Is Dawn Lyn Still Alive?

By Muhan Poudel | Updated on June 28, 2023
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    The 60s acting child icon Dawn Lyn retired from her acting at a very tender age. Since then, her whereabouts and other information like if she is dead or alive confuse people a lot.

    Hence, this article is here to clear all the confusion and help us know about Dawn’s status in 2023.

    Dawn’s Profile Summary

    Full NameDawn Lyn
    Date of BirthJanuary 11, 1963
    Age60 as of 2023
    Status as of 2023Alive and Healthy
    ProfessionReal Estate
    Marital StatusMarried to W. John Reese
    Current ResidenceHawaii

    Is Dawn Lyn Still Alive?

    Definitely, she is still alive in 2023. The former child actress and teen idol of the 1960s is healthy and is doing very well in her life. Strongly dancing her way through her 60s, Lyn’s alive status really fills the heart of her admirers.

    Dawn Lyn is alive in 2023
    Yes, Dawn Lyn is still alive in 2023

    However, in 2022 something tragic happened in her life that impacted her deeply. Let us find out what happened.

    Dawn Underwent A Brain Surgery; Falling Into Coma

    In 2022, Dawn underwent brain surgery that hospitalized her and worried a lot of fans and her relatives. She was 59 years old when her brain tumor got worse and had to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

    After finishing the surgery, she further fell into a coma for a month caused by bacterial meningitis, fighting for her life.

    Dawn underwent a brain surgery in 2022
    Lyn suffered a brain tumor and underwent brain surgery and fell into a coma

    Apparently, she did not want anyone to know about her brain tumor and surgery. Her blood-brother Leif Garrett told TMZ:

    “My sister, Dawn, never wanted anyone to know about the surgery. Since it has been leaked on social media, I would really appreciate everyone’s understanding that it has already been a difficult time having lost both of our parents and a cousin recently. Please just keep my sister in your thoughts and prayers and respect our family’s privacy. Thank you”

    Worrying about her condition, one of Dawn’s former co-stars also wrote about her:

    “Just found out my little TV Sis’, DAWN LYN (Dodie), is in a COMA and fighting for her life. She had surgery recently to remove a brain tumor. Please pray for her to have a swift and full recovery. I took Dawn out to lunch a couple of months ago. We had a great time reminiscing about our MTS days. Dawn is one of the nicest human beings I have ever known. Thoughts and prayers also go out to her husband, John, at this time. This is devastating news!”

    Dawn Recovered And Is Healthy In 2023

    Dawn, who fell into a coma in late 2022 entered 2023 in a healthy state with frequent hospitalized monitoring.

    To celebrate Lyn’s recovery and to share the good news, her other co-star Tina Cole gave a happy statement. She said:

    “I saw a call coming in from her number and I expected it to be her husband John calling – he usually does, I was in an indoor soccer game for my grandson and I could hardly hear. I stepped outside and was stunned. I heard her voice. It was raspy, but it was her. I just said, ‘Dawn, is that really you?’ She said, ‘Yes, it’s really me.’ The tears just came. I was in shock. And it was just so wonderful. I couldn’t believe it.”

    Thankfully, Lyn recovered and is today living a tumor-free life.

    What Is Dawn Lyn Doing In 2023?

    As of 2023, Lyn is involved in the real estate business. After moving away from her acting career in 1978 and owning a boutique store in San Francisco, the former actress has not officially stated if she will act again soon. But, she also has not revealed the fact that the doors are closed.

    Dawn retired from acting at age 15
    Dawn is a retired actress and is now involved in real estate

    So, she is hoping for an opportunity soon. She also rides bikes and loves reading. Along with spending time hiking and camping, she still is a happy 60-year-old with a young soul.

    Where Is Dawn Residing In 2023?

    Reports suggest Dawn is currently living in Hawaii after her husband got a well-paid job. Lyn also spends a lot of time visiting Los Angeles.