A memorial is being held for Mehran Chestnut also known as King B on Saturday September 19, 2015. Chestnut was found dead in a Hyatt Atlanta Midtown hotel room on September 3rd. He was only 24.
According to the Atlanta police incident report, he was discovered clutching a bottle of poppers by a date he'd met online.
‘[The man] stated that they both fell asleep around 12.30am and when he woke up, he tried to wake Mr Chestnut but he was not responding,’ according to the incident report.
A cause of death has not been determined pending the results of toxicology results, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner, however police are not treating the death as a homicide.
Family and friends have said Chestnut suffered from grand mal seizures, which can include a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions.
Chestnut had appeared in gay porn scenes for studios like NextDoorEbony, Raging Stallion/Hard Friction among others.
He had also appeared on online reality show Tha Life: Atlanta. The show's producer George Smith posted a tribute online earlier this week.
Ebony World Media, an Atlanta-based porn company, said: ‘In the world of exotic dance and adult entertainment, there are many people with huge egos and attitudes that are often outsized and unwarranted.
‘But KB never once exhibited any of those things. Yes, he was gorgeous to look at, but his soul was — is — kind, easy going and genuine. For projects, he professional and courteous on set and off and a genuine pleasure to work with.
‘We will miss him and our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all who cared for and loved him.’
Our condolences to his friends and family.