RIP: Chad Noel – Age 25 Gay Twink Film Performer Donny Price

Chad Noel age 25, a former “twink genre” gay porn performer using the stage names of Donny Price & Craven Cox passed away in New York City, on March 17, 2010 following a brief illness associated with complications of HIV. An incomplete obituary can be found at Laramie Wyoming Boomerang. As can be read in the obituary, Chad was very well admired by people in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming where he and his siblings grew up. According to a close friend to Chad’s family a complete obituary will be released at a later date. The family is awaiting an autopsy report and returning of his body to Laramie, Wyoming. Photo Right: Latest Photo of Chad Noel Model Mayhem

As Donny Price (photo left) his inception into the adult film world began following his recruitment by the late Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis. In 2004 Cobra Video released a video, Every Poolboy’s Dream (later recalled) which starred Donny Price and then underage Brent Corrigan. Chad Noel would go on to film at HelixStudios as Craven Cox and various fetish videos under yet another stage name, Kyle Young.

Chad Eli Noel (1985-2010)

Chad Eli Noel Alone With WebCam

Myself and the GorgeousBoys Online Entertainment Network extends our sympathy and regrets for the loss of a truly gorgeous young man. May Chad be forever remembered.

UPDATE: Since our initial post the following websites & blogs have covered this story in great details:

Queerty –

Chad Noel, Porn Co-Star of an Underage Brent Corrigan, Dies at 25

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GaySocialites –

Aspiring model, Chad Noel, found dead in New York City

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QNotes –

Barebacking porn death: Myrtle Beach writer speaks

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MarksKings –

Did the Bareback Time Machine kill Chad Noel?

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The Bilerico Project –

Bareback porn and effective organizing for a healthier community

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Just Us Guys –

Chad Noel, Porn Co-Star of an Underage Brent Corrigan, Dies at 25

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Wicked Gay Blog –

Bareback Porn Star Chad Noel, 25, Dies

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Edge – Boston –

Bareback Porn Star, 25, Dies


POZ Podium

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Connexion –

A 25 Year Old is Dead

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Gay Patriot –

Death of Another Kid from Laramie, Wyoming

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Ryan’s Life –

Thank You Chad Noel / Donny Price

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  2. Ernie

    March 26, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I knew nothing about him other than his role in EPBD. He was a beautiful looking young man. From your statements here I gather that there was much more to him. If folks in Laramie thought well of him then I believe he was a good soul. The Wyoming connection to this mans life you presented made me think of a song by Garth Brooks called Beaches of Cheyenne (based on the death of bull rider Lane Frost). There’s a phrase in it “He drew a bull no man could ride.” I think that is an apt metaphor for the many who die much to soon while striving for a successful life. I give my heartfelt condolences to his loving family and friends.

  3. Jody

    March 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Ack. Too young to die of HIV….

    This is a young man who would have benefited from the no-exclusions for pre-existing conditions and the high-risk pool aspects of Health Care Reform. It's sad that the law and the timeframes within it weren't in place in time to help him live a healthier and longer life.

    Condolences to his family and friends.

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  5. seaguy

    March 27, 2010 at 11:03 am

  6. Morgan Geer

    March 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Chad was a childhood friend of our family. He always made me feel good about myself. He died too damn young…my brother a good friend of Chads died two years ago in a car accident. I can see them reuniting in the afterlife. They shared many special moments together. Never Say Die…RIP Chad We love you kiddo!!!

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  8. D.B.

    March 30, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I'm one of Chad's friend's from Wyoming. He was an amazing person. I'm honored to have known him and always have been in awe of him. I miss you Chad.

  9. DeWayneinSD

    March 30, 2010 at 4:25 am

    My condolences to both Morgan and D.B.

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  12. Amber

    April 1, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Chad was a wonderful person, a true star in his own right. I knew chad back in our wyoming days and can honestly say he was the best friend i ever had or could have ever hoped to. We promised each other that if we weren't married by 30 we would marry each other and pull a will and grace. I can honestly say this world is a colder place without him here. I miss you so much.. <3

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  14. Greg

    April 2, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Rest in Peace Chad. Gone way to soon.

