Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AVN Reviewer Bill Caits Has Passed Away

I am saddened to report that AVN has reported that former AVN reviewer, Bill Caits, passed away this morning after a long battle with diabetes. He was 67 years old.
Caits, who was also a photographer and was well liked by members of the industry, especially the actresses because he always took a ton of pictures at the award and trade shows and always made sure to give the performers any pictures he took of them, also worked as an attorney at a real estate title insurance company.
He began working for AVN back in 1988 and while he was only there for eight years he reviewed close to a thousand movies and was well known for the humor in his reviews.
Called The Joe Franklin of the adult industry the only genre Caits rarely reviewed was gay films though he reviewed quite a few trans titles.
Aside from his written reviews, Caits also had his own review show on a Manhattan cable channel along with Penelope Jordan who was also a fellow reviewer. The show, sponsored by Dick Kunis of Manhattan Video was dubbed the Siskel and Ebert for porn.
In the last few years Caits, unfortunately, was battling Type II diabetes and the disease was taking its toll on him including numerous organ failure and loss of feeling in his legs.
On May 25th, Caits suffered a heart attack and a stroke which wiped out his brain function and put him in a coma.
Bill Caits passed away shortly after midnight today, June 16th. He is survived by his wife, Rochelle, and his son, Richard.
For the full article click here: http://business.avn.com/articles/legal/Bill-Caits-Former-AVN-Reviewer-Passes-598485.html
Rest in peace you amazing man!

XOXO
-JOE-

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