‘Patriot’ Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dead At 21

Skye McCole Bartusiak, the child actor who played Mel Gibson’s daughter in the movie The Patriot, passed away this weekend at the age of 21.

According to the USA Today, Bartusiak passed away at her home in Houston on Saturday. A cause of death has not been determined but her mother, Helen McCole Bartusiak, said that she had been suffering from epileptic seizures in recent days.

Helen said: “We lost our girl. She was a kind and really beautiful girl.” Bartusiak appeared in movies like Cider House Rules and Don’t Say A Word but most people know her as the little girl in Mel Gibson’s The Patriot. 

Bartusiak’s passing had many people mourning on Twitter, including several of her former co-stars and friends like Michael Welch and Abigail Breslin.

Because of Skye’s age, some people assumed that her death was in some way related to drugs or alcohol. Breslin was quick to shoot down those rumors.

Breslin also posted a photo of her and Skye together as children.

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