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Dennis Shields: Final Words Shed Light on His Tragic Death

Just a week ago, Dennis Shields was found dead in his Trump Tower apartment.

Though the ex-boyfriend of Betheny Frankel’s cause of death has yet to be officially declared in an autopsy report, we now know his final words.

And his final statement may shed a lot of light on what preceded his unfortunate passing.

TMZ reports that Dennis Shields was able to speak a few words to EMTs who arrived and attempted to save his life.

Sources say that, in those final moments, he told paramedics and police that he had taken his prescribed oxycodone and Vicodin and a sleeping pill.

His intention, he revealed at the time, was to address the pain from his back injury.

Though his assistant had already administered Narcan before emergency responders arrived, everyone’s best efforts were unable to save him.

That combo of drugs turned out to be tragically lethal.

As TMZ notes, that combination of drugs can be dangerous and even potentially deadly.

Doctors and other medical experts strongly advise against mixing opioids with sleeping pills or any type of sedative.

Taking these medications in what are individually safe amounts can become unsafe, due to interactions between the powerful medications.

Had this been a simple overdose of oxycodone, perhaps the three doses of Narcan — two from his assistant and one from EMTs — that Shields received would have been able to save him.

This is so heartbreaking.

TMZ‘s law enforcement sources report that they did find prescription pill bottles scattered throughout his house.

They did not find any ilicit substances or drug paraphernalia which might be associated with them.

If you are overdosing or experiencing another medical crisis, it is always adviseable to be honest with the people who are trying to save your life.

The “pill bottles scattered everywhere” image might seem suspicious for some, but it’s not uncommon for folks to accidentally hold on to their empty prescription bottles.

(They may cling to them as a reference, or forget that they have them, or decide that they want to remove the label for privacy before recycling them)

Earlier this week, The Real Housewives of New York City star and Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel broke her silence on Shields’ death.

Though they were not dating at the time of his passing, they have had an on-again, off-again relationship for ages.

Bethenny is mourning his passing. At his funeral, she broke down in tears.

On Instagram, she shared a throwback photo of him and her late dog, Cookie, back-to-back.

Both Shields and Cookie have since passed.

“Rest In Peace,” Bethenny captioned the image. “My sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love.”

It is important to stress that the medical examiner’s office has yet to announce an official cause of death for Dennis Shields.

It is always possible that the dangerous combination of drugs that he took in a desperate attempt to quell his back pain were not the cause, or not the sole cause.

The medical examiner is likely waiting for the results of a toxicology report. Those can take time, especially when investigators are checking for every possibility.

We hope that Shields’ loved ones, including his four children, can find peace and closure after this tragic loss.

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Bethenny Frankel Is Heartbroken Over Dennis Shields’ Tragic Death

Last week, Bethenny Frankel’s ex-boyfriend Dennis Shields was found dead of an apparent overdose.

The Skinnygirl founder and The Real Housewives of New York City star has not made an official statement yet.

But an insider describes how she’s responding to the sudden passing of her on-again, off-again boyfriend.

A source tells E! that Bethenny Frankel is not taking this well.

“This is really bad,” the insider admits. No death is good, but this one was especially sudden and therefore so much more shocking.

Bethenny’s is taking it hard, the source reveals, saying: “It’s dreadful.”

“She’s known him for over 20 years,” the insider reminds the world. That’s a lot of time and affection.

The source explains: “She’s heartbroken.”

As we told you last week when this crushing news broke, 51-year-old Shields was found dead by police in his Trump Tower apartment on Friday.

Law enforcement tried to revive him, but paramedics declared him dead.

The cause of his death, officially, remains under investigation.

However, it has been reported that Shields suffered from an apparent overdose.

In fact, it is said that his assistant administered Narcan but was unable to revive him.

Jill Schwartzberg Shields, Dennis Shields’ estranged wife, has made an official statement about his passing.

“Dennis’ family is devastated by this terrible news,” Jill says.

“He was a loving father,” Jill’s statement continues. “And friend.”

Jill makes a request: “We ask that the media respect our privacy during this time of loss.”

Of course. Estranged or not, this is a very trying time for everyone in his life.

