On December 5, 2017, August Ames (Mercedes Grabowski) was found dead at her home in Camarillo, California at the age of 23. Her death was ruled a suicide by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. Ames committed suicide following successive tweets in which she defended her refusal to perform a pornographic movie with a man who had previously worked in gay porn and sparking an “online firestorm”. Friends said she suffered from depression.
August Ames is known for her role in over 290 adult films and has won two AVN awards in 2015 and 2017 because of it. The 23-year-old pornstar is from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Her husband Kevin Moore is an adult film director who has cast his wife in several anal sex scenes. He has released a statement stating the following, “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.”
Her death comes just a few days after she was criticized for saying she refused to do porn with men who have also had sex with men.