Adult film star Jason Pacheco, who went by the name Randy as a performer, died Saturday. He was 33.
Pacheco had recently posted a link to a GoFundMe page along with an Instagram post about being hospitalized with kidney problems and looking for funds to help with medical costs.
“I hate to ask for any help but I am going through some medical issues, my kidneys were failing amongst a couple other issues but I am doing better. I have been in the hospital for 5 days now. To all my fans I will start posting much more after I recover from this. Anything helps,” the Sean Cody star wrote.
The cause of death hasn’t been made public.
On the GoFundMe page, he wrote that he woke up more than a week ago “deathly ill” and went to the hospital where he was found to have only 21 percent kidney function.
“I have been in the hospital for 5 days now and as most of you know I am in recovery and I was living in a halfway house. Because I have been gone for so long I was discharged. Now when I leave I don't know what I am going to do or where I am going to go,” Pacheco wrote.
He added, “I have been in recovery since November 9, 2021. Life has gotten much better and I am so happy to have made it this far. Unfortunately, I have this setback with my health. Any donations will go towards finding a place to live and help me get back on my feet.”
Pacheco identified as straight, according to Queerty. He’d begun his work in adult film with gay porn studio Sean Cody starting in 2013 and was a fan favorite. He was also the studio’s more prolific star.
“I really give it my all. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to do this, and grateful for all the fans that I have. I love them all, and they are what keeps my career going,” Pacheco told not-safe-for-work site Str8Up in 2018.
His last film with the studio was in 2019.
Sean Cody film director Walden Woods said in a statement, “My heart is broken to hear about the passing of Randy. I met him on set almost 10 years ago. He was always a good guy to be around, and had some amazing energy and authentic charm that was undeniable. From some amazing behind-the-scenes moments to Puerto Rico and Palm Springs, I had a great time every day he was on set. It’s incredibly sad to hear of his passing. You were a giant Randy, rest in peace.”