Porn star Dahlia Sky LIVE: Tributes for Melissa Sims Hayes after 'suicide' following cancer as Jake Adams dies in crash

PORN star Dahlia Sky died "by suicide" at age 31 while she allegedly was homeless and lived in her car — and now performers are paying tribute to her and Jake Adams, who died in a tragic motorcycle crash.

"We have lost two industry ppl in the last month… Dahlia Sky and Jake Adams… may both of them find the peace they deserve," one tweet read.

The adult actress was battling stage four breast cancer prior to her death, leading to her suffering from depression.

A GoFundMe set up by her mom to help with funeral expenses also revealed that Sky "was homeless and living in her car in Northridge."

Police believe that that Sky shot herself in a car in what they described as a "potential suicide," according to Adult Video News. There was no evidence of foul play.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that Jake Adams died in a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle on July 14.

Read our Dahlia Sky live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT HAPPENED TO JAKE ADAMS?

    Multiple outlets reported on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, that a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle occurred at around 4:15 pm in the San Fernando Valley near Encino.

    According to XBIZ Adams was identified with the help of friends and co-workers.

    Adams tragically died at the age of 29.

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    STAR MOCKED AFTER MARRYING

    Porn star Riley Reid has been cruelly mocked by trolls after marrying freerunner Pasha Petkuns.

    After posting images of her big day to social media, one user wrote: "I am so sorry for that man."

    Another added: "I feel awful for that dude. Congrats for the marriage but damn I feel bad."

    And one user said: "You married a porn star? Momma must be proud”.

    The adult film star, 30, got hitched in a ceremony in Los Angeles, California earlier this month.

    Others sent the couple their congratulations with one user commentating: "Congratulations Riley I'm so happy you got your fairytale."

    Another said: "So happy for you guys! Congrats."

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT DO OTHER STARS SAY?

    Speaking in 2018, porn star Ginger Banks said: "The way society looks at and treats porn stars makes us more depressed, it is hard to feel like we don’t belong or that we are second-class citizens."

    "I have suffered depression because of the way people view my job. That is the worst part of this job, the way people treat me because of what I do for a living," Banks added.

    As porn industry veteran Ela Darling told Market Watch in 2018: "It’s not like you can stop being a porn star and be a teacher."

    "And not being busy can lead to bad things."

  • Katie Balevic

    PORN STARS ARE 'SMACKED AROUND EMOTIONALLY'

    US-based porn star Odette Delacroix, 28, said: “Adult performers get smacked around emotionally – they get it from every angle even within the industry.

    "Plus, we’re all afraid to talk about any problems we have because it’s so competitive – if I say I’m depressed they’ll just use someone else.”

    She added: “I don’t know if porn makes people depressed or if people who are depressed are more likely to be drawn into the industry.”

    Odette revealed that bullying – both online and off – is a huge issue in the industry.

    She said: "There isn't a day in my career I haven't had abuse from someone either online or in person.

    "When my local high school found out about my career I was stripped of all my awards – they literally took my name off the wall."

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT DO BEHAVIORAL SCIENTISTS SAY?

    “When the camera is on, everybody is happy,” said behavioral scientist Gad Saad, a chair at the John Molson School of Business in Montreal, who studies the porn industry.

    “The problem is that the work dries up. The phone stops ringing, and they say, ‘Now what?’" Saad went on.

    "Porn stars aren’t the best at making a ‘what if’ plan for their future.”

  • Katie Balevic

    MIA KHALIFA: PORN 'TRAPS WOMEN'

    Mia Khalifa, once voted PornHub’s most-watched star retired from porn in 2015 and has subsequently spoken out about an industry which "preys on callow young women" and "traps women legally into contracts when they’re vulnerable".

    Lebanese-born Khalifa received death threats after filming a sex scene wearing a hijab. She claims ISIS shared images of her being beheaded, hacked her Instagram, and posted a picture of her flat online.

  • Katie Balevic

    RAYLIN JOY SPEAKS OUT ABOUT STIGMA OF PORN INDUSTRY

    "Sometimes the stigma that can come with porn is too much for some girls to handle," Raylin Joy continued.

    "Because it is not even the porn world that can really get to girls, it’s the bulls**t that girls can experience from the outside world.

    "People think they have this idea of porn and that if you are a girl who does it then you must be a little bit weird or something."

  • Katie Balevic

    ADULT PERFORMER SPEAKS TO THE SUN

    In September last year – following the death of porn star Zoe Parker aged just 24 – adult performer Raylin Joy told The Sun: "It is a very fast-paced career span, even if you are in it for a long time it is still very short.

    Joy, who worked as the adult performer Skin Diamond, added: "Because a lot of the new girls will pop up for a year or two maybe.

    "Unless they are the top girls of the industry, they just sort of disappear into obscurity."

  • Katie Balevic

    LATE DAKOTA SKYE WAS TROLLED ONLINE

    Dakota Skye's aunt Linda told The Sun that her niece had been trolled by other porn stars in the weeks before her death after she posed topless at a George Floyd mural.

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

    Speaking shortly after her niece's death, Linda added: "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse.

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

  • Katie Balevic

    INDUSTRY PRO: 'LOOK OUT FOR YOUR FRIENDS'

    James Bartholet works in the adult film industry and was a friend of Dakota Skye.

    He told The Sun: "A lot of girls in the industry are going through a lot of stuff. It's tough.

    "In the adult film industry, you receive a lot of praise. But you are also the target for a lot of harassment and unnecessary correspondence. 

