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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once a year The Transgdender Day of Remembrance memorializes those transgenders who have been murdered.
The statistics speak for themselves, that there is a disproportionate amount of transgenders killed.
I urge all members of this site to take a look at http://www.transgenderdor.org/ and to see if there are any events in your city. More importantly, if you can educate and normalize transgenderism it may go someway to stop some of these murders happening.
We received word on Feb 18th that Cane Carrington had taken his own life, from both his friend and colleague, Remy and a number of models who were also very close to him.
Cane started as a camera assistant/general assistant with Remy on shoots that were mainly done for Black-Tgirls. His personality and humour put the models at ease and helped the shoots go smoothly. Many of the models became friends with him at this time. When Remy started shooting hardcore scenes for the website, he was looking for a male performer and it seemed a natural choice, for Cane to take. Good looking, in great shape, into the girls and easy to work with he excelled in a number of shoots (many which still have yet to be seen) including ones with Sasha, Unique, Luxury and Sheeba Starr. His scene with Brittany St.Jordan for Shemale Yum, in Dec ’10 was very well received and “smoking hot” as one member described it.
It came as a great shock to his friends when they heard the news and although many knew that he had troubles, none suspected it was as serious as he took them. Some of his friends left YouTube tributes to him:
“A few months later it was decided that I would be doing my first hardcore scene and that Cane would be the male talent working with me. The entire production was amazing and working with Cane their was a certain on-set chemistry that made the final product one of the most amazing scenes I could have ever hoped to a part of. I count myself as extremely fortunate to have had to opportunity to not only work with Cane but to have known him as the kindhearted easy going gentleman that made being on set a positive experience for everyone.
Every death is a tragedy but when it is someone as an all around great person such as Cane the loss is amplified with all of the hope and promise we saw in him. There is no way to express the amount of emptiness that will be left without Cane no longer in this world but instead of focusing on the sadness I would rather focus on remembering Cane being the happy smiling guy on set making everyone laugh and enjoy being around him. “ … Brittany St.Jordan 21.02.11
Our condolences go out to his friends and family.
Cane Carrington was 31 when he took his own life.
Jezebel Yum, who has previously been known as Ruby or Jenna on a number of websites, including Shemale Yum, Franks Tgirlworld, Bob’s Tgirls, Shemale Strokers and Shemale Pornstar took her own life, on the evening of Monday 18th October at approx. 9.45pm.
Jezebel was a colourful character and often could be found at various Tgirl nights around the Hollywood and Los Angeles area and with her assertive personality, voracious sense of humour and a few drinks, she was hard to miss. My first encounter with her, she mistook me for somebody else and threatened to slap Bob and I! When the mistake had been rectified she was funny and vivacious and I was lucky enough to meet her a few times outside the realms of the club scene.
As a model, she wasn’t always the easiest to work with but once on set, ready to shoot she delivered some of the best scenes of recent years. Her debut was in 2006 on Shemale Yum at the age of 21 but it was her work on Shemale Pornstar that produced two particularly good sets, one as a “Genie Jezebel” and the other a military style, desert shoot were very well received. Jezebel had a fairly unique look, or so we thought until she changed it up to peroxide blonde for a while in 2009, which went down very well!
I don’t think it’s unfair to say that Jezebel was a fairly troubled girl and had a volatile temperment. Whatever decision she made to take her own life on the night of 18th October, judging by comments left, she left a lot of family and friends behind who cared very much for her.
Jezebel Yum was 24 when she died by suicide.
The tgirl party at Blue Moon Nights, on Thurs 18th Oct, is donating it’s door money to Jezebel’s family to help with the funeral dancers and some of the dancers will be donating their dancer money to the same cause. Updated news on this will be on HungDevils.com
The NJ Star Ledger Sept 13th 2010.
“MAPLEWOOD — The victim of a fatal shooting in Maplewood on Sunday was a woman, not a man, as had first been reported, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced today.
Victoria Carmen White was a post-operative transgender female having undergone sex reassignment surgery, the prosecutor’s office said. Her birth name was James White, the name authorities provided following her death.
Her birth certificate was legally changed to reflect the new name. Her age was also incorrect; she was 28 years old, not 29.
White, of Newark, was killed at 5 a.m. in a relative’s home on the 100 block of Jacoby Street. The case is still being investigated, and no arrest has been made or motive given.”
Known to the internet adult community as model “Carmen” she made her first appearance on Franks Tgirlworld in 2005 and then re-appeared after her SRS surgery, photographing with Buddy Wood in late 2008 for Shemale Yum, who was informed by the model who’d made the introduction, yesterday.
Candy was 28 when she was killed in the early hours of Sunday 13th Sept 2010.
There is no further information at this time.
“A transgender woman was found dead in her ransacked Queens apartment on Tuesday, her naked body sprawled across the bed, police said.
Edelbuerto Gonzalez-Andujar, 29, who lived as a woman and went by the name Amanda, had not been heard from since Friday.
Her friends got her landlord to let them into her Glendale apartment around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
“We found her on her bed. She was naked,” said Barbara Vega, 35, of Bushwick, Brooklyn. “Everything in the apartment was destroyed. All her Marilyn Monroe pictures were destroyed.”
Police said the medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Vega, who believes Gonzalez-Andujar was slain, said she had tried in vain to reach her friend since spending time with her on Friday.
“She never had any problems with anybody. She was full of life,” she said. “We need to know who did this to her.”
Gonzalez-Andujar’s friends wailed as her body, covered in a black plastic bag, was taken out of the 62nd St. building yesterday.
Stephanie Lopez, 19, said she was returning home from school when she saw one of the “hysterical” friends lunge for the gurney that carried Gonzalez-Andujar’s body.
Lopez recalled that another woman screamed: “No! Why, Amanda? Why?”
Lopez said detectives asked her whether she had heard sounds of a struggle or screams coming from Gonzalez-Andujar’s first-floor apartment on Saturday.
Vega said Gonzalez-Andujar’s laptop was missing from the apartment.
She said cops told her they were analyzing surveillance video taken from inside the building showing a man whose face was difficult to make out.
“We need to know who did this to her,” Vega said, recalling a vacation to Jamaica the two had taken in happier times. “
Amanda was one of the first transsexuals I ever met. She’d appeared on Shemale Yum in 1999 and that was the year I went to New York to shoot the first ever Grooby videos with Tony Vee, “Shemale Yum’s New York Transsexuals”. Amanda was on my shortlist along with Lisa Kage, BamBam and Kitty.
We picked up Amanda at her place and suggested we do some out door scenes. She was immediately into it. For a young, English guy who wasn’t exactly a stranger to traveling and to NYC, Amanda was still, very exotic, very different to the girls I was used to – and very funny and cool. I enjoyed my time with her a lot and the scene stuck out as one of the most memorable I ever shot.
Frank worked with her in a fantastic shoot in 2005 and of course, she also appeared in a wild scene in Joey Silvera’s Rogue Adventure #11.
Honestly, I know very little about Amanda apart from two brief encounters. The fact that this sort of crime is committed is bad enough but it does touch home a little more, when it is somebody you’ve met and worked with.
I hope by running this blog and putting this sad news out, people will become more aware of the tragedies that happen to so many, of the girls that we see on our screens each day.
Amanda was 29 when she was murdered, in the last week of March 2010.