Logan Williams, the young actor best known for playing the role of Barry Allen in US television series The Flash, has died at the age of 16.
The news was confirmed by the actor’s mother, Marlyse Williams, who tragically added that she was unable to grieve her son’s death with loved ones because she is self-isolating. “I am not able to hug my parents who lost their only grandchild,” she told the newspaper Tri-City News on Friday.
With no cause of death currently revealed, Williams’ is mother added: “It’s hard. With his talent and gorgeous looks, Logan had the potential to be a huge star.”
Williams’ co-star on The Flash, Grant Gustin, who plays the adult version of Barry Allen and his alter ego, paid tribute to Williams with a post on social media: “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.”
He added: “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.”
Williams, who had also appeared in When Calls the Heart with Lori Loughlin and Erin Krakow, also enjoyed successful roles in Supernatural and Whispers with a bright future ahead of him.
Krakow, who led the cast of When Calls The Hear as Willaims’ schoolteacher, shared an Instagram tribute to her late co-star: “Heartbroken to learn of the passing of Logan Williams who played Miles Montgomery in several seasons of @wcth_tv,’ she wrote.
“Logan was a beautiful, warm, silly, and talented young man. He could always make us laugh. He was just shy of 17 and had what I’m sure would have been a very bright future ahead of him,’ Erin added. ‘I hope you’ll join me in sending virtual love & support to Logan’s family & friends during this very painful time.”