Dakota Skye death updates – Porn star Athena Faris pays tribute to actress after George Floyd memorial pic resurfaces

PORN star Dakota Skye has reportedly been found dead at the age of just 27.

The adult film performer died in a "recreational vehicle" earlier this week, according to Adult Video News.

According to the site, Skye began her porn career in 2013 and has appeared in more than 300 films.

The 27-year-old made headlines last month when she posed topless next to a George Floyd mural.

She posted: "Happy #GeorgeFloyd day in #santabarbara <3 #dakotaskye equality&fair treatment for all. Dope mural."

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office confirmed to AVN that Skye died at an undisclosed location.

Read our Dakota Skye live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Luke Kenton

    SEX WORKER HITS BACK AT CRITICS

    A fellow sex worker spoke out about people dismissing Dakota Skye's death on social media.

    "So this poor girl has passed away and I’m seeing so many people online saying 'who cares she just a porn star'," Jayden Jynx wrote.

    "That’s disgusting. Us sex workers are human beings and her death deserves the same respect as anyone else’s," she said.

    "RIP Dakota."

  • Luke Kenton

    'SHE WAS FOUND WITH NOTHING'

    Scott's aunt Linda said the porn star was found "with nothing".

    She added: "She could make thousands in one week and she was found with nothing.

    "She would carry pictures of her family everywhere and she didn't even have those.

    "All she had was a plastic bag with some clothes.

    "It's sad, someone who could of had it all was found displaced and homeless with all her belongings in a clear zippered bag from a comforter package."

  • Luke Kenton

    FAN BACKLASH TO GEORGE FLOYD PICTURE

    Dakota Skye was trolled by other porn stars in the weeks before her death after she posed topless at a George Floyd mural.

    She posted the image to Instagram, drawing an onslaught of backlash.

    "Yikes, not a good look," wrote one user.

    Other fans were also less than impressed with one writing: "This is some serious disrespectful bulls*** Lauren."

    Another said: "Are you f***ing serious?" while one fan added: "She used to be cute."

  • Luke Kenton

    DAKOTA 'BULLIED' WEEKS BEFORE DEATH

    Dakota Skye was reportedly trolled by peers in the adult film industry in the weeks before her death.

    The apparent jeering was spurred after she posed topless in from of a memorial for slain Minneapolis man, George Floyd.

    Linda Arden told The Sun the adult film actress had been "bullied online" by other girls within the industry "trying to bring her down."

    Linda, 55, said: "She did say she had been bullied online – mainly from others within the porn industry, girls trying to bring other girls down as they try to get ahead."

  • Luke Kenton

    DAKOTA'S GRANDPARENTS DIED FROM COVID

    Months before Dakota Skye was found dead, two of of grandparents were killed by Covid-19.

    She also became estranged from her husband, whom she reportedly "loved dearly."

    Her aunt told the Sun: "She was the sweetest girl. She lived with me when she was a baby. She loved her family. All of her money she gave back to help her mom and brothers.

    "She was an addict and an alcoholic. But really all she was doing was searching for love, someone to care about her.

    "I was so scared about her. She was in so much pain. I thought she was going to make it. She had been clean for weeks."

  • Luke Kenton

    DAKOTA WAS ARRESTED IN 2017

    In 2017 Skye – whose real name was Lauren Scott – was arrested after allegedly smacking her then boyfriend Robert Anderson in the face after sex.

    Her aunt told the US Sun: "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse."

    A cause of death has not been confirmed but Arden said her niece an alcoholic and had battled an addiction with fentanyl.

  • Luke Kenton

    DAKOTA DIED NEARLY TWO YEARS AFTER HER MOM

    Dakota Skye died two years after her mom's tragic death, her devastated aunt has revealed.

    Linda Arden told The US Sun how the adult film actress – found dead aged just 27 in a trailer in LA on Wednesday – had battled demons all of her life.

    Arden, 55, said: "Her real life story and how she came to be in that industry, has truly been a tragedy.

    "She died almost exactly two years after her mother, my baby sister's, death which was caused by addiction and alcoholism."

  • Luke Kenton

    'SHE WAS WILD AND INDEPENDENT'

    Lexi Lore, an apparent friend of Dakota’s, remembered her in a tweet.

    “I can’t tell you how badly I want Dakota Skye to come back,” Lore tweeted.

    “The last time we talked she wanted to move out together! I wonder how things would be different if I did,” Lore continued.

    “She was wild, independent, & such a pleasure to be with on set. She made everyone around her feel at home,” she concluded with a broken heart emoji.

  • Luke Kenton

    DAKOTA'S AUNT: 'I WAS SCARED FOR HER'

    Skye’s aunt, Linda Arden, told the US Sun, “She lived with me when she was a baby. She loved her family. All of her money she gave back to help her mom and brothers.”

    “She was an addict and an alcoholic. But really all she was doing was searching for love, someone to care about her,” she added.

    “I was so scared about her. She was in so much pain.”

    “I thought she was going to make it. She had been clean for weeks.”

  • Luke Kenton

    CAUSE OF DEATH PENDING

    Dakota was found dead by her husband on June 9.

    The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet published a cause of death.

    While they did not indicate foul play, the coroner said they will conduct “further investigation” before announcing the cause of death, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • Luke Kenton

    DAKOTA WAS 'HOMELESS'

    Dakota was found dead in a motorhome in Los Angeles, police said.

    They initially described her as “homeless,” according to the AJC.

    She was discovered by her husband, although her relatives maintain the pair were estranged. It is still unclear whether she was with him at the time of her death.

  • Luke Kenton

    ADULT FILM INDUSTRY FIGURE CALLS SKY 'CLOSE FRIEND'

    Adult film industry figure James Bartholet told AVN after Skye’s death, “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.”

