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Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Konji3368: 2:44am On May 19, 2020
‘The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Died of Fentanyl Overdose, His Mother Says

Logan Williams, a young actor who appeared on CW’s “The Flash,” died on April 2 at 16 years old, and his mother has revealed that his death was caused by a fentanyl overdose.

In an interview with the New York Post, Marlyse Williams announced that preliminary toxicology results showed that Logan overdosed on the opioid. She also said that he struggled with his addiction for three years.

Marlyse Williams explained that Logan started acting when he was 9 years old, but eventually took a break when he was 13 due to the stressful auditioning process. It was around that time she found out he was using marijuana. From there, he escalated to doing other drugs, but she doesn’t know when he started using fentanyl.

“[He] was in complete denial because he was so ashamed,” she said.

To help her son’s drug problem, she remortgaged her house in order to send him to a treatment center in the U.S. and one in British Columbia, Canada. The young actor had been living in a group home as well.

“I did everything humanly possible, everything a mother could do,” she said. “I did everything but handcuff him to me to try to keep him safe.”

Now, she’s hoping his death can help raise awareness for opioid addiction and convince other people struggling to ask for help.

“His death is not going to be in vain,” she said. “He’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”

Logan Williams played a young version of the Flash in several episodes of the CW show’s first two seasons. He also appeared in “Supernatural,” “The Whispers” and “When Calls the Heart.” “Flash” star Grant Gustin posted a tribute to the young actor after learning about his death.

“I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set,” Gustin said on Instagram. “My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2020/tv/news/the-flash-logan-williams-dead-overdose-fentanyl-1234608830/amp/

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by LOVEGINO(m): 2:47am On May 19, 2020
If na for Naija, NCDC go say na covid19. RIP

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by jeffizy(m): 3:24am On May 19, 2020
Addiction for 3 years, died short of his 17th birthday.

Now, is that a result of failed parenting or misplaced priority from the kid.

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Walexdubia(m): 4:00am On May 19, 2020
Konji3368:
Logan Williams, a young Canadian actor who played Barry Allen on CW’s “The Flash,” died on April 2 at the age of 16, and his mother has revealed that his death was caused by a fentanyl overdose. Logan's mom, Marlyse Williams disclosed this during an interview with the New York Post, where she explained that the young actor endured a three-year battle with drug addiction. "His death is not going to be in vain," Marlyse said of her son, who would have turned 17 just days after his passing. "He’s going to help a lot of people down the road." Marlyse recalled discovering Williams using marijuana when he was 13, the same time the actor was schooling and acting on the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart, the ABC sci-fi series The Whispers and the longtime CW series Supernatural. She then revealed that Williams' drug use escalated to other drugs and she had to remortgaged their home to help Logan enter two expensive rehabilitation centers. But before his death, he was living in a group home.
"I did everything humanly possible -- everything a mother could do," she told the outlet. "I did everything but handcuff him to me to try to keep him safe."The family had kept his addiction "under wraps" as Logan wanted to continue a career in entertainment."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. We wanted it to go away."



Four days after Logan told his mom he was going to get clean at a family dinner, he passed away.



"I just know the last thing we said to each other was, 'I love you,'" she revealed.



Marlyse said her heart broke after hearing singer Melissa Etheridge on Wednesday announced the death of her 21-year-old son, Beckett, who died from an opioid overdose. "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."



For speaking out about her son's battle, Marlyse Williams added that she hopes it can help in creating "a legacy out of this tragedy" and “create awareness or help one or five or 100 people to somehow heal and get help."



"Every night I put a candle by the window. I just want Logan to know that he’s always welcome to come back home,” she said. “When he was alive I’d always leave the light on [for] if he’d come home. I leave the light on so he knows I’m here for him."


When Dem no dey flog pikin,if Dem dey flog pikin all these things no go dey happen.. example like homosexual,drug abuse,etc mtcheeew....
Even God said it that the Demon reside in the heart of children so u have to use cane to chase that demon away, imagine a child taking drug since 13yrs of age...

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by dkingsman82(m): 4:21am On May 19, 2020
Nonsense
Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by MrBrownJay1(m): 5:35am On May 19, 2020
some kids are not fully emotionally grown at 13 to be using marijuana, let alone fentanyl at 16yrs old. no matter how hard this must be, the mother should take part of the blame for this tragedy. your kids shouldnt be anywhere near marijuana at 13yrs old, and if he was then she probably should have handcuffed him until he get help (instead of trying to pretend that everything was ok to the world, while it certainly wasnt). since he was 13, he should have been under extra supervision and be done with any acting etc....

they were so focused on pretending that everything was ok and not letting people know what was going on, that it made it easier for that child to upgrade his drug taking to fentanyl... at 16!!!!! see how these white kids are dying from opioid overdose... failed parenting of the highest order!

