‘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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