Porn Star August Ames' Cause of Death Has Been Revealed
It was revealed yesterday that female porn star August Ames had passed away at the young age of 23. One day prior to her passing, she was involved in a major social media battle where both gay and straight porn stars accused her of posting homophobic tweets regarding the safety of her health as to why she wouldn't perform in a scene with a man who has done gay porn in the past.
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.
The Ventura County, Ca. Health Care Agency confirmed Grabowski's death Wednesday evening. "Mercedes Grabowski died of asphyxia due to hanging. Manner is suicide," the agency's public information officer told International Business Times.
Since her passing, others in the industry have spoken out on social media to defend her, including Anikka Albrite:
Do you think her passing had to do with the social media backlash, or was this deep rooted in something else?