Gay porn star Wilfried Knight has died. He was 39. reported that the death has been confirmed by Matthew Rush, a friend and colleague in the business.

Knight began his career as an exclusive model for Lucas Entertainment.

In a blog post at its website, the studio wrote: “We need to first say that this is one of the last things we'd ever want to write. … [A]s a whole this is one of the saddest days in our office.”

“News came in to Lucas Entertainment on Monday morning that Wilfried had taken his own life. Yesterday we frantically scrambled to prove this wrong and sadly came up with confirmation that the worst was true.”

“Wilfried Knight was a very special person, a genuine, caring, smart and grounded individual whose personality even out-shined his incredible outward beauty.”

Knight's passing comes just weeks after his American husband Jerry Enriquez, 46, took his own life.

“He gave me the best 8, almost 9 years of my life,” Knight, who grew up in Champagne, France, wrote in an emotional blog post. “And this amazing guy committed suicide by hanging last week, after fighting for so long for us to stay together.”

The couple was struggling to stay together in Canada, the only country where a binational gay couple can marry and apply for a visa based on a spousal relationship. After Enriquez lost his job in Vancouver, the couple faced being split apart.