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  16. Dean Boy

    April 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I am shocked he could pass away so early from HIV complications. I wonder what caused this . it is always to to know the exact causes to help this not happen to others going through the same thing and prevent them from dying at such an early age. my hearts go out to him and his family

    • Michael

      April 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      That's easy. He didn't use a rubber. That's the exact cause. The way to prevent this from happening is to wear a rubber when having sex with someone whose HIV status is unknown.

  17. DeWayneinSD

    April 11, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Michael your forgetting the main cause of HIV infection and failure to respond to HIV meds.

    Injection Drug use and THAT is the main reason HIV and AIDS rates are soaring in the US.

  18. someone

    April 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Maybe if he wasnt a slut he'd still be alive.

  19. Kelsey Noel

    April 14, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Morgan honey you know those two boys are up there watchin over us. Rest in peace Chase and my sweet, b-e-a-utiful little brother I miss you and you will never be forgotten.

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  21. Cole

    April 16, 2010 at 4:47 am

    A tisket, a tacket
    A condom or a casket

    Dude got what was coming to him. It's 2010, people–WAKE UP! Am I supposed to feel sorry for this kid because he CHOSE to play bareback? Give me a break. Idiot.

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  23. Mark Wilson

    April 17, 2010 at 12:27 am

    As the Editor in Chief of this online rag, I want to point out that it is my opinion that due to Chad's extensive drug use, the likely cause of his death can be more attributed to that than the fact that he was HIV positive. I have requested and awaiting the public record into the final determination of the cause of death.
    I have had an overwhelming number of reports from various persons since the first post of this matter who have related the nature of his drug abuse.

  24. BGD

    April 17, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Is anyone going to talk about the intersection between IV Drug Use, Barebacking, Porn, and Puritanical Self-Hate? No?

    • GayPornGossip

      April 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm

      I totally agree with where you are coming from and feel that this issue should be expanded up.

  25. Herbert Stutheit

    April 18, 2010 at 8:36 pm


  26. sayencrowolf

    April 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I wrote an article on my website where I talked about his death called "The Bareback Porn Wars" on

    I don't know Chad Noel, so I will try my best not to presume to guess anything about his life.  I've not heard any corroborated reports as to his cause of death other than "AIDS complications", which could mean any number of things.  

    I think it's unfair and entirely disingenuous to start screaming from the rooftops that if he didn't do bareback porn, he wouldn't have contracted HIV.  In truth, Chad will probably be the only one that knows the moment he contracted it, or the behaviour he was employing that left him open to transmission.  If there are friends/family in his life that do know, they're keeping it to themselves and respecting his memory (as they should).  To see people stamping their feet on Facebook or Twitter saying that "Bareback Porn is Killing our People" is disappointing and in reality, it's untrue.

    1000 years and a lifetime ago, I was that naked 20 something year old in front of the cameras putting it all out on display to make a few bucks.  For me, I was paying for a drug habit that almost killed me.  

    During those few years, I made alot of seriously wrong choices, and contracting HIV never concerned me much if it meant I could get a free score from you.  I've seen information that I can't confirm independently that Chad "MAY" have been a drug user and if this were true, then I understand the mentality of being young, desirable and having a habit to feed.

    To be clear, I am a staunch HIV advocate, but I am also a realist.  If you could magically remove all the bareback porn in the world, you're not going to inspire people to say it's time to play safe.  Until there is a cure for HIV, they have to be inspired to make the smart choice, even if it's not the convenient one.

    A young man is dead, and far before his time.  That is the issue at hand, not the minutiae of the bareback porn industry, a production company that produced the movies or his perhaps even having a drug habit that propelled him to his end. 

