Performer Jacquie Blu Passes Away

LAS VEGAS—Trans performer and TEA nominee Jacquie Blu passed away in her sleep over the weekend, according to a statement from trans-centric adult studio Grooby. She was 41.

“Jacquie was like a burst of sunshine in our corner of the industry,” Grooby creative and editorial director Kristel Penn said. “Before meeting her, your world would be exactly how you knew it. But once you did meet, you always noticed her light whenever you were in the same room. It was unmistakable. She was a long-time supporter and sponsor of the TEAs, and I’m grateful for the many opportunities we had to connect throughout the years.”

“I was saddened to hear about the sudden death of Jacquie,” commented Grooby owner Steven Grooby. “She was a huge personality and character whom I'll miss seeing at the parties and shows, which she was always present at. Although she'd only worked for relatively few studios, she was a universal content creator appearing in many scenes, with a very wide range of scene partners. Her lively personality, her exhibitionism, and her passion for having fun are going to be a big loss to many.”

In addition to performing, Blu managed her own membership site and produced her own content with others. She was also a multi-year sponsor of the Transgender Erotica Awards (TEAs). 

Penn added, “I remember meeting her at our first TEA Con a few years ago. She was just starting out in the industry and was excited to meet other performers. After the event, we all hung out on the sidewalk in front of the venue and I remember seeing Jacquie bouncing around gleefully from conversation to conversation and when she got to where I was standing, she asked if she could give me a hug. She squeezed me so tight that I think she might have lifted me off the ground an inch. Then every time I’d see her at an event, she’d hug me with that same enthusiasm and joy. I will certainly miss her and that infectious energy of hers.” 

Friends are encouraged to post their favorite pictures and memories of Jacquie at to share. Tributes are also being posted on Twitter to @TSJacquie and @Jacquie_Blu