August Ames, the porn star who was found dead in her California home at the age of 23, died by committing suicide, an official report has found.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner confirmed to The Blast that August – real name Mercedes Grabowski – died of asphyxiation due to hanging.
She was found dead at home in Camarillo on Tuesday 5 December days after being branded ‘homophobic’ on social media for refusing to film sex scenes with male actors who had had sex with other men.
Her husband Kevin Moore praised August’s generous nature in a public statement after her death, saying:
“She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me.”
Adult movie star August Ames found dead aged 23 just days after sparking backlash on social media
August was just 23 when she took her own .
She had taken her own life, an official report confirmed . He added:
“Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time.”
August’s brother James Grabowski also paid tribute to his sister in a now-deleted Facebook post, in which he blasted the ‘bullies’ who had targeted August in the days before her death.
“Bullying is not a joke,” he said.
“It took my sister’s life and I can’t get her back. This pain I feel cause people couldn’t keep their opinions to themselves is unbearable, although I have nothing but hate for each and everyone of you people who drove her to this i still do not wish this pain on you.”
“This has forever changed me and who I am as a person,” he went on.
“I guess I can’t hide from the rumours and the messages won’t stop. This will be my one and only post and then I would like to be left alone.
“I lost my baby sister yesterday. There is no replacing a love and bond like I had with her. She was my rock and I was hers.”
“Anyone who knows me truly knows my love for my family and how much heart I have.
“I can’t process this she was suppose to be here in 14 days so o ask to be left alone (sic).
Her brother blasted the bullies who had targeted her with abusive messages .
“To anyone that is reading this that i have bullied or hurt in one way or another in my lifetime, I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.
“Mercedes I will not let this go and will continue to do what’s right and try to be a voice for you for the rest of my life so that others don’t have to endure the pain you felt and the pain your love ones now feel.”
He finished with a poignant: “I love you baby girl.“