THE FLASH: Young Barry Allen Actor Logan Williams' Cause Of Death Revealed By His Mother

THE FLASH: Young Barry Allen Actor Logan Williams' Cause Of Death Revealed By His Mother

Logan Williams played the young Barry Allen in the first two season of The Flash, and following the news of his passing at the age of just 16, his mother has revealed the cause of his unexpected death.

On April 2, it was reported that The Flash actor Logan Williams had passed away, and his mother Marlyse Williams has now revealed that her son died of a fentanyl overdose following a three-year battle with addiction. 67,367 people died of opioid overdoses in 2018 according to the most recent stats released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"His death is not going to be in vain," Williams's mother vowed in an interview with The New York Post. "He’s going to help a lot of people down the road." She also reflected on what led to him turning to drugs. "He really, really enjoyed the acting. I know there’s a stigma of child stars, but he was not a star. He was up and coming."

Eventually, auditioning became "way too stressful," and at 13, he took a break from acting. However, it was around that time Marlyse discovered he had started using marijuana. 

Over the next three years, she did everything she could to help Logan, going so far as to remortgage her home to send him to an expensive treatment center. Last summer, he was sent to another facility in British Columbia, and was living in a group home at the time of his death. 

"I did everything humanly possible — everything a mother could do," she says. "I did everything but handcuff him to me to try to keep him safe." The last time she saw her son was on March 30 when they cooked his favorite meal together. "He said to me, ‘Mom, I’m gonna get clean. I’m going to get better. And I want my new life to start.’ I just know the last thing we said to each other was, ‘I love you.'"

It's a tragic story, and the only good thing that may come out of it is a raised level of awareness surrounding the opioid crisis which led to Williams' untimely death. 

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