Porn star August Ames dead aged 23
PORN STAR AUGUST AMES PASSES AWAY
PORN star August Ames was found dead hours after she was bombarded with abuse for being “homophobic”, telling her critics: “F*** you.”
While the exact cause of death currently remains unknown police say there is no indication of foul play. August Ames, who was from Nova Scotia in Canada, reportedly died in Camarillo, California on Tuesday morning.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Ames, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, had passed away but did not give a cause.
It is feared Ames may have taken her own life.
Her husband, Kevin Moore, is said to have expressed his sadness and asked for privacy.
He reportedly said: “She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me. Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time.”
The actress was branded a “homophobe” after voicing concerns about an actor who had also starred in gay porn.
She had earlier used social media to warn fellow female porn stars about working with men who have been in gay adult movies.
Ames was accused of homophobia on Twitter but sought to defend herself, saying she needed to have autonomy over her body.
“I don’t have anything to apologize for! Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? F*** you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. I f**king love the gay community! What the f*** ever! I CHOOSE who I have inside my body. No hate,” she tweeted.
Fellow adult entertainers have expressed their sadness at the news of her death on social media.
Abella Danger said: “I can honestly say I loved her so much. She was the most genuinely kind hearted girl I had the pleasure of becoming friends with.”
Producer and director Jules Jordan said: “Rest In Peace to August Ames, one of the best, nicest people I ever knew in the business.”
Nikki Benz said: “Another beautiful soul taken too soon. RIP @AugustAmesxxx I’m still in disbelief.”
Brazzers, a porn production based in Montreal in Canada, also paid tribute to her and chose to postpone a previously planned Ames scene.