Adult film star August Ames dies at the age of 23

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A male porn star at the centre of a row over the death of adult performer August Ames has been dropped by a leading studio. Toxicology reports are still being conducted, so no official cause of death has been revealed, but there is no evidence of foul play. Police did not give a specific location on where the 23-year-old had died.

After facing criticism for her comments she later added: 'NOT homophobic. A public information officer of the agency told International Business Times that the "manner" of the death is "suicide".

Anikka Albrite wrote: "Omg, I can't believe she's dead".

Earlier this month, Ames refused to film a sex scene with an actor who had previously starred in gay porn. "Someone who liked & would have even called a friend!" "BS is all I can say Do agents really not care about who they're representing?" I CHOOSE who I have inside my body.

'NOT homophobic, ' she said in response to the accusations. 'Most girls don't shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety. I just can't believe it. RIP. She also said that she didn't want to put "my body at risk".

I don't have anything to apologize for! Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensure that my body stays safe? She further said that she loves gay community and her intentions were not malicious. What the fuck ever!

- August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 4, 2017Pictured adult movie star, August Ames.August Ames suicide: How the adult entertainer rose to be a star only to end up as a victim. Our hearts go out to August's friends and family during this extremely hard time.

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According AVN, Ames joined the adult film industry in 2013 and steadily rose to prominence mostly thanks to a large following on social media.

Ames was married to adult film director Kevin Moore.

Her cause of death is now unknown, and her husband said "She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me".

American star Abella Danger, 22, wrote: "She was the most kind-hearted person ever".

Photographer Holly Randall tweeted, "I fucking loved this girl so much". Ames also scored a nomination for Female Performer of the Year in 2016, 2017 and the upcoming 2018 Awards, set for January.

Upon learning of her death, fellow adult entertainers took to social media to express their shock and sorrow.

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