12:12 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 01/14/2011 05:45PM
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.
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