A gay porn star has died in Florida after choking while being arrested.

Andrew Grande, 23, whose screen name was Dustin Michaels, choked on a bag of marijuana he was trying to swallow.

He had appeared on porn websites such as Broke Straight Boys and Naked Kombat.

Police had been called to the scene on Saturday night at the Executive Inn in Panama City when Grande allegedly shoved a female friend during an argument.

A reality TV show video crew had been accompanying police.

The footage shows police struggling to restrain Grande. He was tasered when he managed to stand up and quickly pulled the taser probes out of his chest.

He then began pounding on his chest and trying to pull a bag out of his throat. Police officers then realised he was choking and spent several minutes performing the Heimlich manoeuvre until paramedics arrived.

He was pronounced dead later at a hospital after the bag of marijuana was discovered.

Bay County sheriff Frank McKeithen told NBC News that Grande would have only faced misdemeanour charges had he complied with the arrest and would not have been tasered.

It is thought that Grande died of suffocation but post-mortem examination results are expected.

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