Ex-porn star Zoe Parker 'dies in her sleep' at the age of 24 just months after leaving the industry to start a new life and be near her familyby Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
- Jay Campbell of Weatherford, Texas, announced fiancee's death on GoFundMe
- Zoe Parker 'passed away in her sleep' at around 2am on Saturday, he wrote
- Parker appeared in more than 100 pornographic films during her career
- In 2017, she was nominated for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene
Former adult film actress Zoe Parker has died in her sleep at the age of 24, her fiance has announced.
Her death came just months after she quit the porn industry, and she had recently got engaged and moved back to her native Texas to start a new life.
A cause of death has not yet been announced.
‘We are sad to report that Zoe Parker passed away in her sleep on September 12th at around 2 am,’ fiancé Jay Campbell wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to cover funeral expenses.
As of early Monday afternoon, the GoFundMe campaign was not taking donations.
Campbell wrote: ‘After leaving the adult industry, Zoe Parker moved back home to Texas to be near her family to start a new life.
‘She had started doing great and recently announced her engagement and by all accounts seemed truly happy for the first time in her life.’
Family and friends were stunned at her sudden death, with one insider telling industry news blog MikeSouth.com: 'I spoke to Zoe Parker just last night. I still can't even believe she's gone.
'It doesn't even seem possible. She was so happy with her new life back in Texas.
'As you can imagine, her fiancé is utterly devastated. Zoe loved him so much.'
Parker began her career in the porn industry in 2014, when she appeared in films for production companies including Desperate Pleasures and Bang Bros.
She moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to pursue adult film acting full time, according to Adult Video News.
Parker has appeared in more than 100 films. In 2017, she was nominated for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene at the AVN Awards for her appearance in Valentine’s Day Surprise.
'Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Zoe Parker. We're sending our strength and love to her family, loved ones, and fans,' the Adult Performers Guild, the union representing adult film actors, tweeted.
Sarah Vandella, a colleague in the porn industry, tweeted: 'Very saddened by this I was on set with Zoe a few times my heart goes out to her and her family.'
In 2016, Parker made an appearance at the Exxxotica convention in 2016.
She told an interviewer that her entry into the porn business was thanks to the attention she attracted on her web-camming.