Former child actor Austin Majors has died at the age of 27.
TMZ reports Majors died on Saturday night while living in a homeless shelter in Los Angeles.
A source told the outlet that no foul play is suspected. They believe Major ingested a lethal amount of fentanyl.
An autopsy has yet to be completed to determine an official cause of death.
Who was Austin Majors?
Austin Majors was an award winning, talented, young actor who had been in the public eye since he was three years old.
He was known portraying ‘Theo Sipowicz’ on NYPD BLUE for seven seasons.
|Date of birth
|November 23, 1995
|27 years old
He attended University of Southern California where he studied the School of Cinematic Arts.
He is majored in Film and Television Production.
He was an active Eagle Scout and graduated Salutatorian in High School.
His acting career in television began with credits on “NYPD Blue” (1993-2005), “ER” (NBC, 1994-2009) and “Providence” (NBC, 1998-2003). He also appeared in “According to Jim” (ABC, 2001-09).
Awards and Nominations
In 2002, Austin received the Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Television Series for his compelling work on NYPD BLUE.
He was nominated for the same award in 2003 and 2004.
His work on TREASURE PLANET earned him another nomination for Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role.