Starlet Heather Joy Passes Away

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Adult model and performer Heather Joy passed away Thursday from pneumonia. She was 29.

Close friend and fellow performer Gabriella Paltrova told AVN, "Heather Joy was a dear loving friend of mine. She was battling this sickness for a month, had multiple organ failure—lungs, kidneys and her liver—she got better after some treatment but it came back and her body just couldn't fight it anymore.

"She was a very smart, young, sassy, beautiful, loving person," Paltrova continued. "I am blessed to have met her and [have her] be a huge influence in my journey. R.I.P. Heather Joy."

In addition to performing in a handful of titles for studios including Hustler Video, Immoral Productions and Jules Jordan Video, Joy modeled for Suicide Girls under the name Dot.

Photo of Heather Joy courtesy of her Twitter feed.