    "Look out for your friends, you do not know what they are going through."

  • Katie Balevic

    SEVERAL STARS HAD TRAGIC DEATHS

    Both Dakota Skye and Dahlia Sky were popular porn stars with thousands of fans online.

    The two women join a growing list of young porn actors whose life turned tragic.

    That includes Olivia Lua who died in rehab in 2018 following a drug relapse; and January Seraph, who hanged herself that same year.

    Yuri Luv died of an accidental drug overdose in 2017 with pills by her bedside; Shyla Stylez passed away in her sleep a year later aged 35; and August Ames tragically took her own life in December 2017 at age 23.

    Olivia Nova died of a urinary infection that turned to deadly sepsis, Hollywood life reported in 2018.

  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA SKY DIED WEEKS AFTER DAKOTA SKYE

    The tragic death Dahlia Sky at the age of just 31 sparked an outpouring of grief from adult film stars, including Stormy Daniels.

    Her suspected suicide comes just weeks after fellow porn star Dakota Skye was found dead in a trailer aged 27.

    Dahlia Sky died at age 31Credit: Instagram
    Weeks earlier, Dakota Skye was found dead at age 27Credit: Instagram @dakotaskyex
  • Katie Balevic

    STARS' DEATHS CAUSE NEW SPECULATION OF PORN INDUSTRY

    It's an industry already blighted by accusations of "preying on young women" and "trapping them into contracts when they’re vulnerable".

    And now, following the deaths of two of its high profile stars, attention turns once again to the porn business and the life of its stars.

  • Katie Balevic

    SUICIDE HOTLINE

    If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA WAS FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

    During her career, she was named Female Performer of the Year.

    She also received a further nine nominations for her lead role in the film Bailey Blue Wide Open. This was just one of the 600 porn titles that she worked on.

    Credit: Instagram
  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA USED TO BE CALLED BAILEY BLUE

    The 31-year-old started her career in 2010, where she originally performed under the name Bailey Blue.

    However, she was forced to change it four years later after a clothing company reportedly trademarked it and sent her a cease and desist order.

    Her real name was Melissa Sims-Hayes.

  • Katie Balevic

    PERFORMERS PAY TRIBUTE TO DAHLIA SKY

    "I have not really known what to say about Dahlia Sky. She was a kind, sweet, energetic soul and so much fun," said performer Phoenix Askani.

    "Her loss is felt by so many and she is missed."

    "Another great entertainer gone too soon…" added Nicky Rebel.

  • Katie Balevic

    DIRECTOR GLENN KING REMEMBERED DAHLIA SKY

    Dahlia Sky had reportedly been battling cancer for several years and had posted about it on social media.

    "I’m really sad today about the passing of Dahlia Sky. I remember the day we shot her for MeanB*****s how everyone on set enjoyed being around her. RIP Dahlia," wrote director Glenn King.

  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA SKY REMEMBERED AS A 'BEAUTIFUL SOUL'

    Speaking about her challenging cancer battle, adult film producer Hans told the outlet: "During her last year, I spoke to her several times about life. It was not an easy ride for her.

    "This will take a long time to get over, if it's even possible. Dahlia Sky, you beautiful soul, you funny, complicated, and warm-hearted friend! I am going to miss you so much."

  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA SKY DIED IN APPARENT SUICIDE

    Sky, 31, was battling stage four breast cancer prior to her death, reportedly leading to her suffering from depression.

    Police believe that that Sky shot herself in a car in what they described as a "potential suicide," according to Adult Video News.

    Her body was found in a car in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, on June 30.  

    LAPD detective Dave Peteque told the outlet that suicide is "what the investigation is leaning towards, and there's no evidence at this time that there's any foul play."

  • Katie Balevic

    STORMY DANIELS REMEMBERED DAHLIA SKY FONDLY AND DONATED TO HER GOFUNDME

    Stormy Daniels appears to have donated to Sky's GoFundMe, writing: "I'm so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful and fond memories of her."

    The adult film star who alleged she had an affair with Donald Trump, had earlier called Sky "one of my absolute favorites" in a tweet.

    She wrote: "I had the opportunity to direct many many talented performers during my time with Wicked.

    "Dahlia Sky was one of my absolute favorites. She was also a friend. I am heartbroken to hear of her passing.

    "She is the third death I've learned of in the last 24 hours. Life is so fragile."

  • Katie Balevic

    'JUST GOT TESTED'

    Last month Sky posted a selfie to Twitter, writing: "Just got tested."

    Credit: Dahlia Sky/Twitter
  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA SHARED ABOUT HER CANCER

    In March, Dahlia wrote: "I love @webmasterjoe because he understood how difficult going through cancer is.

    "I posted on IG that I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. He was so kind and invited me to stay at his house.

    "I am battling this cancer every day and he has been nothing but supportive."

  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA SKY'S GOFUNDME

    A GoFundMe was set up by Dahlia's mom to help with funeral expenses. The page said Sky "was homeless and living in her car in Northridge."

    It adds: "She was found in her car shot in the head. The detective said it was an apparent suicide.

    "We need help with her final expenses, she had no money of her own. Any amount you could possibly give would be very appreciated."

  • Katie Balevic

    DAHLIA SKY WAS 'LIVING IN HER CAR' PRIOR TO DEATH

    Porn star Dahlia Sky was homeless and living in her car when she was found dead in a suspected suicide, according to her mother.

    The adult film star was found dead with a gunshot wound after Twitter posts revealed her breast cancer battle.

    Dahlia's real name was Melissa Sims-Hayes.

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