Home > News > Randall Nicholson, JRL Charts Vice President, Passes Away • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Randall Nicholson, JRL Charts Vice President, Passes Away

Randall Nicholson, JRL Charts Vice President, Passes Away
Get XBIZ News
May 2, 2016 8:36 PM PDT    Text size: 

LAS VEGAS — Randall Nicholson, the vice president of gay adult B2B media company JRL Charts, has died at 49.

For more than 10 years, Nicholson helped grow JRL Charts into where it is today. Starting as bookkeeper in 2005, Nicholson quickly rose up in the ranks to the company’s vice president. In the past year, he had been trying to get the company’s streaming network off the ground.

Christopher Thais, JRL’s president and CEO, said that Nicholson died of a heart attack.

Thais, in a posting on JRL Charts website, remarked that “Randall and I have been friends for more than 23 years. A true brother of mind.”

Nicholson held his position with the daily news company that includes stats for gay adult film releases as “one that he took seriously and with pride,” Thais said.

Thais elaborated further on how he found out about his death, which occurred last month.

“When he left the office on Monday two weeks ago, I never heard from him again,” Thais said. “When no one had heard from him for more than 48 hours, that is when I went over to his condominium.  When I arrived, I explained to the guard on duty who knew me the situation and he allowed me onto the property where I found his car parked in his parking space. When no response from the unit, I called police who arrived shortly afterward to investigate the situation. 

“Upon learning of the circumstances, we then informed the guard at the gate and had a locksmith come over to the unit to open it up. At that time, while I waited downstairs, his body was discovered in his bedroom.”

Thais described Nicholson as “a workaholic and who refused to take a break when a project needed to be done.”

He is survived by his husband and fellow staff writer on JRL Charts, Laudi Jaterka, along with three siblings.

Thais remarked that Nicholson was a “loving husband and a beloved family member.”

“Randall Nicholson will always be a part of the energy of the JRL Gay Media Network and will always be remembered for the wonderful person he was,” he said.

Pictured: Randall Nicholson

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 !


Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »

Cam World: Cam Star of Month BlazeFyre Loves to Be a Pleaser

Webcam model BlazeFyre certainly is looking forward to a fruitful 2017. She just moved into new digs this past month, and is eagerly anticipating another banner year as a Chaturbate web model. The naturally... 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 World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.



Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
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!