The Late Jessica Van Dyke was born as Jessica Lee Van Dyke to Christian Van Dyke and Caroline A. Heller. She was born on 1st January, 1974 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The name "Jessica" is of a Hebrew Origin and in the language means "Gift", "God Beholds".
Death and The Cause
Jessica Van Dyke died at the tender age of 13 on April 6th, 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was in the eighth grade when she passed away. Christian Van Dyke's daughter was suffering and was a patient of a rare disease called Reyes syndrome.
The syndrome does not often happen to anyone and is mostly associated with high dosage of Aspirin on certain diseases. Jessica suffered from chicken pox and anyone who has had the pox in their life will know that the disease is sickening and tiring and would definitely want to get rid of it as soon as possible.
According to Jessica's stepfather, Jessica was also irritated by the disease and on the hopes of treating it, she took several pills of Aspirin. She started showing symptoms of early Reyes but everyone thought it was chicken pox acting up and did not take any action.
Jessica became even more sick and was then taken to a children's hospital where she was diagnosed with the disease by a pediatrician Dr. Jeffery L. Blumer.
Famous Dad's Net Worth
Christian Van Dyke is an actor just like his father Dick Van Dyke. Christian's net worth sums up to be $1 million due to his successful career as an actor who has starred in "The Dick Van Dyke Show", as a district attorney and as a marketing director for Nike USA.
Parent's Private Relationship
Christian is very secretive about his personal life which includes his wife Caroline A Heller. The marriage to Caroline was a first vow exchanging ceremony for Christian whereas, the marriage was the second for Caroline. She was previously married to Roger D. Heller.
Superstar Grandfather and Other Family Members
Jessica was born to a super famous family who, firstly, includes Jessica's grandfather Dick Van Dyke. Dick is a famous actor who has also been recognized as a Disney legend. He has been on and about his career for more than seventy years and he plans to do so too.
Dick Van Dyke's movies includes: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Return, Diagnosis: Murder, Murder, The Comic and others.
Jessica's grandfather has also won five Primetime Emmys award, a Tony award, a Grammy award, the SAG Life Achievement Award, the Screen Actors Guild's highest honor and also has a star on his name in the Holly Walk Of Fame.
Other famous people in Jessica's family includes her uncle Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, and Carrie Van Dyke who are all a part of the Hollywood acting industry. Our guess is if Jessica was alive and healthy she would definitely take this industry by storm.