Skye McCole Bartusiak has died. One of her first roles was in The Patriot, which starred actor Mel Gibson. She died on Saturday and she was just twenty one years old.
TMZ and Variety reported on July 19, 2014, that McCole Bartusiak was found dead in a “garage apartment” behind her Texas home. Variety staff said she “died in her sleep”; TMZ reported that no foul play is suspected, pending the results of toxicology tests.
She also appeared in The Cider House Rules’, ‘Don’t Say a Word’, House, 24 and Lost reportedly died in her seep at her Texas home.
At seven years old she had been chosen to play the daughter of Gibson Susan, in the hit movie about the American Revolutionary War. She said that the part she played opposite Gibson was her favorite.