Award-winning American adult star, Victoria Paris has died at the age of 60.
Paris, who first entered the adult entertainment industry in 1988, passed away last Tuesday, August 10, after a battle with cancer, according to AVN.
Tributes from friends and colleagues poured in after news of Paris’s death spread.
Director Axel Braun recalled Paris starring in the first movie he wrote in 1990, Fantasy Nights.
“I wrote the lead specifically for her because she was very classy and had an aura of innocence that fit perfectly with the story I wanted to tell,” he said.
“When I first met her at the table reading she told me that, just like myself, she didn’t smoke, drink or do drugs, which was very unusual for the times, and I immediately noticed that she was extremely professional, personable and meticulously prepared, which is something that definitely helped make that production smooth and pleasant.
“I bumped into her several times over the years at the Cannes Film Festival, because she loved to travel and she enjoyed the finest things in life. And from my experience with her, she was one.”
Paris featured in over 100 adult films during her career, according to AVN. Some of her most well-known films include The Chameleon, Beauty & the Beast II, The New Barbarian, and The Seduction of Mary, according to the outlet.
News of Paris’ death comes after the adult entertainment industry was shocked by the deaths of two of its young, popular stars earlier this year.
Porn star Dakota Skye, 27, was found dead in a trailer in LA in June after reportedly struggling with an addiction to fentanyl. Fellow star Dahlia Sky, 31, died in an apparent suicide in July.