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Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dead At 21

The actress was best-known for her 2000 role as the youngest daughter in The Patriot.

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Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak died Saturday at her home in Houston, her mother said Sunday.

“We lost our girl,” Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN.

Investigators have not determined a cause of death. Bartusiak had been suffering from epileptic seizures in recent days, according to her mother.

Bartusiak's boyfriend found her sitting up in her bed in the garage apartment adjacent to her parents’ Houston home, her mother said. “We think she had a seizure and choked and nobody was there.”


The actress also appeared in Against the Ropes (2004), Boogeyman (2005), Pineapple (2008), American Primitive (2009), and Good Day for It (2011).

She had many TV appearances, including roles in 24, Lost, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and CSI.

Watch Bartusiak's incredible performance in The Patriot here:

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