The child star was best known for her role as Mel Gibson‘s daughter in the Revolutionary War epic from 2000
Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played
“We are all shocked and heartbroken over Skye’s passing,” Bartusiak’s manager Joe Borrasso said in a statement given to TheWrap. “Aside from being incredibly talented, Skye was a beautiful and loving person who will be greatly missed. We ask everybody to respect the family’s privacy during this most difficult time of grieving.”
Born in Houston in 1992, Bartusiak made her acting debut in the television miniseries “Storm of the Century” in 1999.
That same year she appeared in the TV series “JAG,” as well as the Oscar-winning film “The Cider House Rules,” according to her IMDB page.
Bartusiak also had roles on the TV shows “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “24,” and “Lost.”
Fellow child star
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The actress’ cause of death was not immediately known. She was 21.
Watch the clip below of Bartusiak in “The Patriot.”