The mother of the recently deceased actor Logan Williams has revealed the cause of his death. Logan Williams portrayed the young Barry Allen in the CW series The Flash and unfortunately died in April at the age of 16. The world was dumbfounded and mourned her loss together with her mother, Marlyse Williams. Now Williams has broken his silence, hoping that Logan’s story might help others in a similar situation.
Logan Williams died on the 2nd. April on the consequences of a fentanyl overdose, according to Marlies Williams. There were only a few days left until his 17th birthday. Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! She also stated that her son had been addicted to opioids for three years. Her death won’t be in vain, she says. He’s gonna help a lot of people. The news came after the musician’s 21-year-old son, Melissa Etheridge, Beckett, died earlier this week of an opiate addiction that affects thousands of people in the United States every year. More than 67,000 opioid-related deaths were reported in 2018 alone.
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Marlyse Williams says Logan wasn’t your typical child star and that he was on the rise. He loved the game very, very much, his mother said. I know there are a lot of junior stars, but he wasn’t a star. He went up and down. She always thought it was just a phase he went through, but Logan kept going, even though the pressure started to build up. However, the stress seems to have gradually shifted to a young actor. Marleese said it was too intense, and Logan took a break. It was at that point that she discovered that Logan was smoking marijuana at the age of 13, which he then switched to other drugs. He was in total denial because he was so ashamed, she says.
Marleese says he doesn’t know when Logan started using lethal fentanyl. I did everything my mother could do. I’ve done everything but handcuff him to try and keep him safe, she says. Marleese said she last saw Logan on the 30th. Mars, when they went to dinner together. He told me: Mom, I’m gonna go wash up. I can do it. And I want my new life to start, she remembers. All I know is the last thing we said to each other was… I love you. I love you.
The actors of The Flash remembered Logan Williams when the news of his death began to spread. Adult star Barry Allen Grant Gastin shared the image of two of them and said that this image is the beginning of the shooting of the pilot episode of Flash in 2014. I was not only impressed by Logan’s talent, but also by his professionalism on set. John Wesley Shipp tweeted Sick Heart to learn of the death of Logan Williams at the age of 16. He was 100% ready to play young Barry Allen and we missed him when we went through that part of the story. You can read the rest of Marlyse Williams’ interview in the New York Post.
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