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The Flash actor who played young Barry Allen dies at age 16

The social distancing has made it harder for the family to grieve.

The Flash actor who played young Barry Allen dies at age 16

Logan Williams. (Screen grab: The Flash)

Logan Williams, the actor who played the young version of The Flash on the superhero TV drama died suddenly on Thursday (Apr 2) at age 16. His mother, Marlyse Williams, confirmed his death in an interview with Tri-City News.

What has compounded the family’s grief is the social distancing brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. "I am not able to hug my parents who lost their only grandchild," she said. "It’s hard."

Grant Gustin, who plays the grown-up version of the titular character, paid his tribute to Williams on Instagram on Friday: “Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly”.

He added: “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".

Young Williams last appeared on the second season premiere of The Flash, which aired in 2015. He also acted as Miles Montgomery on When Calls The Heart from 2014 to 2016, and appeared in Supernatural, The Whispers, and the TV movie, The Color of Rain.

Williams is survived by his parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. No official cause of death has been revealed.

Source: CNA/bk