LOS ANGELES — Adult performer Hollie Stevens has passed away after a battle with breast cancer.
Stevens died on Tuesday morning, according to Eric Cash, her new husband who confirmed the sad news on his Facebook page. She was 30.
"Hollie Stevens took her last breath while I held her hand," Cash wrote. "I had heard her breath hitching, and walked into our bedroom and kneeled with her. Morgan Bailey was also there. After a long hard fight, she died peacefully, and surrounded by people she loved."
Stevens, a native of Kansas City, Mo. born Tia Kidwell, entered the adult industry in 2003 and had starred in more than 170 adult films for just about every major production company. In addition to being a published writer and artist, Stevens was also a frequent performer for Kink.com and loved clown porn. She even called herself "The Queen of Clown Porn" on her Tumblr page.
Stevens had a mastectomy in August after being diagnosed with breast cancer. By December, the cancer had spread to her bones and more recently had afffected her liver.
The beloved performer is receiving an outpouring of condolences on Twitter.
Photographer Dave Naz said, "I admire the way she handled such a difficult situation in a positive way. Hollie was an inspiration."
Vanessa Blue asked for a "moment of silence for prayer."
"Much love and respect to the brave fighters like her," Blue tweeted.
ChristianXXX said he met and worked with Stevens in '08. "She was kind, funny, personable and grounded," he said via Twitter. "I always enjoyed speaking with her."
"Such a nice girl and way too young to pass," Jamie Brooks said.
Numerous others offered their respects on their Twitter feeds, including Sovereign Syre, Aiden Starr, Dana DeArmond, Bella Vendetta, Lexi Love, Cece Stone, Madison Young and Gram Ponante who also blogged about her final days.