Lawyers for Spacey filed a "notice of statement noting plaintiff's death" in the federal case on Tuesday. They said they were informed on Sept. 11 that the masseur had "recently passed."
"No further information or details have been given to Mr. Fowler's counsel, but Plaintiff's counsel stated they intended to notify the Court with additional information at an appropriate time in the future," the filing said, referring to Spacey by his real name, Kevin Fowler.
The massage therapist, who filed his suit as an anonymous John Doe, had claimed he was attacked by the "American Beauty" actor three years ago during a massage session in Malibu.
Spacey, 60, allegedly twice grabbed the masseur's hand and guided it to his private parts, the suit said. The Oscar winner was also accused of grabbing the alleged victim's shoulders in an attempt to kiss him and trying to fondle his genitals.