RIP: Gay Porn Star Philippe Delvaux Dead From Alcohol Poisoning

Posted August 29, 2014 by with 13 comments

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According to an email from a family member, European gay porn star Philippe Delvaux was recently found dead while on vacation in Croatia. He was just 24 years old.

U.S. fans probably recognize him from his scenes at NextDoorBuddies, Colt, and Hot House, but Philippe Delvaux was even more active with studios closer to his home in Belgium, including Eurocreme, Blake Mason, and English Lads.

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The email from Delvaux’s aunt was sent to GayPornGossip:

Philippe Delvaux’s aunt contacted GayPornGossip via email to let us know that Philippe had passed away while on holiday in Croatia according to her email. […] According to the email from his aunt, the cause of death was an “overdose of alcohol.” His aunt relates in her email: “So his fans and friends we don’t know also be informed to process the loss”

As GayPornGossip notes, Delvaux won a Hustlaball award for Best New Actor in 2009, and he regularly worked with A-list stars throughout his career, including Kyle King and Spencer Reed. In 2011, he made news after being violently attacked outside a club in Amsterdam. Delvaux retired from porn around the same time to pursue a mainstream modeling career.

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We’re used to hearing about deaths from drug overdoses, but alcohol poisoning can obviously be fatal, too. Description via NIH:

Alcohol acts as a depressant, hindering signals in the brain that control automatic responses such as the gag reflex. Alcohol also can irritate the stomach, causing vomiting. With no gag reflex, a person who drinks to the point of passing out is in danger of choking on vomit, which, in turn, could lead to death by asphyxiation.

  • sxg

    Sad news. I don’t remember ever seeing a scene with him.

    I have a feeling that since he was on holiday he was spending it with his friends, who were egging him on to keep on drinking. Sort of like how frat guys die of alcohol poisoning from hazing.

  • Ed Woody

    This is fucked up. Unacceptable.

  • Cosmic

    Another one?!?!

  • Sad..

  • James Withers

    RIP

  • Dutch Courage

    Another sad loss. RIP Belgian Beauty.
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    This news comes two weeks after we learned about the suicide of the prolific Czech gay porn model Leo Cooper last april.

    • BlogZilla

      Doh! If it’s all you have, you’re pretty fucked up

  • BLACKSTEEL

    I do not remember him but it is still so VERY SAD :(

  • Dazzer

    This is just so sad.

    He was always an attractive and enthusiastic and ‘sorted-out’ model. I remember reading an interview with him somewhere in which he talked about coming out to his parents as a porn model and their essential response was ‘Well, what else did you think we’d think you’d ever do?’

    I knew one sometime Eurocreme model who worked with him who was decidedly annoyed when I waxed in rapture about how beautiful he was. The model in question rhohypnol-ed me (and while I still hate him for that, I’d like to have remembered what the sex was like. And I’d probably have gone to the police, except the attack happened in a foreign jurisdiction where I didn’t speak the language).

    Anyway,even this creep said that Philippe Delvaux was a class and professional act.

    I never heard anywhere on my – admittedly limited – grapevine that Philippe had an alcohol problem. Party boy, yes. Alky, no.

    I suspect that his death had as much to do with him being in Croatia as much as it does with anything else. Some of the home-brewed spirits you can get in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia are so strong that if they only leave you blind, they’re acceptable alcoholic intake.

    The other thing about alcohol poisoning is that it isn’t dependent on the strength or volume of the alcohol you partake, it also relies on the genetic strength of your liver. Other people could drink as much of that alcohol as you did, but their bodies can process it.

    Either way, he was a physically beautiful and personally attractive man. He didn’t deserve to go out this way.

    My thoughts and cares go out to his family at the moment. They’re grieving a man worth grieving.

  • BlogZilla

    These people are sooo lost.

  • Aaron

    He is alive ..he is trying to flee trouble….made up death

  • VegasLane

    I saw a photo of Philippe a few minutes ago, which instantly brought back memories of learning of his passing in 2014. I talked to him frequently on Twitter. He was as nice as he was beautiful. Almost everyone who has seen his beautiful images in still photography and video will never forget him. Phillippe, your legacy lives on. I hope that your incredible soul is dancing in the afterlife. I know that you are in a better place. See you soon. #RIP