The adult industry mourns the tragic passing of gay porn superstar Wilfried Knight on March 5, 2013 at age 35. Wilfried had recently lost his husband, his partner of almost nine years.
Falcon Studios/Raging Stallion Studios issued the following statement: “We grieve deeply at the passing of Wilfried Knight. We offer our most genuine thoughts of sympathy and warm wishes to Wilfried’s family, friends and loved ones. He was an extraordinary talent and a special man who brought joy to our hearts. Wilfried, we celebrate your life and your accomplishments, and hope that you rest in peace. You will be missed greatly.”
“Wilfried’s death is a blow to our studio and to our industry,” said Falcon/Raging Stallion President Chris Ward. “There was no nicer man. We have all lost someone very special. I can only say that personally I am devastated. Wilfried was a friend and I shall miss him. All of us at Falcon and Raging Stallion Studios hope he is at peace, and our thoughts are with his family and friends. I know that his good friend and director, Tony Dimarco, is also greatly saddened by this tragic loss.”
Born in Germany in 1978, Wilfried grew up in Champagne, France. Before getting into the business, Wilfried worked as a personal trainer and manager of a fitness company in London. He became a fan favorite as an exclusive for Lucas Entertainment, having debuted in the Michael Lucas Auditions series. Wilfried went on to perform lead roles with Lucas in Lost, Manhattan Heat, and the big-budget smash Michael Lucas’ Dangerous Liaisons. Recognizing his uncommon talent and charisma, GayVN nominated Wilfried for Best Newcomer of 2005 and Out magazine named him the Hottest Porn Star of 2005. Other awards in his career include the 2010 GayVN Performer of the Year award and a 2011 Grabby for Best Versatile Performer.
Wilfried took a two-year hiatus from porn in 2006. He came back with a vengeance in September 2008, making a welcome homecoming in Brothers’ Reunion for Lucas Entertainment. When he became the first-ever joint Lucas/Raging Stallion exclusive, Wilfried reached the pinnacle of porn stardom. He contributed to the success of the biggest hits from Raging Stallion, including Cowboys 2, Giants, the Tales of the Arabian Nights series, and the Focus/Refocus series.
Those who worked with Wilfried describe him as a consummate performer and a joy to have on set, with a gracious and caring disposition. We at AEBN express our deepest condolences to all of his loved ones.