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Evan Ellingson, ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Star, Dead at 35

Evan Ellingson, ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Star, Dead at 35

Evan Ellingson, who had roles on My Sister’s Keeper and CSI: Miami, has been found dead in California, it was reported on Monday. TMZ indicated that Elligson died on Sunday.

Ellingson reportedly was found in San Bernardino County. He has not been actively involved in the entertainment world for 10 years. The coroner’s office passed along this information. Officials are indicating at this time that there’s no foul play involved.

Michael Ellingson, Evan’s father, filled in more details for TMZ. He said that Evan was found at a sober-living home. Also, TMZ learned that Ellingson had been struggling with drugs in the past. But he reportedly had been doing a lot better recently. Evan’s sudden death appears to come as a complete shock to the family.

Fans of Ellingson’s work might remember him playing Cameron Diaz’s teenage son in My Sister’s Keeper back in 2009. Ellingson also appeared in CSI: Miami as Kyle Larson. He appeared in the CSI spinoff for three years in 18 episodes.

Evan Ellingson Showed Up On ’24’

He also showed up on the Kiefer Sutherland-starring show 24. It was Season 6. Ellingson played Josh Bauer, the nephew of Jack Bauer. He was caught in the crossfire of the season’s nefarious family drama. He appeared in 10 episodes, TV Line reports.

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.

He reportedly started working as an actor at 13 years old. Besides the appearances already mentioned, Ellingson also popped up in Letters from Iwo Jima and Rules of the Game, according to Geo.TV.

Ellingson took stock of his acting career and its impact on his life in a 2009 interview. 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,” Ellingson said. “I was busy doing the things I love. (And) I had no regrets because I found my passion for acting early on.”

But tragedy has touched his life before, too. Austin, his brother, died from a drug overdose in 2008, the same year Evan welcomed a daughter named Brooklynn.