Perhaps due to the unfair stigma surrounding the industry, there have been a tragically high number of adult film stars who have taken their own lives. Far too many of these actors and actresses have struggled with underlying mental health issues exasperated by substance abuse. Following several high profile incidents in the adult film industry, the Protecting Adult Welfare organization was founded to provide counseling to those stars struggling with depression and other mental health challenges.
Which stars sadly fell victim? Shannon Wilsey – AKA Savannah – was one of the most famous adult stars of the 1990s. After being involved in a car collision in 1994, she took her life at the age of 23. Megan Leigh is another famous adult actress who ended her own life. Other people on this list include Shauna Grant, Johnny Rahm, and Karen Lancaume.
This list commemorates those who were unable to go on. Browse the list to make yourself more aware of the epidemic in the adult industry.
On Dec. 5, 2017, August Ames took her own life at the age of 23. Days before, Ames tweeted a message that received quite a bit of backlash on social media. There was speculation that cyber-bullying led the actress to the level of despair that caused her subsequent actions.
Birthplace: Antigonish, Canadasee more on August Ames
Shannon Wilsey – AKA Savannah – is one of the most famous adult stars of the 1990s. After being involved in a car collision in 1994, she ended her life at the age of 23.
Age: Dec. at 24 (1970-1994)
Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California, United States of Americasee more on Shannon Wilsey
On June 16, 1990, Megan Leigh took her own life at the age of 26. She reportedly left a note citing the personal problems that led to her decision.
Age: Dec. at 26 (1964-1990)
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of Americasee more on Megan Leigh