Over a month after actors, production crew, and fans of The CW series The Flash were met with the tragic news of the passing of 16-year-old Logan Williams, the cause of his untimely death has officially been revealed.
Logan, who had played the younger version of character Barry Allen throughout the series, apparently died of fentanyl overdose as shared by his mother Marlyse Williams to the New York Post. She told them that Logan had been battling with addiction for three years and hopes that, in speaking out about it, she can help bring to light the rising opioid crisis which continues to take the lives of teens in the US.
“His death is not going to be in vain,” she said. “He’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”
Logan died suddenly on Thursday, April 2. The Tri-City News reported that his family had been “absolutely devastated” by his passing and by how they are unable to grieve together due to social distancing amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Grant Gustin, who played the adult version of Barry Allen, shared a social media post as a tribute to his young co-star.
“Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly,” he wrote. “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.”
He added: “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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