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Gay adult film performer Eric Hazen, better known by his stage name Tyler Roberts, died on December 3.
In November, his partner, Aaron Thomas, shared on Twitter that Roberts was suffering from organ failure, and was "fighting for his life in the ICU."
On Saturday, Thomas took to social media again to announce Roberts's passing.
"I am so heartbroken to share that my love [Tyler Roberts] passed away yesterday. His family and I are grieving as Eric left a huge space behind that can't easily be fixed. Lead with love and tell everyone you can you love them as if it's the last. I love you Bubba. Rest now," Thomas wrote.
In a statement on the platform, Thomas said that Roberts had "helped me grow and evolve in ways I didn't know I was capable of...Thank you for seeing me as I am in full and thank you for letting me love you as you are."
Thomas added, "I'm so grateful to have known a love like yours."
\u201cI am so heartbroken to share that my love @XXXTylerRoberts passed away yesterday. His family and I are grieving as Eric left a huge space behind that can\u2019t easily be fixed. Lead with love and tell everyone you can you love them as if it\u2019s the last. I love you Bubba. Rest now.\u201d— Aaron Thomas (@Aaron Thomas) 1670121412
The actor's death comes soon after a previously more hopeful tweet Thomas posted on November 28th, writing, "As we know, Eric is a fighter! To our joy and his care team's surprise, Eric's kidneys have begun to work again, coming back from end-stage kidney failure. He still has a long road ahead."
Thomas added at the time that "[Roberts's] heart was too big and could no longer support his body," the tweet went on to say Roberts would need a transplant in the future. Thomas thanked those who had donated to a fundraiser for his partner's medical bills and those who had checked in on them.
\u201cWhile picking up food a stranger & I struck up conversation at @ShermansDeli, @XXXTylerRoberts came up and this man looked at me said \u2018Aaron?\u2019 He hugged me and told me he donated and #retweet. I cried immediately from shock and joy. We feel the love.\n\u2764\ufe0f @AaronThomasNYC\u201d— Aaron Thomas (@Aaron Thomas) 1669613882
A GoFundMe for hospital and other expenses had been started by his family. It currently has more than $12,000 out of a $30,000 goal.