UPDATE: she passed away in her sleep. The cause is still unknown. Apparently her mother found her asleep in her bed unresponsive when we find out more information we will bring it to you.
LOS ANGELES — The adult filmmaking community was reeling late Friday afternoon after learning about the passing of longtime star Shyla Stylez, who was 35.
Details of her passing have not been discerned at post time; James Bartholet confirmed her death to XBIZ via text and said a statement would be issued tomorrow. Bartholet was Stylez’s publicist and manager when she was still active in adult.
Social media on Friday was abuzz with words of sorrow over the news.
“At a loss for words. So sad that my old friend @MsShylaStylez has left us,” Alana Evans, adult star and APAG vice president, said on Twitter. “You were one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known.”
Evans went on to note that Stylez was very much like Marilyn Monroe.
“Whenever she entered a room, it didn’t matter who was around, all you saw was Shyla,” Evans said. “Her energy and beauty consumed you instantly. And just like Marilyn, she has left us too early.”