John Dye from “Touched by an Angel,” Dead at 47

John Dye, who starred alongside Della Reese, Roma Downey and Valerie Bertinelli in the long-running TV series “Touched by an Angel,” was found dead Monday (Jan 10) in his San Francisco home.

A cause of death has yet to be determined, however the actor’s relatives say he had a heart attack.

John Dye was 47 years old.

“Dear, sweet John Dye, rest in peace,” co-star Valerie Bertinelli wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

John Dye played the angel of death on “Touched by an Angel,” a show where heavenly messengers helped people get through rough spots in life.

He was on the CBS show from its second season in 1995 until it ended in 2003. Dye also appeared in the “Touched” spin-off “Promised Land” and had regular roles in other shows like “Hotel Malibu,” “Jack’s Place,” and “Tour of Duty.”

A memorial service is planned for January 22nd at a church in Dye’s hometown of Amory, Mississippi.

RIP :(



  • Susan

    I am so sad to hear of this news, I really loved the Character, that John Dye played on Touched by an Angel. This is such a terrible thing. My heart is broken!! I pray for the Peace of God to comfort his loved ones at this time. :(

  • Ann

    so sorry to hear this happen he was a fantastic actor Iam sure he will be missed by everyone

  • Jo Ann

    JOHN DYE WAS A GOOD ACTOR WHO WILL BE DEARLY MISSED, I WATCH THE SHOW ALL THE TIME, HE MADE THING SEEN SO REAL, AND I LIKE THAT. JOHN DYE REST IN PEACE. MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

  • http://gossiponthis.com/2011/01/15/john-dye-from-touched-by-an-angel-dead-at-47/#comform Katie De

    I have to say I cried for 4 days straight already because I loved him in Touched by an Angel. My mom always teased that I would lie on my death bed saying Andrew take me home, Oh Andrew take me home. But now in a sad way I can cuz John beat me to it. I will always miss him. I feel like I lost some part of. RI Heavenly Peace John Dye.

  • Ray

    Hated to hear of his death. Great guy. Will forever miss him entertaining us. Goodbye John.

  • sashya1982

    I had such a crush on John Dye, when he played Andrew, the Angel of Death, on TBAA!

    I pray that God’s peace encircles and comforts his loved ones, and that his passage from this world to the next was as painless and beautiful as he made it look on TBAA.

  • susan watts

    was so sorry and sad to hear of John Dye’s death. I watched Touched by an Angel all the time. we don’t get it anymore. not even re-runs. that’s too bad.
    He will be missed.
    Rest in Peace John.

  • Silvia

    R.I.P. John – Good needed another Angel in Heaven. Now you are a real one – we loved you here on Earth and we love you up In Heaven smiling down on us. In Love and Light

  • Silvia

    @Silvia: I meant God needed another Angel – My Apology

  • Silvia

    R.I.P. John – We loved you here on Earth and we love you up in Heaven – God needed another Angel and Now you are a real One – In Love and Light – we love “Touched by an Angel” very much – thank you for creating those episodes