Cole Tucker

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Cole Tucker
Cole Tucker porn actor.jpg
Born Richard Allen Karp
(1953-10-23)October 23, 1953[1]
New York City, United States
Died June 7, 2015(2015-06-07) (aged 61)
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Cause of death AIDS-related illness
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
No. of adult films 39 (per IAFD)[1]

Richard Allen Karp[2] (October 23, 1953 – June 7, 2015), better known by his stage name Cole Tucker, was an American actor in gay pornography. Tucker was born in New York.[1] He started making appearances in gay pornography in 1996 at the age of 43, previously working as a realtor.[3] In 1999, he revealed in a story published in the London Standard that he was HIV-positive and also had a relationship with former British Conservative Party MEP Tom Spencer.[4]

In 2000 he was one of the celebrity gay porn stars taking part in the "Pillage & Plunder" cruise to benefit Pride Tampa Bay.[5][6] He died of an AIDS-related illness on June 7, 2015 in Palm Springs

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  1. ^ a b c d Cole Tucker at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ Iris Blocks (June 11, 2015). "Retired Gay Star Cole Tucker Dead at Age 61". AVN. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Weitzer, Ronald John (2000), Sex for sale: prostitution, pornography, and the sex industry, Routledge, p. 56, ISBN 978-0-415-92295-1 
  4. ^ HIV porn actor claims affair with Tory MEP, from Evening Standard, date February 12, 1999
  5. ^ "Tampa Bay Coalition Home". Tampabaycoalition.com. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Avn - Porn Stars Cruise - The High Seas, That Is…". Business.avn.com. 20 January 2000. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Probe - Men in Video Awards 1997". Adam Gay Video Directory / Rainbow Collexion. 
  8. ^ "Probe - Men in Video Awards 1998". Rainbowcollexion.com. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  9. ^ "1998 Grabby Awards Winners". Grabbys. Archived from the original on June 4, 2004. 
  10. ^ "Grabby Award Winners 1999". Rainbow Collexion / Grabbys. 
  11. ^ "GayVN awards list of past winners (use drop-lists for year)". Archived from the original on 2009-02-19. 
  12. ^ "GayVN Awards Past Winners". AVN. Archived from the original on 2009-02-19.  (1999 on drop-down list)
  13. ^ "The 9th Annual (1999) Grabby Award". Grabbys. 27 May 2000. Archived from the original on 4 June 2004. 

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