The Wahlberg name surely rings a bell but maybe that of Debbie Wahlberg wouldn’t be as popular as that of her other relatives. The family is popular for its reality TV show Wahlburgers. The death of Debbie was one that took the family unawares and shook them to their roots. Debbie was the seventh of her parents’ nine (officially known) children and the names of her siblings are Arthur Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg. Lets find out more about this family and the tragic demise of Debbie
Debbie Wahlberg’s Family Members
There really isn’t much information about Debbie Wahlberg as she lived a quiet life and kept her personal life and relationships away from the media. People only came to know about her because of her brothers — Mark and Donnie Wahlberg — who are famous stars in Hollywood. Let’s get to know a little detail about her family members.
Donald Walberg is the father of Debbie Wahlberg born on May 8, 1930. He was an actor popularly known for Southie (1998). Donald served in the army during the Korean War. He died on February 14, 2008. The exact number of his children still remains a mystery. The Wahlberg children were known to be nine, but three more persons have surfaced with claims of being his children from another marriage and they are Scott Wahlberg, Buddy Wahlberg, and a lady, Donna Wahlberg.
Alma Wahlberg was born as Alma Macpeak on May 6, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the mother of Debbie Wahlberg and her other siblings but she is best known as the mother of Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg. She also co-owns the Wahlburger Restaurant Chain and is a main cast member of the family reality TV show ”Wahlburgers”.
Arthur is the oldest of the Wahlberg brothers. He is the third of the nine children and is a carpenter by profession who specializes in remodeling. Arthur has also done some acting too and claims the bragging rights as being the first Wahlberg to venture into acting.
Paul was born on March 20, 1964. He is a chef, an actor and a reality TV star. Besides being a chef, Paul has also appeared in films such as Max Payne and The Happening. He owns a restaurant called Alma Nove, which reflects the love the boys have for their mother. He is also a co-owner of the Wahlburgers.
Jim was born shortly after his brother, Paul. He works with Mark in setting up events and functions across the US to help support the less privileged like the local boys and girls club of Dorchester where they also spent time as kids. He resides outside South Florida with his wife and children.
Robert was born on December 18, 1967. He is also an actor and has appeared in films like Southie, The Departed and Mystic River.
Donnie was born on August 17, 1969, He is the eighth of the nine children. Donnie is a songwriter, a record and film producer as well as an actor. He has featured in movies such as The Sixth Sense, Righteous Kill, Dreamcatcher and also he has featured in the drama series Blue Bloods as Danny Reagan.
Mark is the youngest of the nine children. He was born June 5, 1972. He is an actor, producer, former model, rapper, songwriter and businessman. He featured in films such as Planet of the Apes and The Italian Job. He is also a co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain.
Just like their sister Debbie, there is no personal information about Tracey Wahlberg and Michelle Wahlberg available.
Debbie Wahlberg’s Sad Death
Debbie Wahlberg died on September 2, 2003, at the age of 43. She gave up on the same day her brother, Mark welcomed his first baby. The actor describes that day as the best and the worst day of his life as he heard the news of his sisters’ death while he was celebrating the birth of his first child, Ella Rae Wahlberg.
Debbie was being treated for kidney stones in Boston. Sources have it that she had a heart attack which was caused by septic shock, there were also revelations that there was an infection in her bloodstream which ultimately led to her death. Her demise was very painful to the family especially Mark, who will be reminded of it whenever he celebrates his daughter’s birthday.