Adult film star August Ames has died. The Ventura County medical examiner's office confirmed Ames' death Wednesday, XBIZ reported. She was 23.

"She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me," Kevin Moore, Ames' husband, said Wednesday. "Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time."

At the time of this writing, the cause of death had not been determined.


Ames was born in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia in 1994 and later moved to Los Angeles, California. Between 2014 and 2017, Ames appeared in more than 120 productions including Ripped Apart, Lesbian Vampire Academy, Deadpool XXX: A Porn Parody, Don't Tell Daddy, and Bedroom Eyes.

The Adult Video News announced earlier this month that Ames had received three nominations including Female Performer of the Year, Best Three-Way Sex Scene (Girl/Girl/Boy), and Best Group Sex Scene.

Ames had recently received backlash online for comments she made about shooting with men who perform in gay porn productions. Ames, addressing the backlash in recent tweets, pushed back against those who called the comments homophobic.

Following news of Ames' passing Wednesday, fellow adult film stars and other prominent industry voices eulogized her on social media and shared their favorite memories from her prolific career: