By: Wayne D. Ayers II
An adult film star who starred in almost 290 movies has died at the age of 23.
August Ames, who was from Nova Scotia in Canada, reportedly died in Camarillo, California on Tuesday morning.
The exact cause of death currently remains unknown but police have said there is no indication of foul play, according to the AVN.
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.”
Ames’ death took place just days after she came under heavy criticism for saying she refused to work with men who have also appeared in gay pornography, someone she described as a “crossover” performer.
“I don’t have anything to apologise for! Apologising 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.
She posted her last tweet the next day which simply read “f*** y’all.”
Ames has amassed more than 270 film credits since 2013 and was a nominee for this year’s female performer of the year for the forthcoming 2018 Adult Video News Awards in January.