Home > News > Gay Adult Actor Caleb Carter Dies • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Gay Adult Actor Caleb Carter Dies

Death ruled an intentional suicide.
Gay Adult Actor Caleb Carter Dies
Get XBIZ News
Feb 25, 2009 11:00 AM PST    Text size: 
SAN DIEGO — Gay adult performer Caleb Carter has died. The 24-year-old hanged himself in his apartment in San Diego on Friday. Industry sources tell XBIZ his death has been ruled an intentional suicide.

No note was left behind. However, promoter Jason Sechrest of JasonCurious.com blogged this week that Carter had been attempting to wean himself off the anti-anxiety drug Paxil.

Carter additionally was manic-depressive, and had been struggling with alcohol addiction. He had apparently stopped answering his cell phone for several days; performer Brent Summers drove over to Carter's apartment and discovered the body.

A wake that was organized by several friends and relatives was held Monday night in San Diego. A memorial service and cremation burial is scheduled for today.

Carter shot several dozen films between 2004 and 2008, and additionally worked for a variety of web-exclusive studios. His videography includes "Dorm Days" (Unzipped Video), "Inn Over His Head" (Adonis Pictures), "Never Been Touched" (Rascal Video) and "Shane's World: College Invasion" (Shane’s World).

Two of Carter's films — "Sex with Strangers" (All Worlds Video) and "Friends with Benefits" (Rad Video) — were directed by this reporter.

In 2006, Carter achieved a bit of pop-culture notoriety during a same-sex episode of the MTV reality-dating series "Parental Control." His bitchy one-liners generated a strong viewer response, and led MTV producers to cast him in an episode of their reality-documentary series, "True Life" titled, "I Am Gay" in which his parents also appear.

Carter's last public appearance was in November 2008 for the Hollywood premiere of the documentary series "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars* (*But Were Afraid to Ask"). He is among the gay adult performers interviewed in the series.

A fixture on the nightclub scene in Los Angeles and San Diego, Carter was known for his biting humor and gregarious personality. On a personal note, he was a longtime friend and confidant of this reporter. His absence will be deeply felt.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


WIA Profile: Mia Saldarriaga

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Profile: CAM4 Pushes Boundaries in Adult

CAM4 remains a leading live-streaming adult show platform in what has quickly become a very competitive field. Although CAM4 launched as a brand in 2007, the company behind it has been involved in the... More »

ExoClick’s Publishing Head Is Passionate About Job

ExoClick’s Ada LLlorca, who leads publishing efforts for the ad network, sure loves the adult webmaster space. And maybe that’s why she can honestly say she’s good friends with the company’s... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!