It is with profound sadness we share the news that gay porn star Dave Slick passed away at just 26 years old.
The Sword can confirm that Nicholas Hanlon, better known as webcam model and Falcon Studios Group (FSG) exclusive Dave Slick, passed away this weekend in Chicago.
As reported by the DailyHerald, Dave “had been reported missing was found dead on Saturday, according to police.”
Dave, an Arizona native, was staying in Rosemont for the Exxxotica Expo convention. Officials said he was reported missing at 2:29 p.m. Saturday.
“Dave had been last seen about 1 a.m. Friday in Chicago while out with a friend; the last time he had phone contact with someone was at about 8 a.m. Friday,” police said.
Dave was “found unconscious and not breathing about 11:35 a.m. Friday in a bathroom on the 100 block of West Jackson in Chicago,” police said.
He was taken to Rush University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The Chicago Police Department is handling the ongoing investigation.
“He was earnest and ambitious,” said NakedSword/FSG President Tim Valenti. “This is a tragic loss.”
[UPDATE – Monday June 11, 2018]
“Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man reported missing over the weekend from a Rosemont convention, police say,” according to a new article in the DailyHerald.
“When Rosemont police checked with the medical examiner’s office, they learned that Hanlon had died Friday in Chicago. He was found unresponsive inside a restaurant bathroom in the 100 block of West Jackson Boulevard at 11:35 a.m. Friday, Chicago police said.
He was taken to the emergency department at Rush University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.”
AZCentral adds, “police said syringes were found inside the bathroom. The Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause and manner of death is pending.”
The results of an autopsy to determine Hanlon’s cause of death are pending, according to the medical examiner’s office.”
This is a developing story.
We will update this post as more facts become available.
On behalf of The Sword, NakedSword, and the Falcon Studios Group, our sincere condolences to Dave’s friends and family.