August Ames took to Twitter one last time just hours before she is believed to have taken her own life.
The porn star wrote her last tweet at midday on Tuesday - shortly before she was found dead in her California home at the age of 23.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner confirmed to The Blast that August - real name Mercedes Grabowski - died of asphyxiation due to hanging.
Friends of the star, who had appeared in more than 270 X-rated movies, said she had suffered from long-term depression.
Her suspected suicide came just days after being branded 'homophobic' for refusing to film sex scenes with male actors who had had sex with other men.Read More
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On December 3 she wrote: "Whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow... 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?"
When a Twitter user wrote to her saying, "So you're homophobic?" she replied: "NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety.
"That’s 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."
A day later she replied to another Twitter user saying she wasn't going to apologise for her previous tweets.
"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."
After the row she was hounded by online trolls and it seems her last tweet was in response to the hate she received.Read More
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"F*** y'all," she tweeted.
She was found dead just hours later at home in Camarillo, California.
Her devastated husband Kevin Moore, 43, 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.”
August Ames 1994 - 2017
August kept her relationship strictly off social media for the most part but two years ago she broke her own rule with a very public display of affection.
She tweeted pictures of her date night with her "sexy husband",
Her husband also joined her on the red carpet of the Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas for two years running in 2015 and 2016.
The brother of August - the porn star who committed suicide - has blamed online trolls for her death.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, he wrote: "Bullying is not a joke.
"It took my sister's life and I can't get her back. This pain I feel cause people couldn't keep their opinions to themselves is unbearable, although I have nothing but hate for each and everyone of you people who drove her to this i still do not wish this pain on you.
"This has forever changed me and who I am as a person," he went on.
"I guess I can't hide from the rumours and the messages won't stop. This will be my one and only post and then i would like to be left alone.
"I lost my baby sister yesterday. There is no replacing a love and bond like I had with her. She was my rock and I was hers."
August's career kicked off in 2013 and she became one of the most popular porn stars on the internet.
This December, her videos on Pornhub had amassed more than 425 million views, making her the 9th most popular star on the site.
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