California: Popular adult film actress August Ames has tragically passed away at the age of 23, her husband has confirmed.
The Canada-born actress died on Tuesday in Camarillo, California, from ‘unknown causes’, but a close friend reportedly told that Ames had taken her own life after battling depression.
She vigorously denied being homophobic and said her comments was not meant to be mean, 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. Police have confirmed there was no sign of foul play.