Though Bethenny Frankel has yet to make an official public statement, some of her costars and erstwhile friends have come forward.

Taking to Twitter, Carole Radziwille mourned Dennis Shields‘ passing.

“I just heard the sad news about Dennis,” Carole wrote on social media.

It’s crushing news, even for those who were never a direct part of his life.

“He was a good man,” Carole affirms.

“My condolences to all his family and friends,” Carole continues. “So tragic.”

Though Carole and Bethenny are no longer friends, they were once close, so it only makes sense that Carole knew Shields well enough to grieve over his death.

Bethenny Frankel will probably make an official public statement in time, but it is more than understandable that she is taking time to grieve in private.

Just because someone is a public personality does not mean that they owe their fans to expose every piece of their raw feelings at any given moment.

When she is ready, she will put together the words and mourn his loss.

For now, she is experiencing a lot of unpleasant raw emotions and she has every right to sort through that in peace.

We wish his friends, family, and other loved ones the best as they deal with this senseless tragedy.

It is our hope that they can find peace and, eventually, closure. Sometimes, that’s the best thing that you can possibly wish for people who are mourning the loss of someone they care about.

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Trio of YouTube Vloggers Die in Tragic Waterfall Accident

We have tragic news to pass along.

Three popular Canadian YouTubers – Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper – all died on Tuesday in a tragic accident that took place at Shannon Falls in British Columbia.

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In a statement released on Wednesday, the Squamish RCMP wrote the following about this awful incident:

“On July 3rd, 2018, at 11:55 am Squamish RCMP received a call from BC Ambulance regarding three people who were swimming in one of the pools at the top of Shannon Falls.”

Continued the police in this statement:

“The individuals were with a group of friends when they slipped and fell into a pool 30 metres below.”

All three corpses have since been recovered and the case is being referred to the British Columbia Coroners Service.

(Shannon Falls, it should be noted, is the third highest waterfall in British Columbia. it reaches a a height of 1,009 feet.)

According to The Vancouver Sun, the fatal accident occurred after Scraper slipped and fell off the waterfall.

Gamble (pictured below) and Lyakh reportedly then got swept away by the water while attempting to save her.

The British Columbia Coroners Service has told People Magazine that it cannot confirm or release the identities of the victims, but that they are “in their late 20s – one female and two males.”

In a YouTube video shared on July 6, members of the group High on Life – which posts travel videos online – published a tearful memorial for the three deceased vloggers.

This is what was said on it:

On July 3rd, 2018, we lost three very dear friends of ours: Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper.

There are truly no words that can be said to ease the pain and the devastation we are all going through right now.

They were three of the warmest, kindest, most driven and outgoing people that you could ever meet and the world has lost a good deal of light with their passing.

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From what we can gather via Facebook, High on Life was started in 2012 after Gamble, Lyakh and another friend named Parker Heuser gave up the lease on their apartment and chose to start traveling the world together.

As you can see from the photo above, and has been confirmed by various outlets, Scraper was dating Lyakh at the time of their deaths.

Shortly before his passing, Gamble wrote a long message on Instagram about finding his “purpose” in life.

“When life is on purpose and I feel clear with my direction, all my other decisions seem to get easier,” he wrote, adding that “it took me 29 years to understand this” and continuing as follows:

“So if you have a strong masculine core, and find yourself drained of energy, attention, and power, check in with this notion of your ‘purpose’ and see what comes up.

“Make purpose the focus above everything else in your life and watch how the rest will fall into place.”

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Elsewhere, a GoFundMe page/account has been created by High on Life to help pay for a memorial “to commemorate the beautiful lives and legacies that these 3 friends left behind.”

Any additional funds raised will go towards travel arrangements and expenses for the families of the deceased.

Our thoughts go out to all affected by these deaths.

May Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper rest in peace.

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Bode Miller: Listen to Tragic 911 Call About His Daughter

WARNING:

The following video is very difficult to watch.

It features the audio of Bode Miller's wife calling 911 immediately after she learns that her 19-month old daughter has fallen into a friend's swimming pool.

