Legendary Porn Pioneer Harry Reems of Deep Throat Fame, Dead at 65

Mar 20, 2013
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Harry Reems, a former adult film star who is best remembered for his leading role in the seminal porn film Deep Throat, passed away yesterday at the age of 65.

Harry Reems

The news was first reported by Don Schenk, a close friend of Reems, who was by his side yesterday afternoon when he succumbed to organ failure at the Salt Lake City VA Hospital.

Gawker has since received confirmation of Reems’ passing from a representative of the hospital.

According to Schenk, Reems was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer, compounding his existing health problems, which included peripheral neuropathy and emphysema.

He was admitted to the VA hospital earlier this month with jaundice, and his health deteriorated quickly thereafter. Reems became comatose over the weekend, and passed away yesterday around 2 PM local time.

In his heartfelt obit for Reems, Schenk writes in part:

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