In 1988 she said in an interview:
"Ten years from now, I can't see myself actively involved in
acting or stripping or anything like that. It's just that it comes
to a point in your life where you gotta say, 'This is what I want
to do and I don't want to keep nickel and diming in the business.'"
Unfortunately Lisa De Leeuw became heavily involved with drugs,
through which she became infected with the HIV virus. Various sources
claim that she eventually died of AIDS on 11 November 1993, thereby
becoming the only renowned female porn star from the Golden Age
to ever to die of the disease...