Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami has died aged 76, following a battle against cancer. His passing is a huge loss to filmmaking, and we must acknowledge the impact of his work. Many directors have contributed immensely to the ways in which we create and think about film — Federico Fellini, Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock to name but a few have influenced others that came after them. Yet there are other directors, fewer in number, whose impact goes beyond the film industry; Kiarostami was one of them. He entered our worlds, triggering an everlasting conversation with ourselves and others through his images.
5 young female porn stars dead in 3 months: What is behind recent spate of deaths?
Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian director whose films knew no borders
Suicides and drug overdoses are hitting the industry, where wages have been flat and competition for jobs is growing. Olivia Lua, a year-old doe-eyed brunette from Philadelphia, was an instant hit when she joined the LA porn scene in They later said she had been showing up to work high. On Jan. Nothing scares me anymore. Lua was the fifth porn star to die in seven months, with industry officials attributing the tragedies to either suicide or overdoses.
‘Deaths of despair’ are rising among adult film actresses
For the past several months, year-old adult film actress Olivia Lua had been battling addiction to prescription drugs and was seeking help by returning to rehab after a recent relapse. But something evidently went wrong with her program, because the actress, who sometimes used the screen name Olivia Voltaire, died Thursday at the West Hollywood rehab center. Lua is the fifth star of pornographic films to die in the past three months — the second in eight days.
A young pornography actress was found dead just days after posting on social media about spending the holidays alone, making this the fourth tragic death of an adult industry star in just two months. The exact date and the cause of death are not yet known. On December 25, Nova, who only recently joined the adult industry after working as a model beginning at age 12, posted a message to her 20, Twitter followers about spending the holidays alone.