Posted Dec 06th, 2010 08:16 AM
MILL VALLEY, Calif.—John Leslie, award-winning director and AVN Hall of Fame performer, passed away yesterday of an apparent massive heart attack at his home at the age of 65. He was discovered by his wife of 23 years, Kathleen, when she returned from grocery shopping.
His close friend Joey Silvera, who had been travelling to New York on business, returned to Northern California to be with Kathleen.
“It is with regret that the Evil Angel family announces the passing of John Leslie,” said Christian Mann, general manager of Evil Angel. “This is very shocking, sad and unexpected news. Everyone in the Evil Angel family is deeply saddened and our thoughts are with Kathleen at this difficult time.”
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John was a West Coast legend. He was incredible in DeRenzy flicks such as Pretty Peaches and Femmes de Sade, and he even starred in the Mitchell brothers classic Autobiography of a Flea. Everyone over the age of 30 knows this man-why does the mainstream media refuse to acknowledge the death of monumental porn stars?
I’m sure a strong leader like Christian Mann will arrange a suitable tribute.
Rest in Peace in John Leslie. You are going to be missed badly by some of us who had the chance to see your movies in all formats, theater, home video and satellite tv (during the big dish era).