Michael Norbert Schnabel

Michael Norbert Schnabel

Birth
Orange County, California, USA
Death 30 Jul 2008 (aged 36)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 30667168 · View Source
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On July 31st porn fans awoke to a shock: "Cole Ryder, dead at age 36," trumpeted the blogs. Ryder's MySpace page even announced cryptically that "Cole Ryder has left the building—thank you all for your love and support."

Sadly, the reports were true. The hirsute "junior daddy"—born Michael Norbert Schnabel in 1971—had in fact passed away at a friend's home in Long Beach, Calif., the previous night. Shock waves quickly spread through the tight-knit porn community.

"Cole was a big teddy bear who was a kid at heart. One of his favorite places in the world was Disneyland," said director Doug Jeffries, a former gym pal of Ryder's who the star credited as his adult-industry mentor. "He was a good friend, and I will love him forever. His memory will always be with me."


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  • Created by: Austin Hayes
  • Added: 18 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30667168
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Norbert Schnabel (2 Oct 1971–30 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30667168, ; Maintained by Austin Hayes (contributor 46576536) Unknown.