Tyler Roberts, a Gay Adult Film Star, Has Died
On December 3, Eric Hazen, better known as Tyler Roberts, a gay adult film star, died.
Aaron Thomas, Roberts’ boyfriend, stated on Twitter in November that he was suffering from organ failure and was “fighting for his life in the ICU.”
On Saturday, Thomas resorted to social media once more to announce Roberts’ death.
“I am so heartbroken to share that my love [Tyler Roberts] passed away yesterday. His family and I are grieving as Eric left a huge space behind that can’t easily be fixed. Lead with love and tell everyone you can you love them as if it’s the last. I love you Bubba. Rest now,” he wrote.
Thomas said in a platform statement that Roberts had “helped me grow and evolve in ways I didn’t know I was capable of…
Thank you for seeing me as I am in full and thank you for letting me love you as you are.”
“I’m so grateful to have known a love like yours,” Thomas continued.
I am so heartbroken to share that my love @XXXTylerRoberts passed away yesterday. His family and I are grieving as Eric left a huge space behind that can’t easily be fixed. Lead with love and tell everyone you can you love them as if it’s the last. I love you Bubba. Rest now. pic.twitter.com/DndnBq2D7n
— Aaron Thomas (@AaronThomasNYC) December 4, 2022
The actor’s death comes only days after Thomas tweeted, “As we know, Eric is a fighter! To our joy and his care team’s surprise, Eric’s kidneys have begun to work again, coming back from end-stage kidney failure. He still has a long road ahead.”
Thomas said at the time that “[Roberts’s] heart was too big and could no longer support his body,” and that Roberts would need a transplant in the future. Thomas thanked everyone who donated to a fundraising for his partner’s medical costs, as well as everyone who checked in on them.
While picking up food a stranger & I struck up conversation at @ShermansDeli, @XXXTylerRoberts came up and this man looked at me said ‘Aaron?’ He hugged me and told me he donated and #retweet. I cried immediately from shock and joy. We feel the love.
❤️ @AaronThomasNYC pic.twitter.com/Pu7dy9g5fX
— Aaron Thomas (@AaronThomasNYC) November 28, 2022
Roberts, who made his gay porn debut in 2008, was on vacation in Palm Springs, California, when he began experiencing organ failure, according to Edge Media.
His family had set up a GoFundMe page to help with hospital and other bills. It has already raised over $12,000 of the $30,000 target.