Japanese gay porn star Masaki Koh dies at age 29

TOKYO – Popular Japanese gay porn star and LGBT advocate Koh Masaki died on Saturday, May 18, of complications from surgeries. He was 29.

Masaki’s partner Tien Tien reported his death on the actor’s website. Tien said that Masaki “was receiving treatments from a ruptured cecal (which is considered the beginning of the large instestine) due to peritonitis and has had surgery several times since last month.”

The website lists Masaki’s filmography, which shows an extensive list of movies in which he appeared.

Masaki’s biography reveals that he also was an underwear model and go-go dancer, and was interested in cleaning, cooking, designs, travel and collecting airplane models.

“This is a sad day not only for us but also for his family, partner, and friends who have always supported his career. We will always love you Koh Masaki,” Tien wrote.

Gay Star News reported this:

Koh was a vocal supporter of LGBT rights. When a lesbian couple held a wedding in Tokyo Disneyland in March he said "your wonderful wedding will bring inspiration and hope to many people who still hesitate to take the first step."

In April 2012 he travelled to Taiwan to star in a safe-sex event in Ximenting, Taipei's gay bar area.

Koh Masaki fans are encouraged to share their thoughts on the website.

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