Veteran Performer Billy Glide Dies

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Veteran porn star Billy Glide passed Saturday, according to reports.

Glide, whose birth name was Tad Nolen, starred in well over a thousand productions, after his first production, “Fresh Faces 8” for the Erotic Video Network in 1995 when he was 24.

His death quickly hit Twitter and Facebook Sunday afternoon, and adult industry friends were stunned to learn that he apparently died of a rattlesnake bite.

Glide, according to a number of accounts, died after not seeking medical attention after he was bitten.

Glide, for the most part a performer, also directed a number of films and once had his own production company.