Mississippi-born John Dye was found Monday in his home and an autopsy is being performed. But who is John Dye? To many, John Dye, is better known as Andrew who ironically was the angel of death in Touched By An Angel. He starred on the show from 1994 until 2003. Before that, John Dye’s credits include Murder, She Wrote, Jack’s Place and Tour of Duty to name a few.
His younger brother, Jerre Dye, spoke with The Commercial Appeal about John’s dedication to his character on Touched By An Angel:
He turned the idea of the Angel of Death into something that was compassionate and welcoming. He not only took the role very seriously, in true John form he took on a greater responsibility of wanting to be there for people — to be a loving person. The people John loved — he poured so much love into us.
Former Touched By An Angel co-star Valerie Bertinelli took to Twitter to express her condolences: “Dear, sweet John Dye, rest in peace.” RIP.