Yurizan Beltran Passes Away

LOS ANGELES—Veteran adult star Yurizan Beltran was found dead this morning, friends confirmed Wednesday night. She was 31.

Beltran died of an apparent drug overdose, according to Nickey Milo, who knew her since 2004 and worked closely with her on two websites for Pornstar Platinum, including most recently YuriLuv.comShe was discovered by the owner of the house where she was living in Bellflower, Milo said. There were pills found near the bed, he added.

A native of Long Beach, Calif., who worked at Hooters before porn, Beltran performed in more than 200 titles since making her adult industry debut in 2005. In recent years she was in and out of the adult business with under 20 performing credits since 2015, but Beltran remained active and in-demand on the national feature dancing circuit where she was a popular headliner.

Beltran's body of work included multiple performances for BangBros, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Evil Angel, Hustler, Girlfriends Films, New Sensations, Digital Sin and many more. She also was featured in pictorials for Penthouse magazine. For the first five years of her career the exotic beauty performed only in girl/girl scenes. Her first boy/girl coupling came in 2010 for Digital Playground.

As news of Beltran’s passing hit social media Wednesday night several of her adult industry peers shared condolences.

“R.I.P. beautiful angel @YuriLuv,” performer Sophie Dee tweeted. “So lost for words.”

“RIP @YuriLuv I only ever spent time with you on set but they were always fun,” Jenna J. Ross tweeted. “Another star is gone to soon.”

Performer Keiran Lee called her a “lovely lady.”

“Another one gone too soon,” Lee tweeted.

"I worked with Yurizan so many times over the years," director Mike Quasar said via Twitter. "Always professional. Always a total sweetheart. Always beautiful. This isn't fun anymore. At all. Ladies, if this job is causing you emotional pain, GET OUT!! No amount of money is worth your soul. I wish I still had mine."

“I’m very, very devastated by this loss," performer and radio host James Bartholet told AVN. "She was the sweetest, most wonderful girl and I’m speechless right now. I send my condolences out to her family. We will miss her but she will never be forgotten because she will always be in our hearts.”

"Omg I’m so lost for words right now #rip my beautiful friend @YuriLuv," performer Nina Elle tweeted.