candor and his nips (of course). They were always so hard and in that “ready to go” mode– which I find so hot. I don’t know a lot of him personally, but I get the feeling we could have shared a beer and some dirty stories and had a great time hanging out. I’m bummed and sad that he’s gone from us so young.

  • RaJ

    RIP Blu Blake. Red, White, & Blue is one of my favorite vids of all time.

  • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

    Rest in Peace Blue. I was never a huge fan he just didn’t do much for me but I remember when I first started getting into gay porn he was one of the big names, And I would always see his videos at the video store.

  • Odetofear

    I don’t know his work, but if i remember correctly. He was highlighted in HBO’s Pornacopia. He was directing a gay porn shoot in a boxing ring talking about gay-4-pay actors. He was quite funny and entertaining. That’s sad.

  • Hereweare

    I saw him in the Ronnie Larson play “Making Porn”. It was many, many years ago, but I remember getting a “normal guy” vibe from him at the meet & greet afterwards, & also thinking how much better looking he was in person than on film.
    50’s is way too young to go.
    R.I.P.

  • nick

    The Wild Ones is a great porn film, and he was really good in it.

  • DEE

    so sad, he seemed a rare combo, smart, funny, and okay with himself. RIP

  • Jonny Marzetti

    Sad. I was just wondering about him a few days ago.