The Canadian actor Logan Kari Williams is known for his roles in The Flash (2014-2015) and When Calls the Heart (2014-2016), born on 9th April died due to the Fentanyl overdose revealed by his mother, Marlyse Williams, following a three-year battle with addiction.
Logan made his acting debut in 2014 by appearing as “Jack” in a TV movie The Color of Rain directed by Anne Wheeler. As the time went by Logan Williams was seen playing the young version of Barry Allen in the TV series The Flash.
Soon after this, he was seen in TV series When Calls the Heart and Lost & Found aired in January 2014.
Marlyse dealt with her son’s devastating secret for years, while keeping Williams’s addiction “undercover” to save him from judgment, embarrassment, and criticism.
“I did everything humanly possible everything a mother could do”, she said.
Marlyes said she remortgaged her home to send Williams to an expensive treatment facility in the United States last summer.
As Logan William died just days ahead of his 17th birthday on 9th April, Marlyes says she is determined to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic. “His death in not going in vin ”, she continues “he’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”
Marlyse says when Williams was about 9 a female casting agent in town from LA said he could easily become an actor. As Marlyes recalls, that Williams kept saying “I think I could be an actor ”. Marlyes was skeptical ”I thought this little obsession would end soon and he’ll move onto something else like kids often do,” she says.
Marlyes continues that between age 10 and 12, he gave a lot of auditions, he juggled school work with the role in the Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart”. As she continues she stated that too much auditioning and juggling school work came with too much of stress.
Marlyes discovered he was using marijuana , and from there it only escalated and in this escalation when he started using Fentanyl was never noticed.
As she continues “Logan was always hoping to get back to acting, music or the future he wanted ”. Marlyes adds that she saw her son last on 30th march and he said to her ”mom, I’m gonna get. I’m going to be better. ”
And four days later on 3rd April Marlyes was identifying her son’s body in a funeral home.
“It was horrific …. Horrific. Seeing him like that was as gut-wrenching as hearing that he died,” she says.
Marlyse says if she can only create awareness or help one or five or 100 people to somehow heal and get help it would create a legacy out of this tragedy of Logan’s death.