The Flash Actor Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose, Mom Reveals – Logan Williams, an actor known for playing the younger version of Barry Allen on The CW series “The Flash” died in early April at age 16.
The Flash Actor Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose, Mom Reveals | Logan Williams Died After Struggling With Addiction For Three Years:
Marlyse Williams, Logan Williams’ mother revealed that her son, who played a young Barry Allen on CW’s The Flash, suddenly died at the tender age of 16 on April 2.
Marlyse told The New York Post that according to preliminary toxicology tests, her son, Logan Williams, died of a fentanyl overdose, following a three-year battle with opioid addiction.
“His death is not going to be in vain,” said Marlyse of her son, who would have turned 17-years-old on April 9. “He’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”
Marlyse first discovered Logan’s drug use after the auditioning process became “way too stressful,” that was when Logan (at age of 13), began experimenting with drugs, beginning with marijuana and eventually progressed into harder dugs.
Though she said she is unaware when he began using fentanyl, a synthetic opioid pain reliever that creates a “heroin-like effect” on the body.
Logan Williams, 16, Died From An Opioid Overdose | ‘The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Dead, His Mom Marlyse Williams Revealed:
Marlyse Williams said as his addiction continued he “was in complete denial because he was so ashamed.”
Over the next three years, Marlyse Williams said she tried a number of ways to help her son, Logan Williams, get clean from his addiction, including taking out a second mortgage on her home so that they could afford to send him to a treatment centers in the United States and also British Columbia and that at the time of his death he had been living in a group home.
“I did everything humanly possible — everything a mother could do,” Marlyse told the New York Post. “I did everything but handcuff him to me to try to keep him safe.”
“Logan was always hoping to get back into acting, music or whatever future he wanted,” she said.
“We didn’t want people to know because of the judgment, because of the embarrassment, because of the criticism,” Marlyse explained.
Marlyse Williams last saw her son four days before his death, when the two came together for an ‘amazing’ family dinner where they ate his favorite home cooked meal, played rummy and talked. “He said to me, ‘Mom, I’m gonna get clean, I’m going to get better. And I want my new life to start,’” she remembers. “I just know the last thing we said to each other was, ‘I love you.’”
Just four days later, Marlse was forced to identify her son’s body at a funeral home.
“Seeing him like that was as gut-wrenching as hearing that he died. It was horrific. Horrific. He was cold,” the heartbroken mom said.
Marlyse Williams said her son’s story will help raise awareness of addiction and prevent another mother from experiencing her pain and she hopes to “create a legacy out of this tragedy.”
She sent condolences to singer Melissa Etheridge, who confirmed her 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher died as a result of opioid addiction this week, saying, “My heart breaks for her because I know the initial devastation of knowing your beautiful boy is gone. Unfortunately, I can relate, We are in this horrible club. A club you don’t want to be a member of.”
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Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly. This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them. Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone. ❤️
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