Actor Evan Ellingson, who played roles in “My Sister’s Keeper” and “CSI Miami,” has died. He was 35 years old.
Ellingson’s bio states that he was “discovered at a skate park” at the age of 10 in La Verne, California, and Vans’ talent scouts asked Ellingson to skate for the Vans PeeWee team and “to do a commercial for the Vans Company,” according to his IMDb profile.
His bio adds: “[His] unmistakable charisma and talent” led to him being “asked to do a trilogy of short films playing a character that was written specifically for him.” This low-budget film work allowed him to secure notable acting roles later.
In 2009, Ellingson told The Philippine Star, “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.”
He added, “I had no regrets because I found my passion for acting early on.”
PageSix reported Ellingson died on Sunday at his home in Fontana, California.
MSN reported that San Bernardino County Sheriffs were called to Ellingson’s residence at 11:31 a.m. Officers reported Ellingson’s body was discovered in his bedroom. The cause or manner of death is presently listed as “pending.” Authorities will conduct an autopsy this week.
Ellingson’s father told MSN that Evan struggled with addiction and “died in a sober-living home.”
TMZ reported that police authorities do not believe there was “foul play involved.”
In the 2009 movie, “My Sister’s Keeper,” Ellingson starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, Jason Patric and Alec Baldwin.
He played small roles on “CSI: Miami” and “24” but has not appeared on screen in 10 years.
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