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Saturday, February 20, 2010

RIP: Jamie Gillis

Some sad news, as word reaches me from my friend Calum Waddell via Frank Henenlotter that the great Jamie Gillis has passed away. One of the true greats of porn's Golden Age has gone.

Frank Henenlotter's message about Jamie:

Jamie Gillis
April 20th, 1943 – February 19th, 2010

"It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Jamie Gillis, who died today in New York at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer.

A wonderful and charismatic man and most treasured friend, he will be greatly missed by his partner Zarela, his family, his many friends, and countless fans around the world.

He will be cremated at a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, Jamie requested that contributions be made to the NYC Police Athletic League, an organization that helped Jamie as a boy and continues to assist children in New York City."

1 comment:

The Vicar of VHS said...

I've just been reading about some of Gillis's exploits in Robin Bougie's CINEMA SEWER VOL. 1, and he sounds like one-of-a-kind indeed. I've never seen any of his art, but perhaps I should rectify that as a student of the cinematic fringe.