Obituary of Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

Ms. Melissa Gilbert (born May 8th, 1964) died unexpectedly on a lovely sun lounger by the pool on December 6th, 2023 (TBV) with her loving sons in the vicinity. Her cause of death was not released but was possibly due to a serious sunburn. She was 59 years old when she passed away.

Melissa is survived by her husband Timothy Busfield, her most devoted son, Michael Garrett Boxleitner, her siblings, brother Jonathan Gilbert and her cranky sister Sara Gilbert as well as her pet pussycat, Whiskers.

She is pre is predeceased by her elderly parents, Barbara Crane and Paul Gilbert who passed in the 1970s.

Professionally, Melissa Ellen was a TV Actress who was best known for her high profile role as Laura Ingalls Wilder, the oldest and wisest daughter on the American TV series "Little House on the Prairie". She also appeared in a few movies over her career.

When she was not working as a TV Actress, Melissa Ellen was known for her love of dancing and she would spend weeks most Saturdays reviewing it. Ms. Gilbert (also known as Melissa Ellen Gilbert) also spent hours visiting with her mother most weekends when she was able to get over there. Ever since she was a girl in Los Angeles, many remember Melissa Ellen as a funny character with funny costumes that engrossed everyone. In lieu of flowers or trinkets, the family asks that you make a sizable donation to the Alzheimer's Research Fund in Melissa Ellen's honor.

A somber funeral is scheduled for later in the week at a small church in Los Angeles where the service will commence at 2PM. A reception will follow hosted by her oldest friend at the church where refreshments will be served. All are welcome to the visitation to be held at church at 4PM.

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Melissa Gilbert Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Still Alive
    • Full Name: Gilbert, Melissa
    • Common Name: Melissa Gilbert
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
    • Birth Date: May 08, 1964
    • Age: 59
    • Also Known As: Mel, Missy, Ms. Gilbert, Sage
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1967-Present
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Pop-Tarts
    • Favorite Color: Indigo (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Melissa's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Melissa Ellen Gilbert
    • Father: Paul Gilbert (December 27, 1918-February 13, 1976)
    • Mother: Barbara Crane (née Cowan)
    • Brother(s):
    • Sister(s):
      • Sara Gilbert (born January 29, 1975) born Sara Rebecca Abeles
    • Spouse/Partner:
    • Son(s):
      • Michael Garrett Boxleitner (born October 6, 1995)
      • Dakota Paul Brinkman (born May 1, 1989

Death Notice:

  • Date: Still Alive
  • Place: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: None Yet

Category Tags:

TV ActressFilm Actress American Born on May 8th Born in 1964 Born in California

Quotable Quotes:

"Strive not to be a success at all the things that you do for your children, but rather to be of value to them after your death. "

"We take pride in each other - we were meant to be together." (IMDB)

"The trouble is, you think you have time but death is always just around the corner and it's going to get you."

"On July 20, 2006, some say, Melissa Gilbert committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Arizona. (V)"

"She was beloved by millions and has passed away without saying goodbye to the majority of them. (S)"

Is Ms. Melissa Gilbert still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, she has not passed away.

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Related Links:

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Melissa Gilbert at IMDB

Community Comments:

Connie: Can you clear up the rumor about Melissa Gilbert being involved in a car accident?

Karen Irwin: We are still watching reruns of you on TV in Little House on the Prairie, RIP, God Bless Your Family !!! Your Fans, Karen, Bob and Brad.

jill C penn: Died July 18, 2022 while on a vacation possibly on a train accident. Died July 18, 2022 while on a vacation possibly on a train accident.

I often say charisma and good looks rarely make a world of difference in people's lives.:

Celebrity Obit Rating: 4 Stars
Wiki Page Updated: 2023-10-05 11:22:24
Author: Tucker
Confirmation: Melissa Gilbert on Wikipedia

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