This is sad. A former Israeli military trainer who turned to a career as a model, fitness expert and adult video star after being outed, is dead at the age of 38.
According to reports on Facebook and Twitter, Dror Barak, aka Roman Ragazzi, has died of an apparent suicide on February 25 at the age of 38. Barak most recently appeared in a fashion story in the February issue of Out, titled “New York’s Finest,” photographed by Marcelo Krasilcic (pictured above).
The former Israeli military trainer was outed in 2007 by New York Post’s Page Six while working at the Israeli consulate, the ensuing scandal caused him to resign. Later that year, he started a personal training and fitness company called Freedom Fitness.
According to this blog, Raging Stallion head Chris Ward (who named Roman Ragazzi Raging Stallion’s Man of the Year in 2008) said, “He was probably the hottest man I have ever filmed—a massive man of pure beauty, intelligence and kindness. He was perfect in every possible way.”
SMH @ “Raging Stallion…”
Did you know that male freaky flick stars suffer from higher rates of suicide and depression? Guess Mark Wahlberg’s “Boogie Nights” character Dirk Diggler was no anomaly.