Friends of the star said she had suffered from long-term depression.
August Ames took to Twitter one last time on the day she committed suicide.
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.
Her suicide came just days after being branded ‘homophobic’ for refusing to film sex scenes with male actors who had had sex with other men.
After the row she was hounded by online trolls and it seems her last tweet was in response to the hate she received.
“F*** y’all,” she tweeted.
She was found dead just hours later at home in Camarillo, California.
Her devastated husband Kevin Moore 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.”
Friends of the star, who had appeared in more than 270 X-rated movies, told the publication that she had suffered from long-term depression and may have taken her own life.
Days earlier, she had found herself embroiled in a social media row after she said she had reservations about working with a porn star who had previously appeared in gay porn.
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.”
Her 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. Source: Pocket News