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After firestorm of online bullying, porn star commits suicide

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2016 XBIZ Awards at the JW Marriott L.A. Live - Arrivals Featuring: August Ames Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 15 Jan 2016                          Credit: WENN.com 

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Porn star August Ames was found dead in her home Tuesday, after reportedly hanging herself.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, and there was no indication of foul play according to The Blast.

The 23-year-old Beauty and the Beast XXX: An Erotic Fairy Tale Parody star was the target of online bullying after announcing she wouldn't have sex with a man who had participated in same-sex porn films for work.

"Do agents really not care about who they're representing?" she Tweeted December 3.

Sources close to Ames tell The Blast she had suffered from long-term depression, and they believe online trolls may have contributed to her decision to take her own life.

Born in Canada, August appeared in over 270 films.

Police are investigating her death.