As previously detailed, little Emmy Miller was with her mom, Morgan Beck, when this tragedy struck.

(The young girl's father, Bode Miller, is a multi-time Olympic skiier who won a Gold Medal in 2010, hence why this story has gone viral.)

The infant was retrieved from the water and, according to this just-released call, did actually have a pulse upon being found and brought to land.

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 6:28 p.m. a call was placed to authorities, upon which an operator was told that a “baby fell into the pool.”

“Is the baby breathing?” the operator asks the woman, who responds with, “No.”

“Are you doing CPR or do you need me to coach you through it?” the dispatcher later asks.

The woman replies: “Coach me through it, please.”

A man in the background then says that the child does, indeed, have a "small pulse," prompting the operator to say that CPR is not needed and paramedics are "coming as fast as they can."

“Come on, Emmy. Come on, baby girl!” the woman tragically says at another point.

It really is heartwrenching.

Said the parents in a statement shortly after they lost their daughter:

“We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday.

"Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten.

"Our little girl loved life and lived it to its fullest everyday. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time.”

Listen to the 911 audio below and join us in sending Bode Miller and his family your condolences…

Bode miller listen to tragic 911 call about his daughter
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Mackenzie McKee Reveals Tragic Update on Mom’s Cancer Battle

If you’ve been keeping up with Mackenzie McKee of Teen Mom 3 fame, then you know that things haven’t been great for her recently.

And that’s because things haven’t been great for her mother, Angie Douthit.

At the beginning of the year, Mackenzie and her family revealed that Angie had been diagnosed with stage four brain and lung cancer.

Back then, we heard that there were several tumors in her brain, and so many masses in her lungs that doctors stopped counting them.

Angie had gone to see a doctor in the first place because she thought she had bronchitis — since she was always very healthy and never a smoker, lung cancer didn’t seem to be even a remote possibility.

But, as so many of us have unfortunately learned, cancer is the worst, and it can hit anyone.

And it seems like it’s hit Angie particularly hard.

Last month, Mackenzie informed her social media followers that in addition to the brain and lungs, cancer had also recently been found in her mother’s bones.

In a brand new update, it sounds like things have gotten even worse than that.

The update was written by Angie, but Mackenzie posted a screenshot of it to Snapchat, and that’s how we’re getting a look at it.

In the post, Angie wrote that she’d gotten a phone call from her oncologist to discuss new test results.

“This is difficult to write because I wanted to be telling you this morning that the cancer was gone and I was completely healed, but God has a much different plan.”

Instead, she said that “It turns out I have two diffferent cancers. I not only have non small cell carcinoma lung cancer, I also have small cell lung cancer which is aggressive and that is why it has spread.”

Because of that, she’s getting a chemo port, and she’ll start “the dreaded IV chemo” on Monday.

Apparently she’s on a chemo pill now, and she’ll stay on it, with the addition of the port and the IV medication.

“I’m really their Pioneer Woman now,” Angie explained, “as they’ve never seen someone have both, who is a healthy, young non smoker.”

Seriously, can you even imagine running marathons and dedicating so much to your health and fitness and never, ever smoking, then getting two different types of lung cancer at once?

It must be so difficult for the Douthit family right now, especially since Angie also said that both types of lung cancer only have a prognosis of 12-18 months with treatment.

“I didn’t sleep at all last night praying and telling God my heart,” she wrote. “My family is very upset and sad. But you know what? My God is way bigger than cancer.”

“He loves me and has a plan for my life. I know he was asked because I was asked, just yesterday, to speak at two more churches.”

“And,” she continued, “I have 3 new grand babies on the way who need their Nannie.”

As if that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, she then asked anyone reading her message to pray “that chemo will not weaken me or make me sick,” and “as silly as this seems, please pray that my eye lashes and eye brows won’t fall out.”

“That’s all I have left!”

She also asked everyone to “pray that I won’t be afraid of the chemo,” and insisted that “I want to live, but I want God’s will more.”

It sounds like her faith is a big comfort for her right now, and how wonderful is that?

Although her prognosis isn’t good and things seem to be getting worse, it sounds like she’s at peace with it all, at least as much as she can be.

