RIP Porn Star Zoe Parker

The industry took a big hit when Zoe Parker retired to spend more time with friends and family. After a solid 3 year stretch featuring over 100 credits with some of the biggest names, culminating with a 2017 nomination at the AVNs for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene — she abruptly called it quits and moved to Texas. 

Who could blame her after that brutal stretch where the porn world lost 5 big names all in a row, seemingly day after day. It's a physically and mentally demanding lifestyle. By all accounts she seemed great in her new life — she even got engaged recently.

Then last night, she tragically passed away in her sleep, at 24. 

Zoe Parker, an adult film actress who was nominated for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene in 2017, has reportedly died.

“We are sad to report that Zoe Parker passed away in her sleep on September 12th at around 2 am,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help cover funeral expenses. “She was only 24 years old.”

She had recently left the pornographic industry, the Daily Star reported.

Parker “moved back home to Texas to be near her family to start a new life,” wrote campaign organizer Jay Campbell of Weatherford, Texas. “She had started doing great and recently announced her engagement and by all accounts seemed truly happy for the first time in her life.”

-NY Post

Rest in peace to a real one.