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Sky McCole Bartusiak Dies
An official cause of death for Bartusiak has yet to be revealed. However, her mother, Helen McCole Bartusiak, has said she’d been suffering from epileptic seizures. "We lost our girl," her mother told CNN. "She was a kind and really beautiful girl."
“We think she had a seizure and choked and nobody was there,” her mother added. “[Paramedics] were working on her for 45 minutes and could not get a heartbeat. I’ve done CPR on that kid more than one time and it just didn’t work this time.”
In 2000’s The Patriot, Bartusiak played the youngest daughter of Mel Gibson’s character, Revolutionary War militia hero Benjamin Martin. She also appeared on the big screen in Don’t Say a Word, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Boogeyman. »
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 […] »
Episodes: 10 (half-hour)
TV show dates: March 6, 2014 -- May 8, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This multi-camera comedy follows the chaotic life of a fictional version of George Lopez. He's a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur who's caught between two cultures.
George struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife, Mackenzie (Jenn Lyon), and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother, Alma Lopez (Olga Merediz).
News and notes spanning the TV globe:
- Former "Happy Endings" star Casey Wilson has signed on to star in "Marry Me," a comedy pilot from the former show's creator -- and Wilson's real-life fiance -- David Caspe. The show centers on a newly engaged couple who start to feel the weight of the commitment they just made. Wilson, incidentally, is writing another comedy pilot for NBC with June Diane Raphael.
- "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" creator Nanatchka Khan has landed a new pilot at ABC. "Fresh Off the Boat," based on a memoir by Eddie Huang, follows a Taiwanese-American family that immigrates to 1990s Orlando and the culture clash that follows.
- FX has set the series premiere for "Saint George," a multi-camera comedy starring George Lopez, Jenn Lyon, David Zayas and Danny Trejo. The sitcom will follow George, a working-class Mexican-American who has become a successful entrepreneur, »
4 items from 2014
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