SAN FRANCISCO—Adult performer Hollie Stevens passed away Tuesday following a roughly year-long battle with breast cancer that last month was discovered to have spread to her brain. She was 30.
Just weeks ago, Stevens married comedian Eric Cash, who posted the following to his Facebook page early this morning:
"On Tuesday morning, at 10:05 am, Hollie Stevens took her last breath while I held her hand. I had heard her breath hitching, and walked into our bedroom and kneeled with her. Morgan Bailey was also there. After a long hard fight, she died peacefully, and surrounded by people she loved."
Stevens entered the adult industry in 2003 and fostered an identity as somewhat of a fringe performer, dubbing herself "The Queen of Clown Porn." Indeed, she embodied that handle fully in JacktheZipper's 2010 bizarro circus production Enter the Peepshow. She also worked for several years as a contributing writer and model for Girls and Corpses magazine, and was a regular at fetish giant Kink.com.
In 2004, Stevens collected an AVN Award (Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video) for her work in JM Productions' The Violation of Jessica Darlin.
Extended tributes to Stevens have been published online by Girls and Corpses owner Robert Rhine and industry blogger Gram Ponante. Many have also left notes of remembrance on Stevens' Facebook page and on Twitter, where at post time her name was showing as the number one trending topic among the adult industry community.