‘The Patriot’ Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dies at 21

Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played the daughter of Mel Gibson in the 2000 film “The Patriot, died on Saturday. She was 21.

The cause of death is unknown but she reportedly died in her sleep at her Texas home.

Bartusiak appeared in several films as a child actor including “The Cider House Rules” in 1999 and “Don’t Say a Word” opposite Michael Douglas.

She was also featured in popular TV shows such as “24,” “Lost” and “House M.D.”

Born in Texas, the actress most recently produced and starred in several short films.

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  1. Jacqueline says:

    I was just watching Loves Comes Softly for the umpteenth time yesterday. So sad.

  2. Piera says:

    I am always sad to hear that someone so young is gone too soon ,my condolences to her family .Piera

  3. J Schwille says:

    One of the best girls and optimistic people I will ever have the pleasure of meeting

  4. jackie says:

    For ever young for ever near ♡

  5. Michael says:

    She was too young to die. She had a long life ahead of her and for to leave this world that young is sad. Now she will be forever 21 years old.

  6. DeDe says:

    So sad for her and her family she left behind. It’s hard for everyone when someone dies, but even harder when it’s someone young.

  7. Stephen S. says:

    I remember her from 24. She was the little girl Kim was watching over and ran away with from her abusive dad (Billy Burke). That’s sad. RIP :(

  8. Such heartbreaking news to hear of another young life, gone too soon..My prayers are for her family and friends..May she soar with the angels..O:)

  9. Kevin says:

    So sad to see somebody go at such a young age. Thoughts and hopes to her family…

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