Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Fears are being raised over the deaths of five female porn stars in recent weeks, at least two of whom are thought to have taken their own lives. Shyla Stylez and August Ames were both found dead within the last few weeks, and on December 15 it was reported that adult entertainment star Yuri Luv's lifeless body was discovered by her landlord at home.
On January 19 , Olivia Lua died in rehab at the age of 23 , having battled "some personal challenges" over the last few months that had seen her get treatment for her apparent prescription drug addiction.
Just a few days before that, on January 10, year-old Olivia Nova was confirmed dead by her agent, who paid tribute to the "beautiful girl with a very sweet and gentle personality". Olivia Nova has died at the age of 20 Image: Vimeo Tributes have been paid to the "beautiful, sweet" woman Image: Twitter Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Olivia - real name Lexi Forde - was found face-down in bed, naked from the waist down with bruising to her lower leg.
She'd been dead for at least 12 hours when police found her body, and a coroner later ruled her cause of death was likely to be sepsis brought on by a severe UTI and kidney infection. A close friend of Lexi told Mirror Online that she knew her days were numbered when doctors warned in October that she would die unless she got sober.
The tragic deaths of these women is being touted by some fans as an indication that young performers are not being given the help and support they need by the porn industry. Olivia Lua died in rehab at the age of 23 Image: She had reportedly died in her sleep, and as yet, no further details of her death have been released.
Twitter She reportedly died in her sleep at her mum's house Image: Twitter Her long-time publicist James Bartholet told Canadian media: She went quietly with no pain and we know she's in a better place.
The year-old had been openly discussing her depressive state and had been harshly trolled hours before her death by Twitter followers furious for a decision she'd made about a porn scene. Read More Inside August Ames' heartbreaking text to porn star friend shortly before her suicide August took her own life earlier this month Image: Twitter She had been slammed on Twitter over her decision not to film a certain porn scene Image: Twitter The star, whose real name was Mercedes Grabowski, had turned down a sex scene with a 'crossover' actor - someone who has unprotected sex with both men and women - but critics branded her homophobic for her refusal.
She'd tried defending herself by saying she herself was bisexual, but that only sparked more bullying comments. She was found dead in the early hours of December 5. Toxicology tests are still ongoing, but there was no sign of alcohol or drugs at the scene or in her car, where she'd stashed a suicide note apologising to her parents.
The two worrying deaths were followed by the tragic loss of Yuri Luv, also known as Yurizan Beltran, at the age of It was thought she'd committed suicide by overdosing on pills.
Yuri Luv died this week Image: Twitter She'd played Kourtney Kardashian in a porn film Image: The entire PornStar Platinum family is in mourning at the news of the loss of one of its family members. She was always kind to me and we will miss her. Her colleague Nickey Milo said: There were pills found near the bed.
Read More Fans are concerned the porn stars' death is an indication of a deeper problem in the industry Image: Instagram Other porn stars say they need support Image: Instagram The death of the three women has shocked and angered those in the porn industry, with many performers stepping forward to name the problem. Shy Love - a friend of Yuri - said female porn stars are routinely disrespected because of their occupation.
You just want to be sad and morn someone and ur stuck still doing social media like life did not matter," she tweeted. I can't imagine how hard it is if you don't have that support. I'm just heartbroken for them," she wrote. Yuri was found in her bed surrounded by pills, according to reports Image: Instagram And porn actress Odette Delacroix told fans that August and Yuri's deaths won't be in vain. Now fans are demanding action be taken to prevent any more stars from committing suicide.
The industry has seen it before, but the hope was that better support mechanisms were in place for anyone needing them.