“Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly,” Gustin wrote. “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.”
The image Gustin posted was from the series pilot and featured Gustin himself on-set and out of costume with Jesse L. Martin, who plays Barry’s surrogate father Joe West, and a smiling Williams between them.
The young Barry Allen made his first appearance in the pilot episode of The Flash and played an essential piece in the fabric of the show. The murder of Barry’s mother Nora and the wrongful accusation of his father Henry was a major storyline early on in the series, which called for scenes with young Barry to flesh out The Flash’s origin story.
Williams has also been mourned by his other Flash co-star John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry’s father and has returned as the speedster Jay Garrick. “Heartsick to learn of Logan Williams’ death at 16,” Shipp tweeted. “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.”
Williams also had guest roles on When Calls the Heart, Supernatural and The Whispers.
On Instagram, The Flash actor Grant Gustin shared kind words the young Barry Allen actor, Logan Williams, who recently passed away.