Dirk Shafer


Age: 52

Summary: model, actor, screenwriter and director who posed nude in a series of pictorials in Playgirl magazine centerfold and was named the magazine's "Man of the Year" in 1992, but who chronicled his experiences as a closeted gay man in the 1995 mock documentary Man of the Year that became a fictionalized version of his life story and explores the tension of being a closeted gay man who is a sex symbol for straight women.

Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack

Born: November 7, 1962

Died: March 5, 2015

West Hollywood, California