Legendary gay porn director Mike Esser has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. The British producer, director and writer was the founder of Britain's first gay porn studio in 1990, Alphamales Studios in 2005 and Hot Spunks in 2010. He was involved in the creation of numerous titles since 1993, including Till He Cums, Boys From Oz, Moments With Johan and The DreamBoy Hotel. The prolific London-based auteur was known for his work with Pride Video, Odyssey Men and Eurocreme, among others. He most recently worked with superstar Paddy O'Brian in Fucking My Arse. Esser's Twitter feed reveals that he was diagnosed with cancer in late November and underwent chemotherapy but knew his days were numbered. Porn stars Issac Jones, Milo Taylor and Taylor Scott expressed their grief at losing a friend and longtime contributor to the industry. No other personal details have been released. RIP, Mike.