James Leonard “J W King” Waldrop, Jr

James Leonard “J W King” Waldrop, Jr

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Dec 1986 (aged 31)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 21900990 · View Source
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Jim Waldrop - aka J.W. KING, JIM KING, Brandon Adams, James Waldrop, Todd Avery

J.W. King (July 21, 1955 - December 15, 1986) was an American pornographic actor (porn star) who appeared in gay pornographic movies.

According to In Touch Magazine #125 [April 1987, pp.97-98], "J.W. King, one of the most popular and best-liked stars of gay male films, died of AIDS complications in Hollywood on December 5, 1986."

J.W., whose real name was James Waldrop, was born in Texas and moved to Los Angeles in 1979.

His obituary in Update magazine noted that "He retired from the screen over a year ago and, with his lover (John Murphy, who also died of AIDS in November, 1986), lived in the Hollywood Hills. He had been employed as a waiter at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel in Universal City for the last 30 months."

Cause of death: AIDS complications. At one time lover of bi-actor, R.J. Reynolds.

Gravesite Details Occupies Block #01357 of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (as Jim Waldrop).
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