Skye McCole Bartusiak, who was best known for her role portraying Mel Gibson‘s youngest daughter in The Patriot, died today at the age of 21. No cause of death was given.

Bartusiak was a stage, screen and TV actress. She had a recurring role as Megan Matheson in the show 24 and did guest star appearances in CSI, Lost, Touched by An Angel and George Lopez television shows. She started acting in 1999 with the ABC mini-series Storm of the Century. When she was 8 years old, she was in the movie Riding in Cars with Boys. She died in her Houston home at 9 AM Saturday.

Steve Jeffers
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Its just so hard to believe...I think the scene when she was so sweet and innocent with...
Anonymous
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Love and miss you always
BH
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I remember watching Skye in "Storm of the Century" and she was the gullible Pippa Hatcher who...

skyemccolebartusiak_1220918245A family spokesperson called her “a brave and caring young woman” who “is deeply missed by her family and friends.” In addition, the young actress was in the movies Don’t Say A Word in 2001, and the Oscar-nominated The Cider House Rules in 1999.

She also was the only child on the frontier role in the Hallmark movie Love Comes Softly. In 2012, she starred in the feature Sick Boy. Since then, she had done a series of short films. On stage, she appeared in the play The Miracle Worker in 2003 with Hillary Swank. So young. Condolences to her family and friends.