The untimely death of Austin Majors, renowned for his role as Theo Sipowicz in the long-running crime drama NYPD Blue, has left many in shock.
New details have emerged that add a disturbing layer to the tragedy. Majors, who was only 27, was found dead on February 11, 2023, in a transitional housing facility where he was residing.
Austin's family released a heartfelt statement, describing him as an "artistic, brilliant, and kind human being" who took immense pride in his acting career.
His sister Kali also took to Facebook to express her grief, stating that it was surreal to lose her brother at such a young age.
According to a report obtained by Fox, Majors was discovered unresponsive during a "bed check" at around 9:33 p.m. PST. Paramedics found several items at the scene, including rolled dollar bills, a shot glass with white powder residue, and foil containing a white "crystal-like" powder.
The actor had a history of substance abuse, including alcohol, Xanax, cocaine, and ketamine.
Cause of death
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be fentanyl toxicity and classified it as "accidental."
Majors had a significant career, appearing in seven seasons of NYPD Blue and making guest appearances on shows like Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother. His former co-star, Dennis Franz, expressed his shock and grief, recalling fond memories of working with Majors on set.
The news of Majors' death has left his family, friends, and fans devastated. As investigations continue, the focus remains on remembering the talented actor who left us too soon.