How did August Ames die, what was her net worth and when did she secretly marry Kevin Moore?
Canadian Pornstar August Ames was found dead after she refused to take part in filming with a man because he had previously shot gay porn.
Ames, 23, was involved in a social media row after a tweet warning other porn stars and is believed to have hung herself after this, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner.
She wrote: ‘Whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you’re shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know. BS is all I can say… Do agents really not care about who they’re representing? #ladirect I do my homework for my body’.
After receiving criticism for her tweet, she said after: ‘NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety.
‘Thats just how it is with me. I’m not putting my body at risk, i don’t know what they do in their private lives.’
She responded to another Twitter user saying she was not going to apologise for her previous tweets.
She said: ‘I don’t have anything to apologize for! Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe?
‘F**k you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. I f**king love the gay community! What the f**k ever! I CHOOSE who I have inside my body. No hate.’
Her final tweet was posted at midnight on December 5 in which she wrote ‘fuck y’all’.
Who is August Ames?
Ames was born Mercedes Grabowski in Nova Scotia and worked in a bar before she joined the adult film industry in 2013.
She also worked as a nanny and in a tanning salon and she has appeared in more than 270 films.
Her career started in 2013 and she became one of the most popular porn stars on the internet.
Her videos on Pornhub gained more than 425 million views which makes her the ninth most popular star on the site.
Last year, she won the 2016 Vixen Angel AVN and Cutest Newcomer in 2015.
What is her net worth?
According to Rich Celebs, Ames net worth is $500,000 (£374,000) and the majority of this has been amassed from her pornographic film career.
She was married to porn film director Kevin Moore, 43, but she kept their marriage out of the limelight.
Their secrecy means that we don’t know exactly how long they were married, but it’s believed that they were together for more than two years.
She first publicly revealed her marriage around two years ago after posting social media pictures of her and her husband out together for his birthday.
She tweeted: ‘Hanging out with my sexy husband Kevin Moore and the AMAZING Rush for his birthday!!!’
She was also seen with her husband at an Adult Video News Awards event for two years in a row between 2015 and 2016.
Moore confirmed that she had died in Camarillo, California.
He 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.’