Former child actor Evan Ellingson, who starred in CSI: Miami and 24, died Sunday at his home in San Bernardino county, Calif. He was 35 years old.
The news was confirmed to TMZ by Ellingson’s father Michael, who said his son was found dead at a sober living home. The former actor had struggled with drugs in the past, but was living there while in recovery. The cause of death remain unclear, but no foul play has been detected.
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Although he had stepped away from Hollywood after 2010, Ellingson had a sizable recurring role in CSI: Miami, playing Kyle Harmon, the son of David Caruso’s Lt. Horatio Caine and Julia Winston. His character debuted in the Season 6 premiere and stuck around for a total of 18 episodes.
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In Season 6 of 24, the actor played Josh Bauer, the nephew of Jack Bauer, who was caught in the crossfire of the season’s nefarious family drama. His character ultimately survived his grandfather’s evil plan, appearing in a total of 10 episodes.
Ellingson’s other TV credits include a starring role in ABC’s 2004 sitcom Complete Savages, in addition to playing the 10-year-old version of the titular character in 2001’s Titus. He also appeared on Bones, Mad TV, State of Mind and General Hospital.
On the film side of things, he starred as Cameron Diaz’s teen son in the 2009 movie My Sister’s Keeper.
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