It is with a very heavy heart that I make this post concerning the passing of Julie Strain.
As reported by Heavy Metal Magazine, she passed away on January 10th, 2021 from complications of dementia. From the information that has been published it is my understanding that in her early 20s, Julie suffered a head injury which caused severe amnesia and she lost the memories of her early childhood.
I spoke with Julie just a few years ago and she seemed to be her usual bright, happy, and energetic self. Fast forward a few years after that, and I learned of her deteriorating health from her partner who posted about it on Facebook.
I first met Julie in 1999 at the San Diego Comic Con. She was a beautiful woman in movies and photos, but was even more striking in person. At the height of 6'1", I have to admit I was a little intimidated at first. But she was the warmest and friendliest person you could ever have met. Her smile and her personality were 100% genuine.
As some of you may know, I had the rare privilege of working with Julie as she portrayed my Vampress Luxura character in a spectacular photo shoot. On the day of the photo shoot I spent around 14 hours in her presence and discovered the true nature of Julie's appeal, which was that her inner beauty, personality, kindness, and work ethic was every bit as impressive as her outward physical appearance.
Of all the souls I have encountered in my life and travels hers was truly one of the most beautiful to ever grace planet Earth.
May she Rest In Peace. My heart goes out to her family, friends, and loved ones. There is now a hole in our hearts and the very fabric of time and space now that she is no longer with us.