Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Found Dead at 21

Skye McCole BatrusiakSkye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson’s youngest daughter in “The Patriot” was found dead. She was only 21 years old.

The actress died in her sleep Saturday at her home in Texas. According to Variety, the cause of her death is still unknown.

Skye produced and acted in both movies and television shows. Before acting in “The Patriot” in 2000 (when she was 7 years old), Skye appeared in “The Cider House Rules”.

She also was in “Don’t Say a World” and “Boogeyman”. “24”, “Lost”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and “House M.D.” were some of the television shows Skye made appearances in.

She was good friends with one of her co-stars, Brittany Murphy, who also died at a young age. The two were in “Riding in Cars with Boys” together. Her co-star in “The Patriot”, Heath Ledger, is another actor who passed at a young age.

A spokesperson for Skye’s family described her as “a brave and caring young woman” who will be “deeply missed by her family and friends”, Deadline reported.



  1. Nicola Gossips

    July 21, 2014 at 2:39 am

    No disrespect, but you know it’s a slow week in gossip when. . .

  2. GigiOnThat

    July 21, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Oh wow, so sad

  3. twanatells

    July 21, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Wow this is sad RIP

  4. ToniPayne Pop Culture Updates

    July 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    oh wow.. may she RIP

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