Pornstar August Ames Dies at 23

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Canadian porn star August Ames was found dead Tuesday in California.

Ames also reportedly suffered from long-term depression, something she discussed with Holly Randall in a podcast just three months before her death.

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.

The cause of death was not revealed until late yesterday afternoon, where IB Times has reported that August (real name Mercedes Grabowski) died due to suicide.

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.

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