(RepublicanDaily.org) – Former child actor Evan Ellingson was recently found dead in a bathroom in a home in Fontana, California.
The 35-year-old Ellingson, who was most known for his role as “Kyle Harmon” on the TV series “CSI: Miami,” where he played the son of the series’ main character, Detective Horatio Caine, played in turn by David Caruso.
Ellingson has had struggles with drug addiction for many years, but friends told news outlets that he had been doing well recently, so his death came as a shock to them. Police say that the initial investigation points to no foul play involved, but an autopsy has been scheduled at a later date. He was living in a sober-living home at the time of his death. Ellingson’s father, Michael, confirmed the actor’s death to news outlet TMZ.
The former child actor has not been on screen for more than ten years, but along with CSI: Miami, Ellingson was part of a number of high-profile Hollywood projects. He starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin on “My Sister’s Keeper” in 2009, and he was also part of “Letters from Iwo Jima,” a 2006 film by Clint Eastwood. Ellingson was also part of the cast of the sixth season of “24,” which starred Kiefer Sutherland.
His other stints included guest appearances on Mad TV, a season regular on 2002 Fox sitcom Titus, and his role as Kyle Savage on 2004 ABC sitcom Complete Savages.
In a touching tribute posted on Instagram, his My Sister Keeper co-star Abigail Breslin asked the public to not speculate at the cause of his death. She called Ellingson a “kind, funny and extremely talented human being” who was always thoughtful and was a great actor. She also called him a “silly, funny, (and) a prankster… energetic and the life of the party.”
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