Popular adult film actress August Ames has tragically passed away at the age of 23 years, her husband has confirmed the news.
In her 23 years of age she did over 270 scenes with major studios. She has over 600,000 followers on her Twitter account. In 2015, August Ames was nominated for Best New Starlet at the Adult Video News awards – known as the Oscars of porn.
According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office, the Nova Scotia native was found in her California home. Ventura County authorities confirmed that Ames died from asphyxia due to hanging.
After the tragic death of August Ames many performers are posting about their mental health issues to raise awareness,” says Lee, noting that performers have said they’re suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction and PTSD.
Stigma, fear, and trauma are inherited through generations and we need to combat that with education and open mindedness. We need to not give into the reductive volatility of online communication often fueled by outsiders and see each other are the nuanced individuals we are.