LEXINGTON, Ky., July 27 (UPI) -- Former child TV actress J. Madison Wright Morris, who underwent a heart transplant at 15, died last week in Kentucky from a heart attack at the age of 21.
The Los Angeles Times said that one day after marrying Brent Joseph Morris on July 8, the former child star suffered a major heart attack which ultimately took her life last Friday.
During her entertainment career which began at age five, Harris starred in the TV series "Earth 2," had roles on successful shows such as "ER," and appeared in a feature film in 1997 entitled "Shiloh."
In her teenage years Harris, who shortened the name Jessica to J. in an attempt to distinguish herself, was diagnosed with the heart muscle disease restrictive cardiomyopathy which ultimately led her to a heart transplant in 2000.
She is survived by her husband, her parents Scott and Melissa Wright, her siblings Tori, Isaiah, and Elijah, four grandparents, two great-grandparents, and a great-great-grandmother, the Times said.