In Memorium – William Higgins
19/12/1942 – 21/12/2019
The legendary gay porn director William Higgins has died suddenly. During his career he has participated in the production of thousands of films, many of which were made in the Czech Republic.
Widely considered a major influence on modern industry filmmakers, Higgins enjoyed remarkable longevity in adult entertainment. In 2018 he celebrated 40 years in the industry; his indelible legacy includes a body of work consisting of more than 3000 movies since the mid-1970s.
Higgins’s resume of iconic films included such classics as The Boys of Venice,The Class of ’84, These Bases Are Loaded,The Best Little Warehouse in L.A., Sailor in the Wild, Cousins, The Pizza Boy,Big Guns and more.
Higgins left America in the late 1990’s and , after a brief period in Australia, relocated to the Chech Republic where he first set up WilliamHiggins.com and Later CzechBoysNextDoor.com which became Str8hell.com. Over the years many images from Str8hell.com have appeared on JockSpank.
William Higgins was an icon in the Gay Adult film industry, who has given us many hours of pleasure. He was also a kind and delightful man to know. We will miss him.
Having had the honour of having dinner a couple of times with William here in Prague it is sad to hear of his passing, I first encountered his films way back in the days of Kip Noll, the original twink, discovered by William in the USA, we were young back then but those were the days and in the UK it wasn’t even legal! Ten pound VHS knocks offs from Soho. Thanks William for all your contributions to gay porn, you are now a legend.
Sad news indeed. He was a man after my own heart, and provided me with a lot of pleasure of the years. RIP, Mr Higgins!
Rest in peace
I concur with Alton and Richard rest in peace Mr William Higgins sadly missed.
He had exquisite taste in men. Some of the most attractive men in porn have been on his sites. It’s already downgraded now. I wish he appeared more in the scenes with his models like Jake Cruise. He certainly seemed willing and I’m sure did a lot behind the scenes / in private. If only we could see his private videos / home movies lol. Those who love men will appreciate his work forever.