  27. Kevin Clarke

    April 29, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I was at an AVN convention right before I retired with a model of mine named Noel Lennon, a name he chose as a joke to his friend Chad. I had planned to shoot the two of them together but that did not work out, and I only shot Noel. We expected Chad there as Keith Miller was flying him in but he missed the plane. I never saw Chad again.
    I met Keith Miller there and put simply he was a piece of shit who went out of his way to tell me what a good lay chad was, as if I was going to be impressed by him having sex with Chad. I turned and walked away and never said another word to Keith Miller.
    The Chad Noel I knew was a young man who was forced by his homosexuality into a world that he was like most 18 yo boys, ill equipped to handle. He was stunningly beautiful physically, which was a way for him to stay alive, but it was a two edged sword, as most of his interactions were about people wanting to have sex with him.
    What I found most amazing about him was that in the privacy of his own world, he was not a particularly sexual being. Sex to hm was a tool, not a necessity. He would much prefer listening to his music then look for sex. Once he realized you were not there for sex, a warm, bright young man appeared whose horizons were in his mind limitless, but in mine I feared for him when he would age out of the little boy look, and the predators that exploited him would cast him aside for a younger model.
    I am not going to glorify Chad, he had his faults. If you want to look for villains here look at the world class pieces of shit Bryan Kocis, and Kieth Miller who used him without regard for his welfare.
    He made a video called Kyle's Piss Initiation. I asked him about it and he said "they gave me 4 Quaaludes and the next thing I knew it was over." that is the world Chad Noel was trying to survive in, it is not surprising he did not survive in it.
    If you want villains here look at the older men who used this boy for their gratification and tossed him aside when a younger version came along. Look at Kieth Miller as he gets another young man over his knee and spanks his bare ass until it is covered with welt's and you will see right before your eyes the contempt there predators have for our young men. Look at someone like the foul pig Daddy Muggs who has bareback sex with a self proclaimed HIV positive Ryan Foxx, whom he either did not test and risked the dozens of boys he has barebacked fucked since, or did test and did not care and risked countless young men so he could make money. These older predators are the reason Chad Noel is dead. Them and an industry that stands by silently while these predators devour their prey, and the Chad Noel's die.

  28. Salome

    June 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Gosh, some of these comments make me physically sick! You self-righteous disgusting hypocrites! Maybe he was a “slut”, and a drug addict. That means he was a young, stunningly goodlooking man who acted self-destructively in a world full of predators. Yeah, I can spare some compassion for him and feel sorrow that he is dead so young. Rest in peace, Chad.

  29. Watchtower

    July 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    My thoughts and feelings have been said by those with realistic & compassionate words. The rest my mind throws into the garbage. I did not know or ever see this good looking young man until now and am very taken by those who new him, how his family must feel, etc. no one deserves to be journalistically ripped apart for things no one has all the facts regarding. We are speaking of the death of a boy for christ’s sake! No matter what the causes–DEAR GOD PEOPLE, WAKE UP.

  30. dario

    August 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    i dont know who is chad noel never heard of him ifeel bad for that kid who died from aids

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  32. ryan

    July 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Seemed such a nice kid, some vile posts here. I just question him dying of an aids related condition at 25, that’s pretty much unheard of in this day and age, it’s a bit 1985. However he died, RIP Chad x

  33. oracle

    February 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    @ ryan – it is definitely odd, because chad did not die from hiv/aids. he died of a drug overdose. very tragic, made all the more tragic b/c a certain faction has decided to make him the poster child of an anti-bareback video movement.

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  35. Adrian Matthews

    June 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for at least trying to correct the misinformation that accompanied the initial report of Chad Noel’s death. As someone pointed out elsewhere, one of the problems with blogging is that due diligence is not a requirement, so once a lie is published it spreads like wildfire. This was a gift for a few who had a perfect tittilating story they could pontificate about: “Bareback porn industry kills 25 year old through HIV”, and they even had a few sexy pictures of him they could publish as well. All the better. That is was totally untrue did not matter.

  36. Mr mike

    September 9, 2012 at 12:12 am

    U get Wut u pay for never bb u dumb ass .And drugs that’s funny.

  37. Cole'sAnAsshole

    February 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    You’re an insensitive fucking asshole!

    Be careful what you say – Karma is a bitch!

  38. mike

    August 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    YOU DO BB PORN you’ll get aids heres the thruth so sad lol

    • Seaguy

      August 18, 2016 at 6:43 am

      First of all you moron you get HIV not AIDS, and this is not the 80’s doing bareback porn does not mean you will get HIV.

  39. mike

    August 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    thats funny i love it

  40. Paolo

    May 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    sweet and noble Creature, you are now in Heaven, love.

  41. Paolo

    May 17, 2014 at 5:07 am

    but the Love of God wants to Chastity. Chad, I recite a Hail Mary for you, because I want to see you and hug you in Heaven.

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