Gay Japanese Porn Star Masaki Koh Has Died

May 22, 2013 2:15 PM PST

TOKYO — Gay Japanese porn star and LGBT advocate Masaki Koh died on May 18 from complications after surgery, his partner Tien Tien has confirmed.

Koh was 29 years old.

Tien said that the performer “was receiving treatments from a ruptured cecal (which is considered the beginning of the large intestine) due to peritonitis and has had surgery several times since last month.”

Koh appeared in a number of films according to his filmography that included “Hunk Movies” “Boy’s Evolution,” “Sodom 2” and many more.

According to his website, Koh was also an underwear model and go-go dancer.

“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.

A tribute in Gay Star News said, “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 traveled to Taiwan to star in a safe-sex event in Ximenting, Taipei's gay bar area.”

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