The Sword sadly reports that interim Sword Editor and longtime adult industry professional John Tegan passed away of natural causes yesterday in his Los Angeles home. His husband Cooper Neumann confirmed earlier today in a post on Twitter.

John directed for Cocksure Men, Jet Set and Jake Cruise. Among his many famous titles was the Jet Set hit Finding Levi's Johnson and Brady Loves Kevin for Cocksure Men.

Most recently John kept his finger on the pulse of everything happening in the gay adult industry as the editor of the popular blog Gay Daily Hot. When our own Harlan Yaffe became ill, he reached out to John who graciously stepped in and served as Interim Contributing Editor for TheSword.com.

John's good friend Jasun Mark, who directed with John at Jake Cruise and Cocksure Men, remembers "He was a very fun guy and was really good at what he did. He had a way with performers that brought out their real personalities on video. I brought John in to work on Gay Daily Hot, and that is when the magic really started to happen. I'll miss reading John's Gay Daily Hot, he was a great blogger."

We send our condolences to John's family, friends, loved ones and fans. He will be greatly missed.