Falcon Exclusive Erik Rhodes Dies (1982 — 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO — Falcon exclusive Erik Rhodes died Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack while he slept. He was 30-years-old.

Falcon Studios confirmed the tragic news earlier today on their blog.

"It is with utmost sadness that we make the announcement of Erik Rhodes’ passing," reads the statement on the site. "He wanted to give his fans the best he could every single time he stepped in front of the camera. Rest in peace, Erik and know that we are celebrating your life and your achievements, but we will miss you and all the special moments you have given us forever.”

Rhodes was born in Long Island and celebrated his 30th birthday in February. He joined the adult industry in 2004 and quickly went on to become one of Falcon's most popular contract stars, performing in more than 40 scenes.

“We are deeply saddened by Erik’s passing," Falcon Studios/ Raging Stallion President Chris Ward said. "He was a part of our family and we are devastated. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.”