Mel Gibson’s Movie Daughter’s Death: Cause Revealed

Published on October 14, 2014. Updated October 30, 2014
Photo by Peter Brooker / Rex

Skye McCole Bartusiak, who is best known for her role as Mel Gibson’s youngest daughter in the 2000 hit film, The Patriot, died suddenly in her sleep at her home in Texas in July.

At the time, the 21-year old’s death was unexpected and her mother told press that her daughter was healthy and did not drink or do drugs, now the tragedy has been officially ruled an accidental overdose.

According to the the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, “The exact cause of death is an accident due to the combined effects of hydrocodone and difluoroethane with carisoprodol.”

Her mother had stated that her daughter had been having epileptic seizures before her death, which could explain the mixture of drugs causing her death.

Hydrocodone is used as a pain killer, carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant whereas difluoroethane is an inhalant, often found in household products, that can be utilized for getting high.

After her death, Skye’s family held a memorial service in which many friends and family remembered the wonderful person she was, “She lit up the room. Skye’s ability to engage people emotionally was exceptional,” her father stated.

The young star’s sudden death is the second for The Patriot family cast, Heath Ledger, who played Bartusiak’s older brother in the film, died in 2008 from a lethal dosage of prescription drug intake.

Also Check Out: 11 Popular Stars Who Died Before 35 In The Past 20 Years

General Hospital Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

General Hospital Spoilers

General Hospital Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

Young And The Restless Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

The Young and the Restless

Young And The Restless Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

Emmys 2021: Red Carpet Hits & Misses

Emmys

Emmys 2021: Red Carpet Hits & Misses

Days Of Our Lives Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

Days of Our Lives

Days Of Our Lives Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

Bold And The Beautiful Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

Bold and the Beautiful

Bold And The Beautiful Spoilers For The Next Two Weeks (September 20 – October 1, 2021)

HBO Max Released First Clips From SATC Revival At The 2021 Emmys

Sex And The City

HBO Max Released First Clips From SATC Revival At The 2021 Emmys

Do you want to see more senior-focused storylines in soap operas? 

We Weigh In: Are Senior Storylines The Next Great Soap Opera Goldmine? 

Soap Operas

We Weigh In: Are Senior Storylines The Next Great Soap Opera Goldmine? 

Soap Opera Spoilers For Friday, September 24, 2021

soap opera spoilers

Soap Opera Spoilers For Friday, September 24, 2021

Soap Opera Spoilers For Thursday, September 23, 2021

soap opera spoilers

Soap Opera Spoilers For Thursday, September 23, 2021

X
- Click Here to Close Menu -