John 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.
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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' 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.
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"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.