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'The Patriot' Star

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Dead at 21

7/19/2014 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0719-skye-getty-01update_graphic_red_bar1:00 PM PST: Skye reportedly had been suffering from seizures and on Saturday morning her boyfriend came home and found her sitting up in bed in her parents converted garage.  The family believes she had a seizure and choked to death.
update-grey-gray-barSkye McCole Bartusiak -- who played Mel Gibson's daughter in the 2000 hit movie, "The Patriot" -- is dead.

We do not know the cause of death. We're told Skye died at her home in Texas Saturday.

Skye was only 7 when she starred opposite Mel in the historical war film.



Skye starred in only one other movie in recent years -- "Sick Boy." Other than that she had roles in various short films.

Sources say Skye struggled after doing "The Patriot" ... trying to establish a foot print in Hollywood, but it was largely a frustrating and unsuccessful experience.

We’re told police found her dead in the garage apartment behind her home around 9AM Saturday. Right now, no foul play is suspected and it’s being treated as a natural causes death -- pending autopsy results.

Law enforcement sources tells us ... there are no "obvious signs" she took her own life ... however, our sources say toxicology reports could change their operating theory.

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traitorwithinme    

Gosh insensitive article. This isnt journalism. Just a smut website. Don't know why I come here anymore

104 days ago
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Bwoy dem    

Incredibly sad... that scene me had me blubbering like a little kid when i first saw it.

104 days ago
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Hera    

Nice research. She was in one other movie? How about a few unknown films as, the cider house rules, riding in cars with boys and boogeyman

104 days ago
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Zip    

God bless.

104 days ago
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Bronxbomber84    

Tmz you're site is such a joke. Do you even do research or just have one of your fat world or Warcraft playing douchebag writers just post on impulse. Try getting some class and maybe then you'll get respect.

104 days ago
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ms.b    

R.I.P to the victim. To the family I will be keeping you in my prayers. Stay strong and God bless you.

104 days ago
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Greg    

Wow sad news. 21 is too young. The Patriot was a great movie.

104 days ago
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blackmailthem    

So young, beautiful, so sad,sorry to hear..

104 days ago
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Timmy Time    

WHO CARES! Ppl die everyday

104 days ago
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Timmy Time    

Who cares!!!

104 days ago
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The Del Rubio Triplets    

I loved her as a child actress this is tragic. Anyone else that says who cares is a heartless douche

104 days ago
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princesstimberlake    

Illuminati claims another sacrifice just shameful. Poor girl.

104 days ago
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LCMB    

I see TMZ once again has rushed to report breaking news...without knowing what it is they have to report.

104 days ago
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BamaFan38    

Heath Ledger played his son in the same movie. Unfortunate that two of the kids in the movie have passed.

104 days ago
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babycakes    

I think she was in The Boogyman too. So sad RIP beautiful

104 days ago
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