Logan Williams, best know for playing the young Barry Allen on CW’s The Flash, passed away on April 2, 2020. He was 16.
The tragic news was confirmed by the actor’s mother Marlyse Williams, who told TriCity News that due to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, she is mourning the death of her son alone. “I am not able to Hugh my parents who lost their only grandchild,” she said.
Logan, who also starred as Miles Montgomery on the hit Hallmark TV series, When Calls the Heart, and as a young Elliot on horror TV series, The Whispers, earned himself a nomination for Best Newcomer at the UBCP/ACTRA Awards in 2015.
“It’s hard,” Williams said, knowing Logan still had so much life to live. He is survived by his father, Clive, his grandparents, and aunts and uncles. A cause of death was not immediately revealed.
Logan Booked His First Major Film Role At Age 10
Born on April 9, 2003, in Vancouver, Canada, he started pursuing an acting career at 10 years old and booked the very first role he ever auditioned for. In 2012, he played the role of Jack in the Hallmark film The Color of Rain, which starred Lacey Chabert and Warren Christie.
In addition to his recurring role on The Flash, he appeared on CW’s Supernatural in 2015. Between 2014 and 2016, he acted alongside Jack Wagner, Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow and Marin Cummins on When Calls the Heart. Krakow tweeted on Friday, “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. I hope you’ll join me in sending virtual love & support to Logan’s family & friends during this very painful time.”
“With his talent and gorgeous looks, Logan had the potential to be a huge star,” his mother said. Logan, who enjoyed playing soccer when he wasn’t on set, was six days away from celebrating his 17th birthday.
‘The Flash’ Co-Star Grant Gustin Shared a Heartfelt Tribute To Logan On Instagram
Actor Grant Gustin said that he was “devastated” after learning about Logan’s untimely death. The two shared a special bond, both starring as superhero Barry Allen at different stages in life.
He wrote of Friday afternoon, “Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly. 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. 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.”
Fans & Fellow Co-Stars Remembered Logan’s Career Highlights On Social Media
The superhero series on the CW series has a cult-like fanbase and collectively, they mourned the passing of the young Barry Allen. Actor John Wesley Ship, who also starred on The Flash tweeted, “Heartsick to learn of Logan Williams’ death at 16. He was 100% committed to playing young Barry Allen, and we missed him once we moved past that part of the story. Love and compassion to Logan’s family and friends in your grief.”
Fellow young actor Mitchell Kummen, who starred alongside Logan on When Calls the Heart tweeted, “My friend Logan Williams passed away yesterday. I am beyond sad! Loudly crying face. Proud to play older brother Dude. We had so much on set #wcth #Hearties. Loved hanging out with out you. In set. You were such a talent. Sending love to your mom., #rip #myles.”