Former child actor Evan Ellingson, known for his roles in popular shows such as CSI: Miami and 24, passed away on a Sunday at his residence in San Bernardino County, California. He was 35 years old.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Evan Ellingson’s father, Michael, who revealed that his son was found deceased at a sober living facility. Despite his past struggles with substance abuse, Evan had been residing in the facility as part of his recovery journey. The exact cause of his passing remains unclear, but there is no evidence of any foul play.
Evan had made a big impact on television, even though he had stepped back from the entertainment business after 2010. He played Kyle Harmon on CSI: Miami, the son of Julia Winston and Lt. Horatio Caine, played by David Caruso. His character made his debut in the first episode of Season 6 and remained in the show for eighteen episodes in all.
Evan also played Josh Bauer, Jack Bauer’s nephew, in the sixth season of 24, who was enmeshed in the complex family drama of the show. After overcoming the evil scheme of his grandfather, his character had an appearance in ten episodes.
TV credits for Evan Ellingson included guest spots on Bones, Mad TV, State of Mind, and General Hospital, in addition to a major part in ABC’s 2004 sitcom “Complete Savages” and the portrayal of the 10-year-old version of the main character in the 2001 series “Titus.”
Evan made a great impression on moviegoers with his performance as Cameron Diaz’s teenage son in the 2009 picture “My Sister’s Keeper.” He was a talented actor who made a lasting impression on audiences on both large and small screens.