Evan Ellingson, Former Child Star, Dies At 35

Evan Ellingson

Evan Ellingson, a former child actor who appeared in several popular TV shows and movies, has died at the age of 35. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s coroners division, Ellingson was found dead in a bedroom in Fontana, California, on Sunday, Nov. 5. His cause of death has not been determined yet.

Ellingson started his acting career in 2001 with a role in the TV movie “Living in Fear”. He then landed roles in various TV series, such as “General Hospital”, “Mad TV”, “Titus”, “Bones” and “24”. He also starred in several films, including “Confession”, “Time Changer”, “Letters from Iwo Jima” and “Walk the Talk”.

Evan Ellingson

Ellingson played a ‘savior sister’ in ‘My Sister’s Keeper’

One of Ellingson’s most notable roles was in the 2009 drama film “My Sister’s Keeper”, based on the novel by Jodi Picoult. He played Jesse Fitzgerald, the brother of Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), a young girl who suffers from leukemia, and Anna (Abigail Breslin), a genetically engineered child who was conceived to donate blood and organs to her sister. The film also starred Cameron Diaz, Jason Patric and Alec Baldwin.

The film explored the ethical and emotional dilemmas of the family, as Anna decides to sue her parents for medical emancipation, claiming that she has the right to decide what happens to her body. Ellingson’s character, Jesse, struggles with drug addiction and feels neglected by his parents, who are focused on saving Kate’s life.

Ellingson had a recurring role in ‘CSI: Miami’ as Horatio Caine’s son

Another memorable role for Ellingson was in the crime drama series “CSI: Miami”, where he played Kyle Harmon, the son of Horatio Caine (David Caruso), the leader of the Miami-Dade Crime Lab. Ellingson appeared in 18 episodes of the show between 2007 and 2010.

Ellingson’s character, Kyle, was initially unaware of his father’s identity, and had a troubled past, involving juvenile detention, drug dealing and murder charges. He eventually developed a bond with Horatio, who helped him clear his name and join the military. Kyle also had a close relationship with his half-sister, Madison (Taylor Cole), who was kidnapped by a serial killer in one of the episodes.

Ellingson’s fans and co-stars mourn his death on social media

Ellingson’s death has shocked and saddened many of his fans and co-stars, who have expressed their condolences and tributes on social media. Some of the messages are:

  • “Rest in peace, Evan Ellingson. You were a great actor and a wonderful person. I will always remember our time together on ‘My Sister’s Keeper’. You will be missed by many.” – Abigail Breslin
  • “I am heartbroken to hear about the passing of Evan Ellingson. He was a talented and kind young man, who had so much potential. He was like a son to me on ‘CSI: Miami’. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” – David Caruso
  • “Evan Ellingson was one of the sweetest and most genuine people I ever worked with. He was always smiling and making everyone laugh. He was a joy to be around. I can’t believe he is gone. Rest in peace, my friend.” – Sofia Vassilieva
  • “I am devastated by the news of Evan Ellingson’s death. He was a brilliant actor and a beautiful soul. He brought so much light and love to the world. I am honored to have known him and worked with him. He will always be in my heart.” – Cameron Diaz.
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