Former child actor found fead in home

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.07 - 2023 9:00 AM CET

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Evan Ellingson, known for his roles in “My Sister’s Keeper” and “CSI Miami,” has tragically passed away at the age of 35. According to CNN, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Coroner's division confirmed his death on Sunday, stating that he was found in a bedroom in Fontana, about an hour east of Los Angeles County.

The cause of death is yet to be disclosed.

Ellingson's acting career began in 2001 with his television debut in “Living in Fear.” He gained popularity as a child actor, starring in the ABC sitcom “Complete Savages” and appearing in Season 6 of “24” alongside Kiefer Sutherland.

In a 2009 interview, Ellingson reflected on his childhood, expressing no regrets and a deep passion for acting discovered early in life.

His most notable role was as Jesse Fitzgerald in the 2009 film “My Sister’s Keeper,” where he starred with Abigail Breslin, Jason Patric, and Cameron Diaz.

The film centered around a family's struggle with their daughter's cancer diagnosis. Ellingson also appeared in various TV series like “General Hospital,” “Mad TV,” and “Titus,” as well as films including “Letters from Iwo Jima” and the indie comedy “Walk the Talk.”

Ellingson's most recent notable work was in “CSI: Miami,” portraying Kyle Harmon across three seasons from 2007 to 2010. Outside of acting, he was passionate about surfing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding, as mentioned on his personal Facebook page.

CNN has reached out to Ellingson’s family and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for further information. The film and television community mourns the loss of this talented actor, whose contributions to the industry will be remembered fondly.

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