Gay porn star Karim, real name
Christian Bouthillette, has died. He was 52.
According to the Florida
Agenda, Bouthillette was found in his Wilton Manors, Florida
apartment “unattended” in a bath tub on Monday, January 28. He
lived in the high rise with his partner, Frank Anguiuli.
Officials have ordered a toxicology
report to determine an exact cause of death. Speculation includes a
massive heart attack, possibly brought on by an overdose.
(Bouthillette was recently arrested for cocaine-related offenses.)
Bouthillette modeled for COLT studio.
“It is with a heavy heart that we
report that we have lost one of our most cherished COLT Men from the
COLT history books and as of recent, Mr. COLT Man Karim,” the
studio wrote in a blog post.
Ken Hunt, the owner of New York
City-based Steel Gym, had employed Bouthillette as a personal
“I remember being at Fort Lauderdale
Beach with him last year,” Hunt said. “He was very friendly, but
I remember him saying that it was funny how most people only saw him
as this big muscular guy, how they felt they 'knew' him from his fame
as a Colt model. But that wasn't the deeper part of Christian. It's
really a terrible loss.”