An award-winning adult film star has died at just 35 years old after battling Crohn’s disease and suffering a life-threatening infection.
Raven Alexis died last Wednesday in , her husband confirmed in videos posted to and one day later.
He said she was brought to a local hospital on March 20 ‘with some complications and some stomach Crohn’s/colitis issues she had dealt with.’
Crohn’s is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive track. The most common form affects the small intestines and the beginning part of the large intestines, according to the
‘It was a great ride, and they have a terrific business model for themselves, and I was fortunate to make some amazing and wonderfully selling movies in my time with them.’
But Alexis continued to see success even after she parted ways with Digital Playhouse, going on to star in a string of high-profile projects like Exile Pictures’ The Graduate XXX: A Paul Thomas Parody, Third Degree Films’ The Official Revenge of the Nerds Parody and Axel Braun’s This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX3D for Hustler Video.
In 2011, she was nominated for an award in the Best New Starlet category at the AVN Awards and won a pair of trophies for her scene in the Digital Playhouse film Body Heat with Riley Steele, Jesse Jane, Katsuni and Kayden Kross – the Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene and the Fan Award for Wildest Sex Scene.
She was famously seen at the awards show in a red leather dress with crutches, after she said she climbed onto a shelf to grab something high up in her house and injured her hip.
That same year, Alexis also appeared on the Adult Swim show Children’s Hospital as the ‘Porno Nurse.’
But soon Alexis became embroiled in controversy, after telling Jon Lieberman on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show that she had been diagnosed with stage four liver cancer.
She said in the September 2011 episode that the cancer had spread to her brain and claimed, ‘Chemo is hard … not eating is really hard.’
Shortly after the episode aired, though, her boyfriend at the time contradicted her claims she had cancer, AVN reported, and Alexis later claimed she survived the devastating cancer due to the help ofShe never denied having cancer, but soon all of her social media posts about it were deleted. In 2011, Raven Alexis guest starred in an episode of the Adult Swim show Children’s Hospital as ‘PornPorn Nurse’