Debbie Wahlberg was the sister of American actor, producer, director and rapper Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg. She was mainly known linked with the name of her brother.
Debbie Wahlberg born Deborah Ellen Wahlberg was one of the 9 children born to Alma Elaine (Nee Donnelly), a bank clerk, and her husband, Donald Edmond Wahlberg, a former delivery driver. she was born on the 8th July, 1960 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts and she grew up in a large family. Derbie’s father is of the Irish and Swedish descent while her mother belongs to English, Irish and French Canadian ancestry. While growing up, Debbie’s parents separated and as a result, she had to share her time between two parents.
She is the sister of Mark Wahlberg but she came into fame for reasons that hurt the Wahlberg family. The entire family was a well known one, mostly for their reality TV show called The Wahlburgers. The family was making a lot of impact on the entertainment industry and Mark was making most of the headlines. Looking more into her family, Donald, her father started out as an actor who became famous for the movie Southie. He has also served in the army during the Korean War. As per reports, he passed away on the 14th of February, 2008.
However, tragedy struck when Debbie passed away all of a sudden. This was extremely challenging for the Wahlberg’s to take in. Debbie was a much loved member of the family and she still remains a big part of their life.
Debbie passed away on the 2nd of September, 2003 when she was only 43. While it started out as a beautiful day after Mark welcomed his first child, his sister lost her life and it became more impactful for him in particular. Mark describes him as the best and the worst day of his life after he heard the news of Debbie’s death after the birth of his child Ella Rae.
Funeral and cause of Death
Deborah Donelly Wahlberg passed away on the 2nd of September, 2003. She lost her life when she was just 43. A stone inside her kidney was suspected in Boston, Massachusetts. Debbie Wahlberg suffered from a heart attack while her brother, Mark Wahlberg was celebrating his daughter’s birthday. The incident of a heart attack was the main cause of Debbie Wahlberg’s death. It has also been discovered that she lost her life from an infection while she was in the hospital to remove those suspected kidney stones.