And that’s not nothing, you know?

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Avicii Update: Cause of Death Confirmed, Tragic

We can now confirm that Avicii killed himself.

Following a couple weeks of speculation and innuendo about the way this beloved DJ died, TMZ reports that the 28-year old did, indeed, take his own life.

We were first alerted to this possibility a few days ago after Avicii’s parents released a statement in which they used his real name and said the following:

Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.

An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.

When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.

He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.

Those final two lines, of course, were what really stood about and got people talking about this message.

According to TMZ insiders, Avicii used a shard of glass to cut himself, resulting massive bleeding.

Two sources tell the aforementioned website that the artist broke a bottle and used the glass from its remains to inflict the fatal wound.

One of the sources even specifies that it was a wine bottle.

These insiders apparently disagree on whether the musician sliced open his neck or his wrists with the glass.

A promoter of EDM music and a DJ with worldwide appeal, along with a string of well-known hits, Avicii was found dead on April 20 in the Middle Eastern country of Oman.

He battled alcohol problems for years and his friends worried those concerned would eventually kill him.

In our most recent update about how the DJ died, we quoted the Muscat Governorate Police Headquarters (via Radar Online), who claimed that drugs were found in Avicii’s hotel room.

We cannot report that with certainty, however.

Said the star’s publicist upon announcing his client’s tragic death last month:

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

“He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Except Avicii’s family did then give a lengthy statement three days later.

“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” it read, continuing as follows:

“We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

“Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.

“We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family.”

Tragic stuff.

We also hope that Avicii has at last found peace.

We continue to send our thoughts to his family members, friends and loved ones.

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Rob Delaney Reveals Young Son’s Tragic Death

Rob Delaney is a well-known comedian, most recently recognized for his role as co-creator, writer, and actor on Catastrophe. He’s also known for his humorous political observations on Twitter.

Now, however, Delaney is taking to social media to share grim news of a very personal nature.

His very young son, Henry, has passed away at two-and-a-half years old. Heartbreaking.

On Friday, February 9th, Rob Delaney took to Facebook to share a post that must have been astonishingly difficult to write:

“I have very sad news. My two and a half year year old son Henry has passed away.”

Devastating news.

“Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss.”

Horrible at any age. Unspeakable when it’s happening to a baby.

“He had surgery to remove the tumor and further treatment through the early part of 2017.”

Unfortunately, that did not fully resolve the problem.

“Then the cancer returned last autumn and he died in January.”

“My wife and Henry’s older brothers and I are devastated of course.”

Of course.

“Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following fifteen months living in hospitals.”

Henry had just started his life anew, it seems.

“His tumor and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities, but he quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his beautiful little bum.”

Children can be amazingly resourceful in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

“His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.”

“I am astonished by the love-in-action displayed by Henry’s mom and his brothers.”

And he credits them with giving him purpose as he goes on.

“They are why I will endeavor to not go mad with grief.”

This is perhaps a reference to Rob Delaney’s struggle as an alcoholic. He has been sober for 16 years this month.

“I don’t want to miss out on their beautiful lives. I’m greedy for more experiences with them.”

That is such a healthy sentiment.

“The NHS nurses and doctors and the home carers and charity workers who helped our family survive Henry’s illness will be my heroes until the day I die. I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world.”

Rob Delaney is American but currently lives in London. 

“If you’d like to help other families in the UK with very sick children, please make a donation to Rainbow Trust (https://rainbowtrust.org.uk) or Noah’s Ark (https://www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk) in Henry’s name or in the name of someone you love.”

Hospice is sad enough, but hospice services for children is … bleak. Such services need all of the resources that they can get.

“Our family would be in much worse shape right now if it weren’t for them. I would also urge you to take concrete and sustained action to support the NHS, however you can. Do not take it for granted.”

The NHS, the UK’s single-payer healthcare system, comes under attack by politicians who — like those who oppose Obamacare in the US — seek to dismantle universal health services.

Rob Delaney ends his heartbreaking post with a plea.

“Finally, I ask that you respect my family’s privacy regarding this matter. I have nothing else to say that I haven’t said here.”

