Sarah Danielle Madison Dead: '7th Heaven' Family Faces More Tragedy

Effie Orfanides

It's more devastation for the 7th Heaven family. Actress Sarah Danielle Madison (legal name: Sarah Goldberg) has died. According to InTouch Weekly, the 40-year-old actress was "found dead" at a Wisconsin home owned by her family. Although quite young, early reports indicate that Sarah died of natural causes.

"She went to sleep and didn't wake up," her mother told the media. An autopsy was conducted but was inconclusive. Doctors suspect that Goldberg had a heart condition that may have been an underlying cause of death. Further testing is expected.

According to Mail Online, Goldberg's family had wonderful things to say about the actress in her obituary.

"In her obituary, Miss Goldberg was described as someone who loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, waterskiing, fishing and canoeing. She was also devoted to animal rescue. The actress had two dogs, Daisy and Bucket, whom she rescued and who lived with her in Los Angeles."

Collins admitted to exposing himself and having some physical moments of "touching" with children -- specifically one 11-year-old girl. Since the news broke, Collins resigned from the Screen Actors Guild and was fired from Ted 2. He has not yet been arrested or charged.

The news about Collins has overshadowed the death of Sarah Danielle Madison, who was actually first reported dead yesterday (though the news was confirmed today). Her funeral has been planned and will be private.

"Her family requested that instead of flowers, donations be sent to the Sarah Goldberg Memorial Fund at PAWS, 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. She is survived by her parents, Judy and Bill Goldberg, her brother Bradley (Michelle), her niece and her nephew along with many extended family members and close friends."

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