• 19Apr2016

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    Barbie Monroe, a transgender model who had worked once for Grooby on Black-Tgirls was found murdered, beaten to death, in a Maryland hotel room on the morning of 16th April 2016.
    Investigations are ongoing.

    More details can be found at NBC Washington.

    She had turned 22 the week before.

    RIP.

  • 01Feb2016

    Kimberly Devine was a superstar. She was part of that group of girls, who came up at a very special time of the mid-late 1990’s in Los Angeles and helped birth the modern genre of transsexual pornography. Kim was part of a group of performers that included Meghan Chevalier, Gia Darling, Lea Chase, Olivia Love, Lisa Lawrence, Barbie Woods, Gina and Brandy Scott who were appearing in video releases from companies such as Kim Christy, Devil’s Film & Androgeny. She was beautiful, she had a great smile, big boobed on a great body and an eyebrow that raised with sexual enticement, at just the right time.

    Kim was probably one of the gateway performers that introduced a lot of people to trans porn and it shouldn’t be under-estimated how much these girls brought to the industry. In an age, when transsexual performers were few and far between, and far more marginalized today, this group of about 15 models made up the total talent pool available to producers. The International Adult Film Database, has Kimberly Devine listed as having 64 videos between 1998 and 2006, it’s virtually impossible for anyone with an interest in transsexual erotica not to have came into contact with her work during that time.

    Shemale Yum was barely two years old in 1998, and Bob Maverick (now of Bobs-Tgirls had just started shooting exclusive content for us. He was based in Los Angeles, he was known on the scene and he could shoot quality photos on film, which I then received by mail in order to be scanned and updated onto the website. Exciting times, as through my letter box came envelopes stuffed with 5×4 photos, of performers I’d only ever seen glimpses of, usually on box covers that I’d commissioned. I remember receiving the first Kimberly Devine images, and being excited about getting them onto the site where they were a huge hit. Black stockings, long black hair and those eyes …

    In 2000, I was in Los Angeles and producing content for the website. I’d been introduced to Kimberly in Peanut’s and she’d agreed to shoot with me. To be honest, it wasn’t the easiest shoot – she was typically late (almost every model on that shoot was late) and then needed nearly two hours to get ready for the shoot. She was used to turning up to studios with makeup and lighting guys – not some ‘internet’ guy shooting with portable lights and a Sony Mavica on hard discs in a hotel room (the Ramanda on Santa Monica in West Hollywood). However, she was a star and her photos shone. I shot two sets, one in red which was awesome – but for me, the black dress, black stockings and the classy look, was one of my favourite shoots of that period.

    Like so many of the aforementioned girls, Kim dropped out of the scene in the mid-2000’s. She made one comeback in 2008, when Buddy Wood met her at a club and managed to secure a shoot – looking older but still great, it was a very popular return.
    By the mid-2000’s, there were more models, production values had dropped as the internet allowed producers cheaper and easier access to their customers and that magic time, of going to Peanuts, or the Queen Mary and bumping into one of only a handful of TS pornstars was over. I’m not sure whether Kim or any of the girls of that time appreciate how famous they were worldwide – or if they ever got the true appreciation for it. AVN didn’t have a transsexual performer category until 2006. The Transgender Erotica Awards started in 2008 and although some of the models from that time have been given ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’, Kimberly Devine has yet to be recognized there.

    Kimberly Devine died Fri. 29th January 2016 in Los Angeles.
    She was 40.
    Our thoughts are with her family

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  • 18Jun2015

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    A popular model in 2003-2004, Amaya worked twice on Shemale Yum and also appeared on a DVD release of ours. I was informed earlier this week that she had died and there was a fundraiser at Go Fund Me to raise money for funeral expenses. A native of Louisiana, where her first shoot took place, the second being in Florida.

    We don’t have any other details of her passing.
    Amaya was 33 when she died.

  • 26Feb2015

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    We’ve just had information that a Black-Tgirls model, Tymiesha who appeared in one shoot in 2008, died last summer. We do not have further details.

  • 02Feb2015

    Reports came in on 31st January 2015 that a transgender woman was “found stabbed to death early Saturday morning after firefighters responded to a call over a fire in her apartment.”

    We learned on Sunday, that this was a model who had worked for both Buddy Wood and Frank in 2014, known as Ilza. The murderer may have been her boyfriend, who turned himself into police on Sunday evening.

    Ilza was 33 when she was murdered.
    RIP

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  • 22Jan2014

    I have good information that a model named Dee Dee who worked for us in 2012 on one shoot, died on Christmas Day 2013 of what I believe were natural causes.
    I have no further information at this point.
    RIP

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  • 17May2013

    ShemaleJapan.com favourite, Nene Aizawa took her own life on May 6th, apparently over a “lost love”. A top 10 model for the site since she first featured in 2011, she’s appeared in over a dozen solo and hardcore scenes. She was also a popular AV actress in Japan and the best selling “new-half performer” of 2010, with over 35 films to her credit.

  • 09Apr2013

    I have substantial information that Janet Jaxxxson has passed away but no definite dates or cause. I had heard a few rumours over the past year but now believe the information to be correct.

    Janet was a model mainly on Black-Tgirls from 1006-2010 but also made an appearance on Transexdomination.
    I believe she was based in Las Vegas.

  • 13May2012

    Gina, a popular model who’d featured on Shemale Yum 2005-2009, died in a fire 12th May 2012, under possible suspicious circumstances.

    First photographed by Tony Vee, when he visited Puerto Rico to shoot in 2005, she was a new 18 year old model who became very popular.   After visiting and then moving to NYC she worked on a number of other shoots.

    Her body was found by firefighters in a four story building where she lived in NYC in the early hours of Saturday 12th May.
    NY Times Report : Click here

    Gina was 25 when she died.

  • 25Apr2012


    This was just brought to our attention. Samara, a model from Canada died in August 2011.

    Samara appeared on Shemale Yum a number of times in 2005-2007 in shoots by Crag Rockheart. She was Lebanese-Canadian and well know in the Toronto scene. She died of a heart attack in her home last August.

    “she loved and touched many other trans women’s lives here in Canada, she was a kind gentle person who was full of so much positivity and the loss of her has shocked and upset all of us who knew her.” – Jizelle

    Samara was 34 when she died of natural causes in August 2011.

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