1. R.I.P.

    ‘Deep Throat’ Star Dead at 65

    Co-star Harry Reems from the original film "Deep Throat" poses in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005. "Inside Deep Throat," a documentary that premiered over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, examines the legacy of the 1972 flick, a forerunner of today's hardcore adult-entertainment industry and a touchstone for obscenity laws.

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    Harry Reems, who co-starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 cult porn film Deep Throat, has passed away, according to Don Shenck, a close friend of the actor. Reems was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and entered the Salt Lake City VA Hospital on March 5 for jaundice. He fell into a coma last week, according to a personal obituary on a message board Tuesday. Gawker confirmed Reems’s death with the hospital. Reems’s life was plagued by frustrations about his inability to break into mainstream film. “Acting was my true love, and I buried that possibility by going into adult films,” Reems told New York magazine in 2005. 

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