LOS ANGELES—Veteran adult performer Alexis Grace died Tuesday at her home in Tampa, Fla., her fiance confirmed today. She was 27.
Grace’s fiance Jonathan told AVN that her death as of now was from "natural causes," but that her family was awaiting a report from the medical examiner.
He said when he went out to get his car serviced Tuesday that paramedics were called to their home and found Grace unresponsive. He said she had been dealing with an asthma condition and had experienced trouble with her breathing for the last few months.
“She was trying to keep it under control,” Jonathan said, noting it was possible she had suffered an asthma attack.
Grace had just recently returned from a successful trip to Fetish Con in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she was excited about ramping up her work schedule again.
“Everyone’s in complete shock and devastated right now,” Jonathan continued. “She was just at Fetish Con as lively as can be getting ready to make her comeback. She shot at Fetish Con; she was talking to producers.”
Grace hadn’t shot for any major porn producers in about a year, but was poised to get back into working for other studios. She and Jonathan co-produced for their store on Clips4Sale.com. The store specializes in pantyhose, foot jobs and foot domination, among other fetishes.
“She was still actively doing fetish clips but she was only doing our site and her site (),” Jonathan said. “She was planning on going to AVN this year and talking with a few agents out there.”
Grace, who was born in L.A. and raised in Florida, started her porn career in 2008 at the age of 18. She performed in almost 100 titles for several studios including Bang Bros, Reality Kings, Hustler Video, Wicked Pictures, Evil Angel, Brazzers, Lethal Hardcore, Amateur Allure and FM Concepts.
Jonathan and Alexis had been living together for seven years after meeting in the adult industry.
“We planned on getting married within the next year or two,” Jonathan said.
“She was a really kind-hearted person. She loved normal stuff outside the business. She was a great person, a loving person, a giving person. She loved her dog. We planned on moving to Los Angeles next year. If a homeless person was on the sidewalk she’d give him 20 dollars out of her pocket. That’s the kind of person she was.”
Jonathan continued, “She loved her fans and loved her work. She was a perfectionist who always wanted to look her best and perform her best. She cared about every person she ever worked with. Her colleagues loved her. I loved her. She was a caring, beautiful person inside and out who was never disrespectful to anyone.
“And she was at a really good spot in her life right now.”
The news of Grace's passing generated an outpouring of condolences on social media from friends and fans.
Jasmine Mendez (@LaughingLatina) called Grace a "very special industry FemDom Queen and sister." She also posted a photo of them together from the weekend, saying, "You will be missed. A sad day in FemDom history."
Performer Brandy Barista (@Baby_BrandyX) said, "So sad to hear today about the passing of @Alexisgrace_XXX. A sweet Beautiful soul that will never be forgotten."
East Coast Talent (@EastCoastTalent) said on its feed, "It's not often our industry finds true trailblazers. You were one. Doing things your own way and finding success. RIP @Alexisgrace_XXX."
Reena Sky (@reenaskyvip) tweeted, "So so very sad @Alexisgrace_XXX you will be greatly missed you beautiful sweet soul."