The veteran adult movie star, who has appeared in more than 700 films, was found dead on Saturday night.
His colleague Seth Gamble told AVN that award-winning Ray, who started his porn career in 2000, has a “heart of gold.”
He said: “I met him when I was 18.”
“It was kind of like, let’s take this kid under our wing and show him what we know, good and bad.
“I was green when I first met them, and they definitely showed me how to toughen my skin for the industry we’re in.
“He was one of the funniest guys I ever knew. He was a creative guy, he loved being in the business, he had a heart of gold.”
But he added that he hadn’t seen Ray “for a few years because he was on the wrong track.”
Porn actor and director Dale DaBone said, “I don’t even know what to think right now.
“It was easy when I kind of cut it all off, I was thinking about all the bad things that happened, but now the only thing I can think about is 25 years of all the funny, crazy bullshit. and stupid that we used to do.
“We’ve always been supportive of each other. All of those times, that’s all I can think of right now.”