Legendary adult film star and devoted Oklahoma Sooners fan Jesse Jane has died at the age of 43. She was found deceased on along with her boyfriend in Moore, Oklahoma during a welfare check, reports TMZ. The cause is believed to be an accidental drug overdose.
Born Julia Ann Tointon in 1980, Jesse Jane skyrocketed to XXX fame in the early 2000s, starring in big budget adult films like the record-breaking Pirates in 2005. With her all-American good looks, the Texas native ushered in the “porn chic” era and reached mainstream fame. But perhaps lesser known was Jane’s intense passion for Sooners football.
Sooner Superfan is Born
Long before her adult industry success, Jane grew up in Oklahoma and attended her first OU game at age 13. In interviews, she reminisced tailgating with family and the excitement of cheering on her home state team. After moving to California to launch her entertainment career, Jane never missed a Sooners game on TV. She eagerly followed recruiting news and player stats and proudly sported Sooners gear.
When asked in 2018 how she felt about OU’s outlook, Jane said: “I believe with Lincoln Riley and our Sooners we have now, and our future prospects, we have a very bright future and I see championships coming our way.”
Moments as a Sooners Supporter
Though Jane gained fame as an adult performer, her passion for college football shone through. As an outspoken critic and cheerleader for her alma mater team, memorable Jane moments include:
- Live tweets during every Sooners game
- Trash talk with fans of rival teams
- Joyful celebration of OU victories
- Stinging criticism when the team underperformed
- Attending watch parties decked out in Sooners jerseys and hats
- Being photographed at games in Norman through the years
Whether tweeting her excitement over a Sooners recruit or voicing frustration when they failed to meet expectations—like when she called Lincoln Riley leaving for USC “bullsh*t”— Jesse Jane felt every moment as a devoted fan.
Fan Who Will Be Missed
The unexpected loss of Jesse Jane at just 43 years old comes as tragic news for those close to the star. Undoubtedly her vibrant spirit and passion for the Sooners will also be missed. True fans like Jane, who ardently support their alma mater through ups and downs, are the heartbeat of college athletics.
While her successful career took her to new heights, Jane never forgot her Oklahoma roots. As the Sooners kick off a new season, may they remember this spirited supporter who spent game days cheering them on until the very end.