Of course. What could anyone ask beyond what he has shared? Why would anyone want to force him to speak about this?

“Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much.”

Rest in peace, Henry.

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Jamie Lynn Spears Reflects on Almost Losing Daughter in Tragic Accident

It was been 10 months since Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter was injured in an ATV accident. Since then, Maddie has made an impressive recovery.

Now, Jamie Lynn is celebrating milestones in her life on social media, and reflecting on Maddie’s recovery and Maddie herself.

This is so heartwarming..

Maddie Aldridge’s tragic ATV accident could have cost the girl her life.

Maddie was driving an ATV — sometimes, that’s what you do when you’re part of a wealthy celebrity family and your aunt is some sort of deity-made-flesh — when it flipped upside-down in the water.

They were initially unable to free Maddie, resulting in her being trapped underwater for a couple of minutes, constrained by her seatbelt and by the protective netting on the vehicle.

It was an absolute nightmare for Maddie and for her parents.

Britney Spears asked for prayers from fans for her niece’s recovery. Initially, things looked grim.

As we all know, prolonged oxygen deprivation can have fatal results. And, even if Maddie survived, there was a chance that she’d lose things — motor skills, speech, memories — because of brain damage.

We are all so thankful that she made a full recovery. Maddie even returned to school less than two weeks later.

Still, it was a frightening time, and one that Maddie — and her family — will never forget.

Jamie Lynn Spears has been celebrating the 12 Days of Jamie Lynn Spears, reflecting upon her life’s major milestones.

She posted this photo (above) with the caption:

“The hardest milestone me and my family have ever faced was almost losing our beautiful Maddie.”

Obviously. It’s heartbreaking just to think about.

“But thanks to God and the two angels in this picture we were able to celebrate Maddie turning 9 years old all together.”

During the two days that it took Maddie to wake up, her parents and other loved ones must have been wondering if Maddie’s 8th birthday would be her last.

“This milestone became a true miracle, and we are forever grateful for that.”

Jamie Lynn Spears also reflected on Maddie’s greater impact in her life.

“Some milestones we never see coming, but I’m so blessed that I­t­ did. Maddie is the biggest blessing in my life so far #12DaysofJLS”

That’s a very cute way of reminding the world that you got pregnant as a minor.

In fact, Maddie was still starring on Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 at the time when she became pregnant.

We should also point out that she calls Maddie “the biggest blessing in my life so far.

You can just call her your biggest blessing and lat it be understood that she’d be tied with any other children you might have down the line.

(Remember, Jamie Lynn Spears is only 26)

But Jamie Lynn gets points for accuracy.

Don’t worry, folks — not all of Jamie Lynn’s milestones are as dramatic as teen pregnancy or as heartbreaking as her daughter’s brush with death.

She’s also given a shoutout to her engagement, followed by her 2014 marriage, to her sister Britney Spears, and to her time on Zoey 101.

And, lest we forget, she also reminds us that she was on All That.

Gotta love those Nickelodeon classics, right?

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August Ames: Controversial Porn Star’s Tragic Cause of Death Revealed

Even in 2017, this story was positively surreal.

Just two days after straight porn star August Ames made waves with her controversial and homophobic statements, she died by suicide at the age of 23. It was mysterious, strange, and sad.

And now we know exactly how she died.

August Ames, whose real names was Mercedes Grabowski, was a straight porn actress whose homophobic tweet and ensuing defense of it made the rounds earlier this week.

It all started with a tweet of hers:

“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 [shrug emoji] Do agents really not care about who they’re representing? #ladirect I do my homework for my body.”

So, what she’s clearly saying here is that she believes that gay men, bi men, or a straight man who has had sex with a man for money (plenty of male porn actors have sex with people they wouldn’t choose to date — money is money) is more likely to have secretly contracted an STI.

(The porn industry tests its performers regularly, particularly those who film bareback — as most of them do)

This is a complicated issue, because as August Ames said herself while defending herself on Twitter, it’s her body and her choice.

Which is fine. Being a sex worker does not in any way negate your bodily autonomy or grand automatic consent or whatever.

You know what’s not fine?

