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Evan Ellingson dead at 35: Former child star dies at sober-living home in California after 'struggle with drugs' | The Sun
FORMER child actor Evan Ellingson has died at 35.
The actor, who appeared in numerous television shows and films including 24, CSI: Miami, and My Sister's Keeper, died at his home in San Bernardino, California.
On Sunday, TMZ reported that his body was discovered in his bedroom, according to the coroner's office.
The exact circumstances of his death are unclear at this point.
Officials told the outlet that there appears to be no foul play involved.
Evan's father, Michael Ellingson, shared with the publication that his son had been struggling with drugs in the past.
The actor seemed to be "better of late," but his sudden death is a complete shock to the grieving family.
Evan's brother, Austin Ellingson, also died of a drug overdose in 2008, according to IMDB.
That same year, Evan welcomed his daughter, Brooklynn Ellingson.
HIS ACTING LEGACY
In 2007, Ellingson became a breakout star when he was cast in the sixth season of 24 as Josh Bauer, nephew of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer.
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The same year, he appeared on the sixth season of CSI: Miami as Kyle Harmon, the estranged son of David Caruso's Horatio Cane.
Two years later, the actor talked about working Caruso to The Star.
He described his co-star as "a really down-to-earth kind of guy.
"Without him there isn't really much of anything. He understands that everyone thinks that his character is a little 'too cool' but that's the whole intriguing part about the show that things fly above everybody's head. He's just into his role."
In 2009, Evan jumped into film and co-starred in Cameron Diaz's family drama My Sister's Keeper.
Based on the tearjerking novel by Jodi Picoult, Evan played Jesse Fitzgerald in the Nick Cassavetes-directed film that co-starred Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin.
In July 2009, the General Hospital alum spoke to Philstar Global about getting into show business at the age of 10.
He said: "I never had the same childhood experience with my friends.
“I never had more time with them. However, my childhood was a cool one. I was busy doing the things I love.
Evan closed with: "I had no regrets because I found my passion for acting early on.”
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He wished to branch out his acting career into "the whole serious drama thing. I would also love to do comedy,”
His film and TV work included: Letters from Iwo Jima, Titus, Mad TV, Bones, 24, The Bondage, and Walk the Talk.