This is crazy. This adult star just came up in a conversation today and then I saw a tweet with the breaking news. Just awful.
Popular adult film actress August Ames has tragically passed away at the age of 23, her husband has confirmed.
According to UNILaD:
The Canada-born actress died on Tuesday in Camarillo, California, from ‘unknown causes’, but a close friend told Hollywood Life that Ames had taken her own life after battling depression.
Her husband, adult film director Kevin Moore, said in a statement:
She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me.
August’s friends say that she was suffering from depression and online bullying, reported Hollywood Life.
Her sudden death came days after she faced a social media backlash for tweets about working with men who have starred in gay adult movies.
The actress was branded a “homophobe” after voicing concerns about an actor who had also starred in gay porn.
Moore also asked for privacy during these hard times.
Ames received backlash on Twitter over the weekend after refusing to work with a man because he’d shot gay porn, saying “I do homework for my body.”
She strenuously denied being homophobic and said her comments were not meant to be malicious, and in fact she was just looking after her health.
Ames, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, had more than 270 film credits since making her acting debut in 2013.
Numerous figures in the adult entertainment industry were deeply shocked by the news.