(PCM) Actress Skye Bartusiak was about direct her first feature film at only 21 years of age. Sadly the young actress died in her Texas apartment behind her parents home of natural causes.
Skye McCole Bartusiak
The exact cause is yet to be determined but according to her mother she had recently been suffering from epileptic episodes which may have caused her to choke to death.
Skye was found by her boyfriend sitting up in bed. He alerted Skye’s mother. She in turn performed CPR until paramedics arrived. They worked in vain for 45 minutes. Skye apparently died in her sleep.
Skye Bartusiak as Susan Martin in the Patriot (2000)
Skye’s career started as a child actress without suffering the pitfalls other childhood actors stumbled upon. Skye’s first film was The Cider House Rules in 1999, however her most notable role was in the 2000 feature film, The Patriot. She played the part of lead actor Mel Gibson’s daughter Susan Martin.