August Ames dead: 23-year-old adult entertainment actor's body found after homophobia row

An adult film star who starred in almost 290 movies has died at the age of 23.

August Ames, who was from Nova Scotia in Canada, reportedly died in Camarillo, California on Tuesday morning.

The exact cause of death currently remains unknown but police have said there is no indication of foul play, according to the Evening Standard.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Ames, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, had passed away but did not give a cause.

It is feared Ames may have taken her own life.

Her husband, Kevin Moore, is said to have expressed his sadness and asked for privacy.

He reportedly said: “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."

Ames' death took place just days after she came under heavy criticism for saying she refused to work with men who have also appeared in gay pornography, someone she described as a “crossover” performer.

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