Who was Debbie Wahlberg?
Born Deborah Ellen Wahlberg on the 8th July 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts USA, she was a sister of the famous comedian, actor, producer, businessman, a former model, rapper, and songwriter, Mark Wahlberg. Debbie remained out of the spotlight for much of her life, never embracing the glitz and glamour which the Wahlberg family enjoys. She passed away in 2003.
Early Life, Parents, Education
Debbie was born the seventh child of Donald Wahlberg, who worked as a delivery driver, and his wife Alma Wahlberg, recognized for her work as a bank clerk, and nurse’s aide. Her mother is also known as co-owner of the Wahlburger Restaurant Chain, and as a main cast member of the family reality TV show ”Wahlburgers”. Debbie’s parents divorced in 1982 and two years later, her mother Alma remarried to Mark Conroy. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information about Debbie’s early life and her education, as she kept most of her personal details hidden from the public eye.
Debbie’s oldest brother is Arthur Wahlberg, born on the 17th June 1963; he is an actor, reality TV star, and carpenter as well, known to the world for appearing in such films as “Milkweed” in 2013, and “In My Mind”, the same year. He also starred in the comedy film “The Rude, the Mad, and the Funny”, among other roles.
Next in line were Paul and Jim; Paul is also an actor, reality star and a chef, owning his own restaurant called Alma Nove. Paul featured in such films as “Max Payne” (2008), and “The Happening” (2008), while he is also a star of the TV reality series “Wahlburgers”. Jim is more focused on philanthropy rather than being involved in family businesses, having toured with his brother Mark in support of less privileged children. He is a devoted husband and father, living with his wife and children in South Florida. There is no information about Debbie’s sisters, Tracey and Michelle. So, let’s look into the lives of more successful members of the Wahlberg family.
Robert came to the world on the 18th December 1967; following his brothers into the entertainment world, he has also featured in several successful films, making his debut in the 1998 film “Southie”, then appearing in the film “The Exchange” in 2000. In 2001 he starred next to Jeff Bridges in the thriller drama film “Scenes of the Crime”, while in 2002 he had a minor role in the romantic drama film “Moonlight Mile”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon. He continued his acting career in such popular films as “Mystic River” (2003), “Gone Baby Gone” (2007), “Contraband” (2012) – starring his brother Mark – and “The Equalizer” in 2014.
Donnie Wahlberg was born on the 17th August 1969 and is the second youngest child; he has devoted his life to music, and film as well, and is best known to the world as the founding member of the popular boy band New Kids on the Block. Outside of music, Donnie has featured in such films as “The Sixth Sense”, the “Saw” franchise, and is the lead character in the TV drama series “Blue Bloods”, among many other roles.
Mark, the youngest of the Wahlberg was born on the 5th June 1972; he is a musician, producer, and actor, known for his roles in such films as “Transformers” franchise, “Max Payne” (2008), “The Italian Job” (2003), and “Planet of the Apes”, among many other roles. He is also an accomplished musician, starting the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, with whom he has released two studio albums “Music for the People” (1991), and “You Gotta Believe”. In his teen years, Mark was also a part of the New Kids on the Block boy band with his brother Donnie, but left the group after just a few months.
Debbie Wahlberg Career and Net Worth
Debbie spent her life away from the cameras, not wanting to be involved in show business. She led a quiet life, and as a result, there is no information as to what she did for a living. This also stands for her net worth, as the sources are yet to determine how rich Debbie Wahlberg was, at the time of her death.
Do You Know Cause of Debbie’s Death?
In her last year of life, Debbie had problems with her kidneys; according to doctor’s reports, she had stones in her kidneys, which demanded an operation. The procedure was scheduled at a Boston clinic on the 2nd September 2003; it was just a routine operation, but mid-way went wrong as Debbie suffered septic shock and another infection in her bloodstream, leading to her death. Debbie passed away the same day Mark Wahlberg’s daughter, Ella Rae was born.