Porn star Dakota Skye was 'homeless, battling fentanyl addiction' when she died

Skye, whose real name was Lauren Scott, died on June 9 in Los Angeles, California, nearly a month after posing topless next to a George Floyd mural


                            Porn star Dakota Skye was 'homeless, battling fentanyl addiction' when she died
Dakota Skye, 27, was found dead in a 'recreational vehicle' by her estranged husband and the cause of death is yet to be established (Instagram/@dakotaskyex)

Tragic adult film star Dakota Skye was homeless and had a severe fentanyl addiction at the time of her untimely death, family and friends have revealed.

Skye, whose real name was Lauren Scott, died on Wednesday, June 9, in Los Angeles, California, nearly a month after posting a topless photo next to a George Floyd mural on social media. She was found dead in a "recreational vehicle" by her estranged husband. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office is yet to establish a cause of death. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, authorities originally described Skye as "homeless." 

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Speaking to The Sun, her aunt Linda Arden said she had struggled with fentanyl and alcohol addictions but had been clean "for weeks" before her demise. Authorities are investigating the circumstances around her death after claims that she was “bullied online” after posting a topless photo next to a George Floyd mural on Instagram. She wrote, "Happy #GeorgeFloyd day in #santabarbara <3 #dakotaskye equality&fair treatment for all. Dope mural."

Replying to the backlash she faced, she clarified that she was "celebrating BAD cops being checked with abusing their authority against human beings .. hello. No human being should die getting arrested."

Dakota Skye posed topless in front of a George Floyd mural in a photo shared on May 4. (Instagram/@dakotaskyex)

“She was stalked by demons like no one will ever understand unless you've lived it," Arden told The Sun. "I loved her unconditionally and I just wanted happiness for her. She no longer has to walk through this world in pain in her own prison and that gives me comfort to know she no longer has to fight the voices and images that haunted her."

Skye's close pal and porn industry insider James Bartholet told The Sun that Dakota was genuinely trying to get clean before her death but “got involved with people that were a bad influence on her." She was arrested and charged with domestic battery in 2017, after allegedly physically assaulting her boyfriend after sex.

“I was so shocked to hear of her death, my heart just sank. It is devastating," Bartholet continued. "I feel like the last time that I saw her she was walking away and I did not know if I would ever see her again. I told her she needed to get help, to go to the hospital, and to get clean. She said 'I promise.’”

A group of adult performers hosted 'A Night of the Stars: A Tribute to Dakota Skye' at the Deja Vu Showgirls/Diamond Dolls in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 16, to cover her funeral costs. Meanwhile, a funeral has been arranged for Wednesday, June 23, and a GoFundMe page has raised nearly $14,000.

Dakota Skye began her adult film career in 2013 and was nominated for AVN’s Best New Starlet award in 2015, according to the Daily Star. She has starred in over 300 adult films and performed for several popular studios, including Brazzers, Reality Kings, and Naughty America.

At the time of her death, Bartholet 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.”

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