The porn industry-strewn San Fernando Valley was in mourning yesterday when word got out that “Deep Throat” director Gerard Damiano had passed away in Florida.dam4.jpg
He was 80.

Damiano died Saturday at a Fort Myers hospital, his son, Gerard Damiano Jr., said Monday to the Associated Press. He had suffered a stroke in September.

“He was a filmmaker and an artist and we thought of him as such,” the younger Damiano said. “Even though we weren’t allowed to see his movies, we knew he was a moviemaker, and we were proud of that.”

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