June 16, 2021, 12:48

    Porn star Dakota Skye, 27, dies weeks after backlash over George Floyd mural photo

    Porn star Dakota Skye, 27, dies weeks after backlash over George Floyd mural photo

    A porn star has died aged 27 just weeks after she was trolled online after posing topless at a George Floyd mural.

    Dakota Skye – real name Lauren Scott – was discovered dead by her husband at a motorhome in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, according to reports.

    A cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

    She posted a photo to her since deleted Instagram page showing her flashing the camera next to the tribute to Mr Floyd, who was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin in May last year.

    Originally from Tampa Bay, Florida, the former porn star uploaded the controversial snap on May 4 with the caption: "Happy George Floyd day in Santa Barbara. Equality and fair treatment for all. Dope mural."

    Scott received a backlash for posing topless in front of a George Floyd tribute in Santa Barbara
    (Image: dakotaskyex/INSTAGRAM)

    However, she received a flurry of abuse, with one user labelling the photo "serious disrespectful bulls***" and another asking: "Wtf what does flashing have to do with George Floyd death."

    Ms Scott defended the move by claiming she was "celebrating bad cops being checked with abusing their authority against human beings".

    She added: "No human being should die getting arrested."

    The adult actress had appeared in over 300 porn films since 2013 and was nominated for Best New Starlet in 2015's AVN Awards – dubbed the Oscars of Porn.

    The porn star had an alcohol and fentanyl addiction, according to her aunt
    (Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock)

    Ms Scott's aunt Linda Arden said her niece struggled with alcoholism and an addiction with fentanyl.

    Speaking to The Sun, she 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.

    "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse."

    Mr Floyd died after being pinned under Chauvin's knee outside a convenience store in Minneapolis on May 25 last year.

    The unarmed 45-year-old was handcuffed, lying face down on the street calling out "I can't breathe" which became a slogan during subsequent Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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