March 13, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Questions surround porn star death
Wilfried Knight, menatplay, gay news, porn, Washington Blade, pornography

Wilfried Knight (YouTube image capture courtesy menatplay.com)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—A number of LGBT blogs are reporting gay porn star Wilfried Knight took his own life last week.

Matthew Rush and Chris Yosef, with whom the French-born Knight worked in the gay porn industry, confirmed he had passed away earlier this month.

His death comes weeks after his partner Jerry Enriquez committed suicide.

Knight wrote on his personal blog before his death the couple moved to Canada because his student visa expired and Enriquez could not sponsor him for a green card because the United States does not recognize their Canadian marriage for immigration purposes. He also criticized Lululemon, the Vancouver-based yoga and athletic apparel company for which Enriquez once worked.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

1 Comment
  • With all due respect, how is this an informative article? It tells readers virtually nothing new (this has been in the news for a while now). It lacks substance in the report. Even the title of the article is about how you dont know whats going on. And whats that thing about Lululemon? Sorry, but I find this to be empty reporting and a frustrating read… atypical of the Blade, so I felt a comment was needed.

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