Gay porn star Macanao Torres kills himself at age 35 by jumping off building in Spain

Torres, whose real name was Pedro Oliver, jumped off the top of his apartment block in Murcia in Spain early in the morning on December 29


                            Gay porn star Macanao Torres kills himself at age 35 by jumping off building in Spain
Macanao Torres (Twitter)

Macanao Torres who has been known for his career in the queer porn industry has died at the age of 35. 

Torres, whose real name was Pedro Oliver, jumped off the top of his apartment block in Murcia in Spain early in the morning on December 29, local sources shared with Shangay.

Torres was an advocate for HIV and also challenged misconceptions around crucial treatments about the disease. He also encouraged the use of condoms and PrEP within the porn industry. 

Torres is well known for his work across studios such as JalifStudio, Hardkinks, Treasure Island Media, Butch Dixon, and Dark Alley Media. It was a doctors' diagnosis that cut Torres' career short. In 2016, he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma and medical experts gave him around 10 years to live. 

Around that same time, Torres had chosen to retire but had continued his advocacy work. Many HIV advocates, as well as adult film actors, have called on the industry officials to encourage more effective and regular testing for the disease. A few people also stated that centralized HIV testing databases should target and then ban actors who have HIV. 

"It can’t be that we teach new generations that it’s okay to f**k without a condom," Torres shared. He has campaigned for some better transparency from studios and also challenged producers to make their actor's status public. He had worked in the industry for almost a decade before retiring.

Last year in September, porn star Honey Gold, 25, was admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt. She survived her suicide attempt and later shared her experience with her fans. We had previously reported that she had taken to her Instagram to say, "Recently, I have been struggling with my mental health and trying to deal with the trauma caused by things that have happened in my past."

"I have come to realize they are affecting my life more than I realized. I recognize that I now need to get extensive help," she continued. 

If you are in the US and are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression, or just want to talk, call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.