She appeared in more than 270 adult films after making her debut in 2013. Because of her statements, she experienced a huge backlash online, with many fans and performers labeling her a "homophobe".
After facing criticism for her comments she later added: 'NOT homophobic.
On December 3, Ames posted a message reading: 'whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you're shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know. "Not wanting to have sex with gay men is not homophonic; they don't want to have sex with me either so byeeeee".
Police did not give a specific location as to where the actress purportedly took her life.
The tweet garnered an onslaught of responses toward Ames, forcing her to defend her decision - and her words for the PC mob.
"Rest In Peace to August Ames, one of the best, nicest people I ever knew in the business", producer/director Jules Jordan tweeted.
"I just need to be alone and have some time to deal with this".
I don't have anything to apologize for! She further said that she loves gay community and her intentions were not malicious. What the f*** ever!
Fellow adult actors have reacted with sadness on Twitter to the news of her death. "RiP to a sweet, kind, soul".
Anna Lee, a film writer, producer and director, said: "August Ames - one of the first women I had the pleasure of shooting and a attractive Canadian".
The adult star's death brings up the question of where we draw the line with who women choose to share their bodies with, especially with the recent #MeToo movement sweeping our nation.
"Shame on all you for beating it into the ground".
Taking to Facebook in a now-deleted rant, her brother James Grabowski lashed out at online bullies, claiming they "targeted" the porn actress.