Touched by an Angel Star Dies

01/14/2011 at 05:45 PM EST

John Dye, Touched by an Angel Star, Dies
John Dye in 1999
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John Dye, best known for his role as angel Andrew on Touched by an Angel, died of a heart attack in San Francisco on Monday, according to his family. He was 47.

The Mississippi-born actor costarred with Roma Downey and Della Reese on the hit CBS show from 1994 to 2003.

His other credits include guest appearances on Murder, She Wrote and The Young and the Restless, as well as work in the films The Perfect Weapon and Once Upon a Christmas.

His last role was in 2007's Fist of a Warrior.

When she learned of the news, Angel costar Valerie Bertinelli Tweeted, "Dear, sweet John Dye, rest in peace."

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