Bigotry.

Some sex workers refuse to do scenes with a man who’s had sex with a man. Some sex workers refuse to do scenes with black men. That’s their right.

In both cases, though, it sure looks a lot like prejudice. And the assumption that a man who has done gay porn is more likely to be diseased than someone else, well, that reeks of some anti-gay beliefs.

Her tweet was further complicated by the fact that she was “warning” some unknown other woman, as if she believed that all women shared her prejudiced belief.

“don’t have anything to apologize for!” she tweeted.

“Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe?”

Obviously, she would not have faced this kind of backlash if she were just a performer who always had her costars wear condoms (though that can be a career-killer). It’s because he “precautions” were so targeted that she was controversial.

“F–k you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. I f–king love the gay community!”

Given her other tweets, people read that as “I love these disease-prone, untrustworthy folks!”

“What the f–k ever! I CHOOSE who I have inside my body. No hate.”

A lot of people wanted for her to understand that her views did not reflect reality and that her beliefs were mistaken.

Though some of the responses to her tweets were extreme, the vast majority did not want her to die.

Unfortunately, on Tuesday, December 5th, news broke that August Ames had died at the age of 23.

23 is young — young enough that she could have later grown and realized the error of her beliefs. She’s not the first to have some problematic opinions at 23? 

For a little perspective, we’re talking about a woman who was probably too young to have told you where she was and what she was doing on 9/11.

August died by suicide, but the circumstances and manner of her death were unknown.

Until now.

HollywoodLife reports that the The Ventura County Medical Examiner Media spokesperson shared August Ames’ cause of death:

“Mercedes Grabowski died of asphyxia due to hanging. [The] manner is suicide.”

That is the medical examiner’s determination.

The toxicology report (those never get finished as quickly as they do on police procedurals) has yet to come back, and may be illuminating regarding Ames’ state of mind.

We can only assume that the backlash played a role in her mental state before she took her own life.

August Ames has amassed more than 270 credits in the porn industry since 2013. She’ll be missed by fans, fellow adult performers, and of course by her friends.

Her husband, Kevin Moore, has asked for privacy as he mourns his wife.

Whatever anyone may think of August Ames’ statements, this is a tragedy.

A young woman lost her life. Many people lost a friend and loved one.

And the important discussion about STIs, homophobia, and sex workers? That will wait for another time.

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Brad Bufanda Suicide: Tragic New Details Emerge

As previously reported, Brad Bufanda took his own life last week.

The 34-year old actor, likely best known to television fans for his recurring role on the first two seasons of Veronica Mars, leaped off the roof of a building early Wednesday morning.

His body was discovered around 12:40 a.m. on South Fuller Avenue in Los Angeles and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.

But there was nothing he could do.

Bufanda was dead when they arrived.

Multiple outlets reported at the time of this sad incident that Bufanda left a suicide note at the scene, although it’s unclear exactly what was written in it.

Now, however, TMZ alleges that insiders close to the actor’s family say Brad also wrote individual letters to relatives and friends just days before he killed himself.

These message arrived the day after Bufanda died.

At least one of the notes thanked the recipient for various deeds the individual did over the years to help Bufanda in a number of ways.

This same report says the suicide note itself listed Bufanda’s parents by name and also expressed gratitude to different people in his life.

TMZ writes that no one close to Bufanda saw this horrible act coming; they had no idea he was suffering.

Bufanda had just wrapped a leading role in a movie titled Stan the Man and had recently auditioned for roles in Avatar 2, Black Jesus and iZombie.

His career, at least, was on an upswing.

But one can never truly know what is going on in another one’s personal life or mind.

Said the 34-year old’s manager shortly after his passing:

“We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being.

“He was reviving his career, having just completed two movies, and we are shocked and saddened by his passing.

“The family would appreciate privacy at this difficult time.” 

This is what Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas Tweeted in memory of Bufanda:

I’m heartbroken to hear of Brad Bufanda’s passing. He did great work on Veronica Mars. My heart goes out to his family.

Bufanda to Los Angeles from Southern California to pursue a full-time film career after graduating high school in 2001.

May he rest in peace.

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