John Dye died at his San Francisco home on Monday (Jan. 10) following a heart attack. His family reportedly kept news of his death to a minimum while memorial details were being worked out.
The 47-year-old actor is best known for playing Andrew (a.k.a. the Angel of Death) on CBS’ long-running series “Touched By an Angel.” His other credits include “The Young and the Restless,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Tour of Duty.”
He is survived by his parents and two brothers.
Celebrity friends took to Twitter once the news broke, including Valerie Bertinelli (“Dear, sweet John Dye, rest in peace.”) and Kathy Ireland (“I loved John. His smile, kindess, gentle heart & talent. Heartbreaking.”)