Former Corbin Fisher Model Turned CNN Producer Dies While On Vacation

Posted August 17, 2016 by with 61 comments

austinmattStr8UpGayPorn can unfortunately pass along the news that former Corbin Fisher model turned CNN producer Matt Null has died while vacationing with friends in Spain. He was just 34 years old.

Null appeared in scenes as “Austin” on Corbin Fisher from 2004-2005.

austinNull later worked his way up the ladder to become a senior producer for CNN’s Early Start, and his death was announced on that program this morning:

As TV Newser is reporting, Null died while in Barcelona, and a cause of death has not yet been revealed.

  • Xzamilloh

    Aw, man. That is sad. Such a young age to die. My condolences to his family.

  • john

    RIP but why is this news? and what if his family didnt know what he did 10 years ago?

    • Xzamilloh

      It’s public information… so it’s not like it couldn’t be uncovered through a Google search

      • sxg

        Well it’s public information now that Zach posted his real name in this article lol. I don’t believe most people would have known or even written about a former CF models who hasn’t done porn in over a decade passing away.

        • Xzamilloh

          Well, I’d rather it be done here. Zach actually did this story with tact, whereas I feel another outlet would have treated it like some salacious reveal about Null’s past.

          • kevin

            Quite honestly I don’t know why it was necessary. He did three scenes. Probably paid his moving expenses. Should have just let this one go

      • czer

        The death is also noted on TV Newser.

    • R.A.M.J

      I highly doubt his family is looking at this blog.

    • kkdd1

      John I just hope his family already knew

  • R.A.M.J

    RIP, prayers for his family and friends.

  • Todd

    Ack ….born the year I graduated high school – Tragic

    Seemed he accomplished a lot to be proudmof at a young age

    RIP

  • ezra.jones

    really sick posting shit like this. we need Trump elected to ban faggots like you. catapulted right over the trump wall!

  • sxg

    Well seeing how he passed away and I guess you won’t care if I do this, but found his facebook page! And he goes by Matt Hew instead of Null on there for some reason. Was he gay/bi? Apparently he was doing a euro trip with some guy. A shame about Matt, he’s grown to be one handsome man! EDIT: yea that was his boyfriend at the time :(
    https://www.facebook.com/SuperFunMatt

  • czer

    Oh by the way, he worked for Fox News Channel before moving to CNN.

  • Brunneous

    Normally I would take the mature route and inform everyone that @ezra.jones is gay (just look at his comment history), but I’m in the mood for a good dragging, so…
    http://i61.tinypic.com/33mtsna.gif

  • Scrapple

    I remember Austin. He was one of CF’s early stars. Given the nature of his early work, it’s kind of amazing he was able to get a job like that without someone trying to put his past on blast. Sad news.

    • sxg

      Well maybe it was his past work with CF that got him a job with CNN in the first place…

      http://25.media.tumblr.com/3dcd81585879936ed9fddd4113d19d98/tumblr_mkfyp8N13n1rs607eo2_250.gif

      • Scrapple

        Anything’s possible. But I was talking more about people trying to fuck up what you’ve achieved because they’re jealous, bored, or just plain evil.

        • sxg

          There’s far too much new porn released on a daily basis to even bother going back over a decade to check out someone like Austin. If it was just the last couple of years, then yea it would be a huge risk to him and his career.

          • Scrapple

            I don’t think timeframe really makes that much of a difference. There are “What ever happened to Model X” posts all the time. People get curious about a model they used to like, and they go digging. Matt’s duties probably required him to do lots of interactions with the general public. It wouldn’t surprise me if he got recognized once in a while.

          • AussieB

            A behind the scenes producer that no one knows is different than an on air anchor

          • Scrapple

            Yes, but that’s not a job you just get. You have to work your way up to it. He started as a reporter, and had to interact with the public.

      • FeydRautha

        His LinkedIn profile says he worked for TV stations in MO and Tampa…

        • kevin

          badly, I would add

  • Mike Julius

    The reporter seemed genuinely devastated by the loss. My condolences.

    • kkdd1

      I was just thinking the same thing

  • kkdd1

    It so very sad I ask GOD to gives his family & friends all the strength that they need to get through this very difficult time

  • Pertinax

    R. I. P.

    • 1234

      Etes vous francais??

      • Pertinax

        Non, mon cher.

  • RBLover

    Cause of death not revealed can only mean…???

    • sxg

      Wouldn’t surprise me. He passed away in Barcelona. You know what happened in Barcelona last week? The world-renowned circuit party, which is nothing but alcohol and drug fueled parties for days.

      • NickDC

        No way. I could never, ever imagine a CNN producer or on-air presenter getting into the PNP scene or using stuff like meth….
        http://nypost.com/2008/04/19/kinky-news-network/

        • Toots Ballard

          You’ve obviously never been around broadcasters. It’s an insane industry. I’m a Recovering Broadcaster.

          • NickDC

            Oh my post was written as a totally sarcastic comment; I hoped linking to the Richard Quest meth news would make that clear. :-)

      • RBLover

        And now the family is fundraising for his funeral! Still no word on cause of death. I dunno…I feel they should fess up and at least they should own it. I mean, hey, at least it could serve as a valuable cautionary tale! I think it’s worse to keep it hush-hush. I hate to be so cunty and judgmental but…I just can’t help it. I wouldn’t care otherwise but incidentally, I’m connected to him by one degree of separation on Facebook and these posts keep popping up all day on my feed.

  • Maximus

    Well that’s disheartening. How often does a gay porn performer successfully transition out of the industry? And now he’s dead. Ugh. I hope that it was just a freak accident and not the result of risky drug use or suicide.

  • kevin

    Zach evidently did not listen to the eulogy. He was 31, not 34

    • NickDC

      That’s a REALLY hard looking 31… he appeared a decade older in his recent photos

    • Zachary Sire

      The fuck are you talking about?

  • Josh

    He probably bumped into Tina

  • Rinc

    9 inches

  • alexei

    Very bad news…..