Vanessa L. Pinto writes on www.sfgate.com – With great sadness, I report the death of Hollie Stevens:
From her obituary:
Hollie Stevens, best known as “The Queen of Clown Porn” died on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in San Francisco. She fell asleep peacefully while holding the hand of her husband, comedian and artist, Eric Cash.
Debuting in 2000 as feature dancer, “Holly Wood,” she traveled across the U.S. performing to packed houses. She was nominated for an AVN in 2004 for Best Group Sex Scene, (The Bachleor) and won the AVN award in 2004 for Best All-Girl Scene (The Violation of Jessica Darlin). Hollie performed in over 170 titles as well as being featured on kink.com, DungeonCorp.com, hogtied.com, chantasbitches.com, The Howard Stern Show, performing at the Lusty Lady, and more.
An accomplished painter with works hanging in the Hyena Gallery in Burbank, Hollie was also a long-time writer and model for Girls and Corpses magazine, a DJ, live visual manipulator, performance artist, kickboxing champion, and an extraordinary wife and friend. In a recent conversation, she shared that the things she would want to be remembered for is that she loved being a wife and friend more than anything.
Hollie was diagnosed in March, 2011 with Stage 3, Metastatic Breast Cancer. Within a year, it had spread to her bone, rib, liver, and brain. After an outpouring of support from a fundraising effort facilitated by her family of friends which raised $16,000 she said, “I cannot believe how many people care, how good my fans are, and how much complete strangers have helped me. This is unreal. Not everyone hates clowns after all!”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The San Francisco Shanti Project or the American Cancer Society.
The story of Hollie Stevens taught me many things, one of them being that true love really exists. Hollie passed away holding the hand of her husband, Eric Cash, the love of her life. This young woman was a clown-porn pioneer, an athlete, a model, and a comedian. She was taken from us far too soon, and she will be greatly missed.
I would like to thank Hollie Stevens, Eric Cash, and Laura Lasky, for allowing me to write about Hollie’s life and ultimately her death. Hollie’s story is one that I will not soon forget, and I am forever changed after writing about it. May your next world be just as blessed as this world was, for knowing you. If you have any further questions, visit Solace SF.