12 March 2013

RIP Wilfried Knight

RIP Wilfried Knight.

"The last thing he would want is everyone to think he was a porn-star cliché. He was not: He was not a drug or steroid abuser, and he did not drink like crazy," said Michael Mew, a friend of the porn star.

Apparently, Wilfried Knight was confirmed to be dead at the age of 35 on March 5th after committing suicide just two weeks after his husband, Jerry, whom he married legally in Canada. Wilfried was a French citizen and Jerry was American both living in Portland building a life together. From ManhuntDaily.com:

"Wilfried’s career spanned over nearly a decade, notably working as the first ever joint-exclusive model for Raging Stallion and Lucas Entertainment. At 6’2″ and nearly 200 pounds with a “huge presence, a gracious air and a caring disposition”, it was impossible to deny his status as a hirsute superstar. He delivered on camera too, winning both the 2010 GayVN Award for Performer of the Year and the 2011 Grabby for Best Versatile Performer.

But Knight was more than just a porn star. In his own words: “I am happier hiking or climbing than in any party… Yes, I was a porn star, but it always had been a hobby. In the meantime, I also graduated in law, in Chinese medicine, in personal training. I have always achieved academically, and always assumed my choices. I will not apologize. I do not see how having sex on screen is less socially acceptable than being a corporate banker regularly backstabbing anyone on his way in order to get richer.”

UGH. So, the sad thing is that suicide's tragedy is the craziness that we on earth are left with while the deceased gets to "rest in peace." Granted, I didn't know this guy. Nor did I know Arpad, or any of the bullied teens. But the things is, it's unfortunate that they felt that no one could help them. That now one cared enough to get them through this time.

Brandon Hawk, an HIV-positive porn-star, posted something hours after the news was released of Knight's death:

"Porn stars, gay men, and people in general... Suicide is NOT the answer. It is the highest level of selfishness you can show. I understand deep depression and have been there. I have used medications in the past. I have been in therapy since I was 8 years old and STILL go today. I am on a constant quest to better myself. To learn and to grow. If you [sic] are depressed or considering suicide, there are MANY health facilities and people to help you. There are entire services dedicated to helping people JUST LIKE YOU. You are not unique. You are not alone. You are not "the only one" feeling that way. REACH OUT. Ask for help. The right people are there to help you, you just have to find them. Start here: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR."

The truth is no one can ever really understand what goes on in some one's head that they can't bear to live another moment and ultimately decides to off themselves. But ending your life is truly selfish. I agree with Brandon. You leave behind a world that cared for you even if you think it didn't.

In any case, peaceful rest, Wilfried.

Point of the conversation: 1.866.4.U.TREVOR.

- DeeCue

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