August Ames
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Adult film star August Ames was found dead last week, and now, details have emerged.

According to The Blast, the 23-year-old hung herself in a public park, just 20 minutes from her home in Camarillo, Calif. A suicide note was also found, apologizing to her family.

Apparently, just days before her death, Ames came under fire after she criticized another performer on social media for shooting a scene with a male performer, who had previously appeared in gay scenes.

Due to her comments, fans and other performers labeled her a “homophobe” and went after her online. One Twitter use even suggested she kill herself by taking a cyanide pill.

Friends of Ames told The Blast that Ames suffered from depression and believed the onslaught of cyberbullying pushed her over the edge.