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by longetivity(m): 6:16am On May 19, 2020
rip young lad
Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by asanwafo: 6:55am On May 19, 2020
Result of over pampering at the early stage. This will happen to most Nigerian children in the next 10yrs

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by frankmoney(m): 8:45am On May 19, 2020
Damn

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by themonk(m): 8:46am On May 19, 2020
MrBrownJay1:
some kids are not fully emotionally grown at 13 to be using marijuana, let alone fentanyl at 16yrs old. no matter how hard this must be, the mother should take part of the blame for this tragedy. your kids shouldnt be anywhere near marijuana at 13yrs old, and if he was then she probably should have handcuffed him until he get help (instead of trying to pretend that everything was ok to the world, while it certainly wasnt). since he was 13, he should have been under extra supervision and be done with any acting etc....

they were so focused on pretending that everything was ok and not letting people know what was going on, that it made it easier for that child to upgrade his drug taking to fentanyl... at 16!!!!! see how these white kids are dying from opioid overdose... failed parenting of the highest order!

Dude stop ranting. You can’t handcuff yourself to your kid, some kids due to peer pressure or their inquisitive nature try drugs and the unfortunate ones that are prone to addiction can’t stop. Bro if your brain has a tendency for addiction it takes a lot of effort to stop, we are wired differently some continue to chase the dragon(chasing the initial high) while some can stop. I am very lucky, I have tried some addictive substances but got hooked to none, infact I hate things that make me high.

It is an unfortunate situation, reminds me of the very sad death of Heath Ledger(that portrayed the joker character) very unfortunate end even after everyone tried to make him to stop drugs including himself trying to stop but all to no avail. Just don’t try it if you have not because you don’t know if you have an addictive brain or not. The mom is not to blame like that, I’m sure she tried her best.

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Nobody: 8:46am On May 19, 2020
A big fool

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by izzy4shizzy(m): 8:46am On May 19, 2020
he was into drugs from 13yrs this one is bad

been famous is not something everybody can handle, some grown ups are battling with it let alone a kid.

drug abuse to me is a pandemic

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Righteousness89(m): 8:46am On May 19, 2020
16yrs old !

devil is a Bastard..

Revelation 20:12 comes to Mind

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works


Prepare yourself ooo. It could just be anyone .

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by wese90(m): 8:47am On May 19, 2020
Walexdubia:


When Dem no dey flog pikin,if Dem dey flog pikin all these things no go dey happen.. example like homosexual,drug abuse,etc mtcheeew....
Even God said it that the Demon reside in the heart of children so u have to use cane to chase that demon away, imagine a child taking drug since 13yrs of age...

Boss, no be so oooo.... So many people doing drugs in Nigeria despite their upbrings

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Truthbites: 8:47am On May 19, 2020
Oyibos always over-enjoy hence they do drugs. In some homes here, at 13, u will be thinking of how to write waec and pass JAMB so that u can take ur family out of 'face me, I face you' condition

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Nobody: 8:47am On May 19, 2020

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Babatunde40(m): 8:47am On May 19, 2020
Some Nigerians think only cocaine is a hard drug. There are many

The Fentanyl that killed this guy is a very bad drug. It is a pain reliever. If you have heard of morphine, this Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine

Morphine is C₁₇H₁₉NO₃

Fentanyl is C22H28N2O. That is "die well"

2mg of Fentanyl can do what 1000mg of tramadol cannot do.

Since Fentanyl is for severe pain relief, it instantly blocks the pain receptors of the brain. If you are on Fentanyl and you are involved in an accident, you will not feel anything. You will just bleed to death unknowingly

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Mohnie007(m): 8:47am On May 19, 2020
Don't do drugs
This oyinbo parent with pampering undecided undecided

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by LoySupremo: 8:47am On May 19, 2020
too young to die....but if Na Ngeria...they for blame covid19 due to lack of seriousness to do proper investigation

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by francescainnoce(f): 8:47am On May 19, 2020
such a heartbreaking story. so many global awareness concerning these killer addictions but still young people die from it.
To me, I think an effective approach would be to eradicate bad and negative influences from society. It's an adult that first introduce these young people to drugs like this (I guess). So how about we raise awareness that not all anties, uncles, heroes, crushes, influencers, agents, managers are good. This is a bottom-up approach. Eradicate the bad eggs, create awareness for the drugs, save young people.

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Hezmatosky: 8:48am On May 19, 2020
Oyibo no even strong. Wetin aboki take dey play

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Fragility6: 8:48am On May 19, 2020
jeffizy:
Addiction for 3 years, died short of his 17 birthday.

Now, is that a failed parenting or misplaced priority from the kid.
Failed parenting. The lad didn't clock 17 sef. What values were instilled in him before he grew up

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by joudini(m): 8:48am On May 19, 2020
You want to do drugs and you do fentanyl

Fentanyl is not a getaway drug. Fentanyl is not an easily accessible drug. For this kid to do and overdose on fentanyl suggests a deeper issue than just accessibility to drugs.

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by olawhuyhi: 8:48am On May 19, 2020
oma Se ooo

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by emmabest2000(m): 8:48am On May 19, 2020
Strange world

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by Zooposki: 8:48am On May 19, 2020
..

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Re: Logan Williams Died Of Fentanyl Overdose At The Age Of 16 by wonuks(m): 8:49am On May 19, 2020
shocked

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