(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Casey Jacks’s Instagram Account)
Casey Jacks—gay adult film performer for studios such as MEN, Falcon Studios, Hot House, and Next Door Studios—has passed away on Monday evening, April 29, 2019. His agent at Choice Talent Management, Chris Crisco, confirmed the sad news on a Twitter post.
Jacks was only 29 years old.
It’s with a very heavy ❤️ that I write this. @CaseyJacksXXX passed away yesterday. His brother just confirmed the news. I will always remember his contagious smile and his amazing personality. Please pray for Casey today. I know his #choicetalent family & I will miss him dearly💔 pic.twitter.com/PgbKzi0VbT— Chris Crisco (@mrChris_Crisco) April 30, 2019
The news was met with tributes and sympathy messages by shocked fans and colleagues like Will Braun, Michael Roman, and Tony Dimarco among others. They all remembered Jacks as someone who was positive, easygoing, fun, sweet, and warm… a guy who loved dancing, had a loving spirit, and a contagious laugh.
Tony Dimarco said on Twitter, “Stunned and heartbroken by this news. Casey was light spirit, funny and a pleasure to be around. Always smiling and laughing, it’s a terribly sad day. 💔” Michael Roman on the other hand, tweeted, “One of the most fun nights I’ve ever had was dancing at Roscoes all night to Britney Spears with Casey! He was such a fun, warm, loving person! I love you bro and will miss the hell out of you!”
This is so heartbeaking… His joy and easy-going personnality… Spreading fun & positivity all the time… Such a great guy… May he rest in peace ! I’ll deeply miss him ! All my thoughts to his family and loved ones ! 😣🙏❤️✌️✨— ✘ (@carterxdane) May 1, 2019
Oh no— Will Braun (@willbraunXXX) May 1, 2019
Although Crisco did not mention the cause of Jacks’s death, some of his colleagues had intimated that Jacks died from suicide.
I just heard some very sad news that my fellow @ChoiceTMGMT model @CaseyJacksXXX killed himself this morning. I am fortunate to have a large support system, but maybe he didn’t have that. It’s up to us to help one another in our times of need. We’re all a family, and…— Jack Hunter (@XXXJackHunter) April 30, 2019
This is so unacceptable IM SO FURIOUS 😡😡😡 how do we continue to allow our peers/colleagues to feel so alone that they need to end their lives. Stop being CUNTS we don’t have to like everyone but the LOVE AND RESPECT NEEDS TO TAKE PRIORITY. Over ur sad ass disagreements— Boomer Banks (@Boomer_Banks) April 30, 2019
YOU ARE NOT ALONE PLEASE FELLOWS CALL ME OR CALL https://t.co/Olv4qvoxvS— Boomer Banks (@Boomer_Banks) May 1, 2019
These reports remained unconfirmed as of this writing. Crisco on the other hand, posted another tweet saying that he would rather celebrate Jacks’s “life with happy thoughts instead of details surrounding his death.” Crisco urged everyone instead, to write their story/memory with Jacks on a blog entry he created for him.
I’ve created a place for those who knew @CaseyJacksXXX to leave a story/memory of him: https://t.co/sfAcNUf1j0. To respect his family, I would like to celebrate Casey’s life w/ happy thoughts instead of details surrounding his death. Share yr thoughts with his #ChoiceTalentFamily pic.twitter.com/CgGoC1K2Ij— Chris Crisco (@mrChris_Crisco) May 1, 2019
There will be a gathering tonight at 7:30 on the corner of Castro and 18th in San Francisco to remember the glorious life of @CaseyJacksXXX. Friends & family will be blasting his favorite Britney songs & sharing stories. If you are in town and would like to attend, please do👼❤️ pic.twitter.com/68mUSzAVND— Chris Crisco (@mrChris_Crisco) May 3, 2019
Where to Get Help
If you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. You may also click here or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for more resources.
The suicide action phone numbers for other countries are:
US – Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 Available 24/7
Canada – Trans Lifeline: (877) 330-6366 Available 24/7
Philippines – Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (632) 804-HOPE (4673) and 0917-558-HOPE (4673) 2919 (toll-free number for all GLOBE and TM subscribers)