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John Dye

Born: 1963-01-31 - Died: 2011-01-10
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack


Death Summary: Dye was found dead in his home, from an apparent heart attack.

Who was John Dye : John Dye is famous for playing the Angel of Death, Andrew, on the nine season spanning show, Touched by an Angel. Dye's career began in 1984, with his last performance in 2007.

Dye was born in Amory, Mississippi, one of three sons. Dye caught the acting bug in high school, after playing Friedrich von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Originally he went to college to become a civil rights lawyer, but then decided to study drama.

His acting career began in 1984, while attending college in Memphis. A Judd Nelson film called Making the Grade was shooting there, and Dye landed his first role as 'Skip'. During the rest of the 80's, Dye would appear in a few films. Starring in the 1987 college comedy, Campus Man. His most notable gig was in 1989, where he appeared in the cult martial arts classic - Best of the Best.

In the 90's, Dye made the switch from movies to television. This turned out to be a fruitful decision, as he obtained a role in the nine season spanning Touched by an Angel, playing the angel of death.
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  1. Karen S. Says:

    I loved watching Touched By an Angel,and am now enjoying the re runs. I was surprised to hear that John passed..but as he played his role in TBAA im sure he became closer to GOD..so I, as a believer am sure he is sitting at GODs feet at this present time.

  2. annie webb Says:

    I will always remember you had such beautiful kind energy. One scene in TBAA” My Dinner With Andrew” the character Kate told Andrew he.” looked like love”. I always remember that scene to this day and thinking that was one of the most beautiful moments. The writer must have known you off set very well.I watch the Christmas movies,all your movies and guest appearances,Jack’s Place,Tour of Duty….I would love to have seen you in the play,”Love Letters” that you did at university. Every time I see photos of you…look like love. I wish I could have met you.

  3. william lee Says:

    u will be missed


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