Erik Rhodes, an exclusive model for Falcon Studios, is dead at the age of 30.

A tweet broke the news to his fans: “Erik Rhodes has left us this morning at 5:30am his family and boyfriend Riccardo are in deep pain, please respect this sad moment.”

Several sources are reporting that Rhodes died of a heart attack, but an official determination has yet to be made.

The massive 6-foot-3 230 pound performer openly discussed his use of recreational drugs and bodybuilding steroids on his Erik Rhodes blog.

“I'm waiting until I pop,” Rhodes wrote in his last blog entry in which he discussed his steroid regimen. “Or my liver fails … which every [sic] comes first.”

Rhodes started his porn career as a Falcon Studio exclusive in 2004. He went on to become a successful director for the studio.

In a statement, Falcon described Rhodes as a “massively muscled” and equally beautiful human being.

“It is with utmost sadness that we make the announcement of Erik Rhodes' passing. We offer our condolences to Erik's family, friends and loved ones. He was a genuine and caring man with extraordinary attractiveness and a massive muscled frame. Erik was an equally beautiful human being who lit up a room, and brought fun and joy to our studio and his fans that was unparalleled. He was a giving person with a special wit, and he put his all into every performance. He wanted to give his fans the best he could every single time he stepped in front of the camera. Rest in peace, Erik and know that we are celebrating your life and your achievements, but we will miss you and all the special moments you have given us forever,” the studio said.