Former gay porn star Billy Herrington has passed away in a car accident, his mother has announced. He was just 48 years old. His Kathleen said that her heart is heavy and broken and she will never stop loving her boy and hopes he will feel it wherever he is now. He first got into the industry after winning Playgirl magazine’s Real Men of the Month contest. He quit doing porn in the mid-2000s so that he could put more focus on sports, planning to become a successful bodybuilder. As well as being famed because of his porn career, Herrington was widely known after he accidentally became a meme in Japan. One of his videos, Workout Muscular Men three, was transformed and Herrington was nicknamed Aniki in the meme. The video gained over five million views.