By Michael Blaustein. January 1, am Updated January 1, pm. On Dec. The cause of death was asphyxiation from hanging. A brutally simple narrative quickly formed around her suicide.
Porn star August Ames’ suicide may be more than what it seemed
August Ames - Wikipedia
Adult movie star August Ames first got into porn when she was Her cause of death was confirmed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner as asphyxiation due to hanging. At the age of 19, August talked about her involvement in porn with website Adult DVD Talk , revealing that she'd fallen into it after trying to make some extra money through modelling. She said: "Honestly, I had done some modeling back home. I saw a link to 'Be A Model'. I just had to get my confidence up I guess. And when asked if she knew about the stigma surrounding the adult film industry, she added: "Oh yeah.
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She appeared in almost movies, including a non-pornographic film in , and was nominated for several AVN Awards. She was of Polish ancestry and was also one-quarter African-American. Ames's mother suffered from bipolar disorder. Ames was married to Kevin Moore, a pornography producer and director for Evil Angel.
According to Hollywood Life, the Ventura County Medical Examiner found that Ames, who was born Mercedes Grabowski, died of asphyxia due to hanging and confirmed that she did, in fact, take her own life. Police are still waiting for the results of her toxicology test to determine if she was under the influence of any substances, but her friends say the star suffered from depression. Even more so lately due to some recent online bullying. On December 3, Ames took to Twitter to complain about having to film a scene with a fellow actor who had down gay porn.