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Touched By an Angel star dies at 47

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Wow, he was very young. I started watching this show halfway through the show's run.


"Touched by an Angel" star John Dye
CBSJohn Dye, best known as the angel of death Andrew on "Touched By an Angel," has died. He was 47.



The actor died Monday from a heart attack in San Francisco, his brother, Jerre Dye, told The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal.


Born in Mississippi, Dye majored in theater at the University of Memphis. He made his film debut in 1984's "Making the Grade," which filmed in the Memphis area, before moving to Los Angeles.



In 1995, he landed the role of Andrew on CBS's "Touched By an Angel." Originally a recurring role, Dye was promoted to regular by the third season. He remained on the series until its end in 2003.




"Dear, sweet John Dye, rest in peace," "Angel" co-star Valerie Bertinelli tweeted.



Dye's other credits include guest spots on "Murder, She Wrote" and "Promised Land," and the films "Modern Girls," "The Perfect Weapon," and "Sioux City." His last role was in 2007's "Fist of the Warrior."



Besides Jerre, Dye is survived by his other brother Jamey; his father, James; and his grandmother, Irene Duvall.

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pinklipstick2

Jan 13 @ 8:16PM  
I like that show and he was good as the angel of death .
PinkToeNails

Jan 13 @ 8:16PM  
I read this earlier... didn't know who he was but all I can say is that he was entirely too young! And he died of a heart attack! He was only 2 years older than me!
Wordsofwit

Jan 13 @ 8:57PM  
It is always sad to see someone die so young.

I had never heard of him. Being honest, I don't know if "Touched By an Angel" was a movie or TV show...I had never heard of the guy. Anyway, thanks for posting.
sugarnspice005

Jan 14 @ 10:43AM  
That is tragic. And only 2 years older than me!!!
casuallylooking

Jan 14 @ 12:30PM  
I read this earlier...I liked him as the character he played, even if he was the angel of death. I still watch the reruns sometimes.
He was way too young to die...may he rest in peace.
lunanegra

Jan 14 @ 3:11PM  
When I didnt know any better I watched this show; had a little crush on him. Sucks.

Pardon my irreverence, but...Dye..Die? And since he played the angel of death, did he see himself before he went?

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