Rumors swirled last week that porn star Yurizan Beltran had committed suicide. Beltran's death came the week after X-rated star August Ames took her life after being cyberbullied for perceived homophobic comments.
But the adult actress professionally known as Yuri Luv accidentally overdosed on prescription pills, close friend Nick Melillo told Newsweek in a phone interview.
Beltran, 31, was found dead in her home on December 13. The night before, she got into a fight with her boyfriend, whose name Melillo didn't know. But relationship problems constantly plagued the adult star, he said.
“It’s very difficult for girls in the adult business to find men who are willing to accept them,” Melillo explained. “That’s why she took drugs here and there.”
Melillo, a photographer who goes by the name Nickey Milo, met Beltran in 2004 when he was 18 years old. Together, they produced more than 250 videos together.