Gay Porn Star Man Karim Dead at 52
Just days after it was reported that gay adult film icon Arpad Miklos took his own life at the age of 45, the Florida Agenda is reporting that Man Karim, a gay porn actor for the classic COLT Studio Group, died on Jan. 28. He was 52.
According to the website, Karim, whose real name was Christian Bouthillette, died in his apartment in Wilton Manors, Fla. The newspaper notes that Karim was a "popular local body builder [and] fitness trainer" and lived with his partner, Frank Angiulli.
The medical examiner’s office has yet to release an official cause of death and a toxicology report could take up to two weeks to be released. An anonymous source apparently told the Agenda that the porn star was "discovered ’unattended’ in his bathtub" and the publication cites a "massive heart attack" as a possible cause of death.
The Agenda’s source also said that Karim, who was an award-winning bodybuilder and a nationally recognized trainer, was recently arrested for cocaine-related offenses and that police found a note on the scene.
"Christian was a very dear friend of mine," Ken Hunt, a friend who knew Karim for more than a decade and employed him at his New York City and Miami gym, Steel Gym, told the Agenda. "He was a sweet person whose biggest muscle was his heart."
Hunt told the publication that he spoke with Angiulli who said Karim died of a massive heart attack.