Notice of his death was first made on Facebook and other social-networking sites. Thursday afternoon, director and Raging Stallion Studios principal Chris Ward posted a brief remembrance of Reed to his official blog.
"It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Daxx," Ward said. "He had recently moved to San Francisco from Los Angeles. He was a very fine man."
"We only worked with him a few times here at Raging Stallion, but I will remember each and every one of the hours I spent with him. Daxx, you will be missed."
Reed, whose birth name was Marco Berry, shot roughly a dozen blue movies starting in 2003 and was known in the fetish/BDSM community and among porn consumers for his intense, energetic work in fisting, leather and other fetish titles.
He was most recently onscreen in "Crude" for Dark Alley Media, "FistPack 20: Fist My Butt" for Raging Stallion and "Fisting Network" for Club Inferno/Hot House Entertainment.
Earlier titles include "110 in Tucson" (Titan Media), "Skuff II: Downright Filthy" (Hot House) and "Zak Attack" (Mustang Studios).
This reporter worked with Reed when he first entered the industry in 2003 and '04. He was known for his dependability and a quiet, subdued persona that blossomed when he stepped in front of a camera.