In the next few months you are going to be hearing a lot about the deceased porn star John Holmes. They will soon release a new Hollywood blockbuster starring Val Kilmer as Holmes.
In his day, John Holmes was a legend in straight porn as one of the few males who had a name. His claim to fame was certainly not his face or body, but for size-queens (and there a lot of them) he was the man. As his career dwindled, John Holmes got involved in drugs and ran with a bad crowd, and eventually got into gay porn because no one else would pay him. He even got tied into a murder scandal, which is the basis of the Val Kilmer movie.
Eventually, John Holmes died of AIDS.