Gay porn star Roman Ragazzi, real name Dror Barak, has died from an apparent suicide at the age of 38.

According to various unconfirmed reports, Barak, who left porn in 2008 after less than 2 years in the industry, took his own life on Saturday, February 25.

The handsome, 5-foot-eleven Barak resigned from an administrative job at the Israeli consulate in 2007 after The New York Post's gossip column Page Six outed him as moonlighting in the porn industry.

A former member of the Israeli military, Barak went on to create a fitness company called Freedom Fitness. Most recently, he appeared modeling a tight Roberto Cavalli swimsuit in a layout titled New York's Finest which ran in the February issue of gay glossy Out.

“He was probably the hottest man I have ever filmed – a massive man of pure beauty, intelligence and kindness,” Chris Ward, who helms the gay porn studio Raging Stallion, is quoted as saying by “He was perfect in every possible way.”

The site also published a letter from Barak's boyfriend, Sam, who said Barak's company was doing “amazingly well.”

“Details are mostly personal depression issues,” he wrote. “Despite what anyone thinks, Dror was a loving, kind person and anyone that would comment and say he wasn't just probably misinterpreted his shyness as meanness. He was the most gentle, loving, kind, amazing man I have ever met.”