Dakota Skye — the former Lauren Scott — was veteran of more than 300 pornographic films by the time she was 25. In 2015, she was nominated for Adult Video News’ (the porn industry’s version of “The Oscars”) Best New Starlet award. She was honored with several other titles — prestigious within the porn industry — including “The Next ‘It’ Girl” and “Best ‘O’ Face.”
In May 2021, Dakota caused a stir of controversy when she posted photo of herself on Instagram. In the photo, Dakota appears topless in front of a mural depicting George Floyd, the victim of murder at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Dakota received a barrage of negative reaction — some threatening — to the now-deleted post.
One month later, on June 9, 2021, Dakota was found dead in a Los Angeles trailer home. Although no official cause of death has been released, a family member revealed a long history of substance abuse, specifically Dakota’s addiction to alcohol and the opioid fentanyl. Dakota was 27 years old.