Skye McCole

PASSINGS: Skye McCole Bartusiak

PASSINGS: Skye McCole Bartusiak

Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21, an actress who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in a garage apartment at her parents' Houston home, her mother said Sunday.

Helen Bartusiak told the Associated Press that she tried futilely to resuscitate her daughter Saturday. She said the actress had been healthy and did not drink or do drugs and the family did not yet know a cause of death.

Skye McCole Bartusiak was born Sept. 28, 1992, in Houston. She made her acting debut in the television miniseries "Storm of the Century" in 1999 and also had a role on "24" in the 2002-2003 season.

She made her film debut in the...

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