Logan Williams best known for his role on the CW series “The Flash” died from a
Canada’s BC Coroners Service says the 16-year-old Logan died from unintentional
illicit drug toxicity (fentanyl).” The manner of his death has been listed as
“accidental.” According to the coroner’s report, obtained by the NY Post, Logan
“struggled with mental health concerns and had a history of consuming illicit
substances.” And three months before his death, Logan was reportedly unresponsive
after consuming substances, though the report wasn’t specific.
Logan was later resuscitated and diagnosed with a significant brain injury that
messed with his ability to function.
At the time of his death, his mother had stated that preliminary toxicology reports
indicate her son died from a fentanyl overdose after her son had battled opioid
addiction for three years.
Marlyse Williams told the New York Post that Williams had begun using marijuana at
the age of 13 and his addiction escalated to using other drugs, although she didn’t
know when he began using fentanyl.
Ms. Williams said her son ‘was in complete denial because he was so ashamed’, and
she kept his addiction ‘under wraps’ from those in the entertainment industry.
In the months leading up to his death, Logan had been living in a group home, after
his mother sent him to a treatment facility for one month last summer.
Sadly, just days after Logan told his mum he was going to get clean at a family dinner,
the young star died.
Following Logan’s death in April, his co-stars from The CW’s The Flash paid tribute
to the up-and-coming star.
Grant Gustin, who played the older Barry Allen, wrote on social media: ‘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.’
Logan – who would have turned 17 on April 9 – also starred in When Calls The Heart
in 2015 and 2016, and was auditioning for new roles prior to his death.
The actor’s death mirrors that of a number of high-profile deaths from fentanyl in
the past four years.