UPDATE: Sources Say Anastasia Knight's Death a Hoax

UPDATE 6:20 p.m.: Sources close to performer Anastasia Knight, who earlier confirmed that she had tragically passed away, have now retracted the statement and said it was all a hoax. AVN will continue to follow this story. 

LOS ANGELES—Former adult performer Anastasia Knight has passed away, a source close to the situation who asked not to be identified confirmed to AVN.

Knight died on August 12 in her home state of Idaho, the source said. She was 20.

The source said Knight had been being bullied after leaving the adult industry more than a year ago and that her husband found her.

Knight, who was represented by LA Direct Models, had performed in about 130 scenes, working for numerous major studios since her industry debut in 2017, according to IAFD.com.

Friends remembered Knight as being “a very sweet and intellectual” girl with an interest in philosophy who was wise “beyond her years.”