    “We wish all the best to her family, and we hope people respect their privacy and please remember her in a good way,” he added.

    “Remember her for all the joy and pleasure she brought us.”

  • Katie Balevic

    DAKOTA WAS 'BULLIED ONLINE' AUNT SAYS

    Adult film actress Dakota Skye was trolled by other porn stars in the weeks before her death after she posed topless at a George Floyd mural, her aunt Linda Arden said.

    "She did say she had been bullied online – mainly from others within the porn industry, girls trying to bring other girls down as they try to get ahead," she claimed.

  • Katie Balevic

    DAKOTA POSED TOPLESS IN FRONT OF GEORGE FLOYD MURAL

    Dakota Skye once posed topless at a George Floyd mural, and fans were not thrilled with the move.

    She had written: "Happy #GeorgeFloyd day in #santabarbara <3 #dakotaskye equality&fair treatment for all. Dope mural."

    Following backlash, she replied, "I’m celebrating BAD cops being checked with abusing there authority against human beings .. hello."

    "No human being should die getting arrested."

  • Katie Balevic

    GOFUNDME DESCRIBES DAKOTA AS 'KIND AND GENTLE'

    The GoFundMe for Dakota's funeral costs described her as a "gentle soul" who struggled with addiction.

    "She was a kind and gentle soul who would go out of her way to help anyone in need," the site says.

    "Her smile and laugh were infectious. Although she struggled with the pain of her addiction, her friends and family will always remember her as someone who was not only beautiful on the outside but the inside as well. She was always willing to share words of encouragement despite her own situation.

    "Many people may look at Lauren in many ways but Lauren was a daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, wife, and friend. She was loved and cared about by many people who knew her. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten," it goes on.

  • Katie Balevic

    AUNT 'WANTED HAPPINESS' FOR HER NIECE

    "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse," Lauren Scott AKA Dakota Skye's aunt told The US Sun.

    Linda Arden said: "She was stalked by demons like no one will ever understand unless you've lived it."

    "I loved her unconditionally and I just wanted happiness for her."

  • Katie Balevic

    WHO DID DAKOTA WORK FOR?

    Former adult film star Dakota Skye performed for a range of studios before her death.

    These included Brazzers, Reality Kings, and Naughty America.

    Dakota was found dead in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 9.

  • Katie Balevic

    DAKOTA DATED AN EX FOR 6 MONTHS BEFORE ABUSE ARREST

    Lauren Kaye Scott, known as Dakota Skye, and her ex Robert Anderson were understood to have been dating for six months before she was arrested in 2017.

    In 2017, Skye was arrested for allegedly smacking her then-boyfriend in the face after sex.

  • Katie Balevic

    DAKOTA WAS 'SEARCHING FOR LOVE'

    Dakota Skye's aunt Linda Arden told the US Sun of her late niece, “She was the sweetest girl. She lived with me when she was a baby."

    "She loved her family. All of her money she gave back to help her mom and brothers."

    “She was an addict and an alcoholic," she added. "But really all she was doing was searching for love, someone to care about her."

    “I was so scared about her. She was in so much pain. I thought she was going to make it. She had been clean for weeks.”

  • Katie Balevic

    AGENT SAYS DAKOTA SKYE WAS 'FUN' TO BE WITH

    “Dakota was a fun person to be around," Anthony De Coninck, a talent agent of OC Modeling, told AVN.

    "We would joke and laugh all the time," he added. "That's how I will remember her. I will miss her very much."

    OC Modeling welcomed Skye to their agency in 2018, AVN reported.

  • Katie Balevic

    TALENT AGENCY RELEASES STATEMENT ON DAKOTA'S DEATH

    John O'Byrne — the owner of East Coast Talents, the agency that first represented Skye — told AVN he was “truly saddened to hear of Dakota's passing.”

    “She came to East Coast Talent at a time when our brand was flourishing, we were representing a lot of top talent, but Dakota never let that intimidate her," he said.

    "She worked hard and took advantage of every opportunity."

    “Over the years we certainly had our disagreements, but Dakota always kept it professional and positive, even when she was facing some challenges professionally and personally," he added.

    "I would personally like to express my deepest condolences to her friends, fans, and family.” 

  • Katie Balevic

    DAKOTA'S LIFE WAS 'A TRAGEDY'

    Dakota Skye's aunt said the adult performer's "real-life story and how she came to be in that industry, has truly been a tragedy."

    She died nearly two years after her mother's death, “which was caused by Addiction & Alcoholism,” Linda Arden told The Sun.

    “Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal & sexual abuse,” she added.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT WAS DAKOTA SKYE'S REAL NAME?

    Dakota Skye used a different name as an adult film actress.

    Her real name was Lauren Kaye Scott.

    She was just 27 years old when she died on June 9 of unconfirmed causes.

  • Katie Balevic

    DAKOTA JUST 'WANTED SOMEONE TO CARE' FOR HER, AUNT SAYS

    Dakota Skye's aunt Linda Arden told the US Sun of her late niece, “She was the sweetest girl. She lived with me when she was a baby."

    "She loved her family. All of her money she gave back to help her mom and brothers."

    “She was an addict and an alcoholic," she added.

    "But really all she was doing was searching for love, someone to care about her."

  • Katie Balevic

    DAKOTA RECENTLY LOST HER GRANDPARENTS TO COVID

    Dakota Skye's aunt Linda Arden confirmed the adult film actress had lost several loved ones in recent months.

    Two of Skye AKA Lauren Scott's grandparents had also died of COVID-19 within the last year and Arden revealed Scott was estranged from her husband “who loved her dearly."

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