When is Dakota Skye's funeral? Friends organize memorial for bullied porn star
The remembrance event titled 'A Night Of The Stars: A Tribute To Dakota Skye' will take place on June 16 at Déjà Vu Showgirls/Diamond Dolls in Downtown Los Angeles
Adult film star Dakota Skye, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances just three days ago, is being given a proper memorial organized by her friends. Skye was found dead by her husband. Her aunt has alleged that, at the time, she might have succumbed to their family's long-running history of problems with drugs and alcoholism. The same aunt had also claimed that in the days ahead of her death, Skye had faced intense "bullying" from social media, after she posted a topless photo in front of a George Floyd mural - an action that many netizens found disrespectful.
Skye, whose real name Lauren Scott, was a Tampa Bay native who was found dead at 27 inside a recreational vehicle on June 9, just weeks after she posted the topless picture on Instagram, deemed offensive by many. Skye had captioned the photo: ""Happy #GeorgeFloyd day in #santabarbara <3 #dakotaskye equality&fair treatment for all. Dope mural". The photo has since been deleted but Skye had explained she was "celebrating BAD cops being checked with abusing there authority against human beings” through the photo.
In the aftermath of Skye's death, her aunt identified as Linda Arden told The Sun: "She died almost exactly two years after her mother, my baby sister’s, death which was caused by addiction and alcoholism. Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse.”
Skye was homeless and at an unknown location at the time of her death, with police revealing that the cause of death is pending "further investigation." Her friends are now trying to honor her memory by an upcoming memorial event on June 16.
The remembrance event titled 'A Night Of The Stars: A Tribute To Dakota Skye' will take place this Wednesday at Déjà Vu Showgirls/Diamond Dolls in Downtown Los Angeles. The event is being organized by James Bartholet, Misty Stone, Goldie Glock, Alana Evans, Kianna Bradley, SuaveXXX, Diamond the Bodyy, and others, who are also holding a fundraiser to raise funeral costs.
“We want a night to remember her, Dakota was a really sweet woman,” said Bradley, in a report by xbiz.com. “We want to remember her and the joy that she brought to everybody, and to celebrate her life,” he added, sharing that a GoFundMe account has “also been set-up by her family to help with funeral expenses.” As of June 15, the account has surpassed its original goal of $12,000.
The event will also see three dance-set performances from Glock, alongside Citiboistreets, Club Siccs and Adriel Calaway. Proceeds of the evening will also be donated to cover the funeral expenses, reports the outlet.
According to Skye's friend and pron industry insider Bartholet, a special radio broadcast of “Inside The Industry” will be aired in Skye's tribute. The memorial event and funeral will take place at 1800 South Main Street, Downtown Los Angeles, from 10 pm to 2 am PT, reports the outlet. Skye had made her debut in 2013 and has since starred in over 300 films and won Best New Starlet at the 2015 AVN Awards.
At the time of her death, Bartholet had said in an interview with AVN Magazine: "Dakota was a dear friend and part of our industry family, and we are saddened by her loss. She still had so much more to give to the world and to the industry, and I’m just very saddened and at a loss for words.”