I have some very sad news to report. IPR-X contributor Marlon Areola was found dead in his Florida apartment on New Years Day. He apparently suffered a major rupture of his iliac artery, causing him to bleed to death. This is commonly caused by the insertion of foreign objects into the rectum.
Marlon was quite open about his lifestyle and wrote about it frequently on his blog. Out of respect, we will not speculate about whether Marlon’s lifestyle contributed to his early death. Marlon was only 35 years old.
We at IPR-X wish his family all the best. Marlon’s older brother Harry is a friend of IPR-X who helped conduct an interview with Thomas L. Knapp three months ago.
Marlon’s article “Marlon Talks Back“, which we published at the end of November, turned out to be the only article Marlon would ever contribute for IPR-X.
May he Rest in Peace.