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(@dean-mckendrick)
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06/12/2017 11:36 pm  

I just heard the news that August Ames is dead, apparently from a suicide.  I can't tell you how devastated I am by this news.  She was always so upbeat and fun to work with, and was an absolute joy to have around.  It was always a sad, sad day when we wrapped her on a production for the last time.  She will truly be missed.

I know that she suffered from occasional depression (we had talked about it a bit on set one day), and I can only imagine that was a contributing factor.  At 23, she was far too young to have left us.

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(@perhacs)
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06/12/2017 11:59 pm  

This is such sad news.


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(@chuck)
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07/12/2017 7:05 am  

Oh, my god!! No.

 

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(@eastcoastbrother1)
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07/12/2017 7:58 am  

She was being bullied through Twitter over some comments she made over working with crossover talent. People were relentless and sadly, it triggered something in her that caused her to take her  own life. It's surreal. It really upsets me, not just because I was a fan of her work. She was 23. She had a lot of life left and she voiced an opinion that people disagreed with, but instead of being civil, they made it hell for her. May she rest in peace. People ought to take notice of this, we should try a bit of kindness more often.


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(@chuck)
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07/12/2017 6:55 pm  

I don't understand.

Why? She was so young. Damn. 🙁

 

Christine Nguyen, the princess of softcore!


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(@ashleye)
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07/12/2017 7:05 pm  

omg, she hung herself


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(@chuck)
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08/12/2017 10:54 pm  

LOS ANGELESAugust Ames took her own life Tuesday at a public park near her home, according to Waleed Kilany, deputy medical examiner investigator for Ventura County, contradicting widespread reports that the suicide occurred at her residence.

Ames was found at Camarillo Grove park by a bystander who called 911 at 3:46 a.m. on Dec. 5, Kilany confirmed Friday. She was pronounced dead at the scene due to asphyxia from hanging with a rope, the investigator said. There were no signs of foul play.

Kilany said officials found a note in Ames’ journal that was left in her car parked at Camarillo Grove that had “suicidal undertones.”

A toxicology test has been ordered that will take 8 to 12 weeks, the investigator said.

The beloved adult star was a two-time AVN Award-winning performer whose career spanned four years and more than 270 movies. She is nominated for AVN Female Performer of the Year for the 2018 AVN Awards in January.

Earlier this week Ames endured a barrage of cyberbullying for a tweet she sent out on Dec. 3 in which she stated she was cancelling her booking the following day because her male scene partner had previously performed in gay scenes.

Many of her Twitter followers and some members of the adult industry took issue with her comment as being “homophobic,” leading to a series of tweets over the next two days that were critical of her original post and her subsequent posts defending it.

In the wake of the tragedy, many adult industry professionals—including representatives from industry trade groups FSC and APAC—have urged industry members to practice civility and sensitivity when it comes to matters of differing opinions on social media, citing the potentially harmful effects of cyberbullying.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as crisis resources and best practices for professionals.  

Christine Nguyen, the princess of softcore!


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(@whatolive)
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09/12/2017 1:17 am  

Give a listen to the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast episode 9 with August. She was dealing with a lot of demons before the latest dust-up on Twitter.


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(@chuck)
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12/01/2018 4:08 pm  

A statement from August Ames husband:

http://www.augustames.com/index.php/blog/

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(@whatolive)
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04/06/2019 2:14 am  

If you want to take a deep dive into what drove August Ames to suicide there is a podcast that interviews many of the people around her. The Last Days of August. There are two edits of the podcast in the wild. A seven part 3 hour 48 minute version and an eleven part 5 hour 54 minute version. 


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