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Gay Adult Film Star Roman Todd OD'd At Airport, Blames Ricky Larkin

Gay Adult Film Star Roman Todd OD'd At Airport, Blames Ricky Larkin​

Roman Todd at the GayVN Awards.
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Roman Todd was considered clinically dead for five minutes.

Award-winning gay adult film star Roman Todd claims to have been clinically dead for five minutes after snorting fentanyl-laced pills while in a bathroom stall at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

In a Twitter livestream on July 4 alongside friend Cliff Jensen, Todd said he was given the near-fatal pills by fellow porn star Ricky Larkin.

“I should not be here right now,” Todd said during the livestream.

Jensen explained to viewers of the livestream that Todd had been given the pill that almost killed him by Larkin (according to an article by Str8upgayporn it could have been the addictive painkiller oxycodone). Prior to boarding a flight out of LAX, Todd went into a bathroom stall where he crushed up and snorted the pill. After leaving the stall he collapsed from an apparent overdose.

Jensen said that if Todd, who won a GayVN Award earlier this year, had overdosed while still in the bathroom stall and not while in public view he likely wouldn’t be alive today.

“If he would have stayed in the bathroom for 20 more seconds and collapsed in the stall, they wouldn’t have found him for, what, 20, 30 minutes, an hour until the next f*cking shift came through to clean it?” an angry Jensen said in the livestream. “He would have been dead.”

He explained that Todd was considered clinically dead for five minutes and had to be revived with Narcan, a drug used to treat an overdose.

Jensen also accused Larkin of providing the pill in a Twitter post where he called him a “dirt bag” and accused him of lying about his sobriety.

Larkin responded by saying that it was Jensen who spent the day with Todd, writing, “I’ll pass a piss test right now- will you? Sound to me you got a guilty conscience.”

Although Larkin claims he didn’t provide the pill, Todd took to Twitter on July 5 to post screenshots of a text conversation between himself and Larkin where they were discussing the drugs.

“I’ve got 75 pills coming from Arizona tonight,” Larkin allegedly said in a text to Todd.

“Damn that’s a lot of pills lol,” Todd responds.

Todd, who is reportedly out of danger and currently recovering, has since said that Larkin blocked him on Twitter.

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.