Piper Autumn Rivers (Tegan Toxik/Tegan Last)Age 35 (born 12 Feb 1994)
22 Mar 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
Piper died by suicide. She was an adult industry performer who went by the stage names Tegan Toxik and Tegan Last.
I received sad news earlier this week that Tegan Toxik/Tegan Last, took her own life on Monday evening.
Tegan first worked with us in 2016 on Femout and I met her a few months later when she accompanied a friend to a photoshoot even for nominees prior to the 2017 TEA Awards – and I encouraged her to get her photos taken also, which she was excited about. I only met her a few times, but if I had to sum her up in one word, it would be that she was very ‘sweet’.Tegan’s work continued with us on other sites – appearing in scenes at the end of 2020.
She worked with us the Friday before her death, with producer Radius Dark, who described her as ‘one of the sweetest, nicest people I’ve met in the industry‘.
It always comes as a shock when someone so young, with so many friends and who seemed to be moving forward with her life, ends it so suddenly and tragically. I know she was well liked among the community, and many models counted her as a friend – as seen by their many tributes and celebrations of her left on social media. Tegan was a disabled veteran of the Army, having served in Afghanistan and had been living in Las Vegas in recent years, where she had many friends and was part of the trans adult community, co-creating content as well as working on her own content.
Dan Hogue, Director of Operations at Transerotica was called to Tegan’s house shortly after her death and has been instrumental along with other friends, in assisting and giving support to Tegan’s partner, Jean. “We are all hurting and are confused with this loss of a friend. There is an emptiness among many. We may never know the reason why. There is help for those that need it. Let the overall message be to seek assistance! Never be afraid to ask for help, reach out to a fellow performer or colleague. There is also anonymous resources available in Pineapple Support and other trusted folks in the industry that would always drop what they are doing and make time for you.”
All of us at Grooby, pass on our love, our respect and condolences to her partner, her family and her friends, and to the many performers who worked with Tegan. I’ll continue to remember her as that sweet, lovely girl I met sitting on the sofa, at the TEA photoshoot.
She will be missed by many.
Tegan's Twitter profile is https://twitter.com/TeganToxik.