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Overview (3)

Born in Houston, Texas, USA
Died in Houston, Texas, USA  (accidental drug overdose)
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Skye McCole Bartusiak was born on September 28, 1992 in Houston, Texas, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Don't Say a Word (2001), The Patriot (2000) and Love Comes Softly (2003). She died on July 19, 2014 in Houston.

Trivia (32)

Enjoyed singing, gymnastics, and horseback riding.
Studied guitar.
Had a Maltese named Pippa, which she adopted in April 2001. It is named after her character in Storm of the Century (1999).
Younger sister of Stephen Dylan Bartusiak.
Played the young Charlie McGee in the TV sequel to Firestarter (1984), a role originated by Drew Barrymore, her co-star in Riding in Cars with Boys (2001).
Was fluent in Spanish (Latin American).
Owned a Charlie's Angels (2000) doll signed by her Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) co-star Drew Barrymore.
Was friends with her Don't Say a Word (2001) and Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) co-star Brittany Murphy.
Her Don't Say a Word (2001) co-star Conrad Goode taught her how to play blackjack and poker.
Was friends with fellow actress Hallee Hirsh, whom she met at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Acted alongside Hilary Swank in the play "The Miracle Worker", written by William Gibson. [March 2003]
Was named after the Isle of Skye, in Scotland.
Made her own purses, which she took to premieres and other events.
Did all of her own stunts in Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002).
Her favorite character that she has played was Susan in The Patriot (2000).
According to a December episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), her best childhood friend, Spencer Breslin, gave her paper clips and stationery as a Christmas gift.
Was a talented singer.
Was friends with fellow actors Abigail Breslin and Spencer Breslin.
Her inspiration is her mother, Helen McCole Bartusiak, who is an acting coach.
Appearing in the role of Helen Keller, in William Gibson's play, The Wonderful World of Disney: The Miracle Worker (2000). [March 2003]
Her father is of Polish descent.
On July 19, 2014, McCole Bartusiak was found dead in her apartment behind her parents' Houston home. Her mother told CNN and the Associated Press that the actress was found by her boyfriend, sitting up in her bed; she began CPR on her daughter before paramedics arrived, who then worked "for 45 minutes" to no avail. Helen McCole Bartusiak said Skye "had been healthy and did not drink or do drugs", and had recently been suffering from epileptic seizures and that this likely played a role in her death.
She died on the same day as "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files" star James Garner.
Had directed 2 film shorts and was in the stages of directing her first feature at the time of her death.
When she was younger, she made short films starring her dog Pippa.
Shared a birthday with fellow Houston native Hilary Duff, who was born 5 years earlier..
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences ruled that McCole's death was accidental. The "combined toxic effects of hydrocodone and difluoroethane with carisoprodol" were listed as the main cause of death. Difluoroethane is commonly found in computer duster aerosol spray cans and is sometimes used in huffing. [October 2014]
Her mother, Helen McCole Bartusiak, passed away on May 22, 2015.
Her parents met in the theatre. Her father was a scenic designer and her mother was a dancer.
Graduated from Laurel Springs High School in 2010.
Favorite movies were The Princess Bride, Walk the Line, and The Insider.
At the time of her death she had two dogs, Milo and Tex.

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm looking for a Santa Claus movie because I know the real Santa, and I bet I can get him to do it.
It's a lot easier for grown-ups, for kids on set, it's always, `Go to school, go to school.'
There are lots of people I'd like to work with. It would be fun to be in a movie with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
My parents met in the theatre and I thought that was so romantic. My dad was a scenic designer and my mom was a dancer, and that's how they met, they met in the theatre. And I thought, yes!, I get to be like my mom and my dad.

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