John Dye, ‘Touched By an Angel’ Star, Dies at 47

San Francisco, California

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, according to his brother, Jerre Dye.

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.

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