Porn actress and cancer survivor Amber Rayne — whose real name was Meghan Wren — passed away in her Los Angeles home on Saturday, April 2 at the age of 31.
Originally from Detroit, Rayne obtained her bachelor's from CSU LA before going into the adult film industry in 2005. She quickly became a successful star, gaining fame until ultimately retiring in 2005.
Adult film director and friend of the late Rayne, Stormy Daniels, disclosed to AVN:
“She was a really good friend, and one of the best actresses and performers that I've ever had the pleasure to work with, and I'm just glad that I had the opportunity to work with her and call her a friend.”
Rayne was a uterine cancer and Non-Hodgkins lymphoma survivor, having been public about her struggle with the disease on social media.
She was an music fan, dancer, self-proclaimed "huge gamer," and horse lover, often tweeting pictures of her beloved horses at the barn. She posted these photos just the day before her own death, after the death of one of her animals.
Rayne was one of ten women to accuse porn actor James Deen of rape — a case which has not yet been solved, as Deen vehemently denies the accusations, claiming they are invalid due to the fact that:
"All of the accusations are from either ex-girlfriends or events that happened on set."
The cause of Rayne's death is as yet unknown, but an autopsy will be carried out later in the week.
She is survived by her father, sisters, nephew, and many, many friends and fans.