Cops speak out about former child star Evan Ellingson's death as more devastating details emerge

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By Kim Novak

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Further heartbreaking details about the death of former child star Evan Ellingson have been released as law enforcement sources have spoken out.

Ellingson was revealed to have died at the age of 35 on Sunday, with the news first being shared by TMZ, who said the tragic news had been confirmed by officials and Ellingson's father.

Officials from the San Bernardino County coroner's office told the outlet that Ellingson passed away on Sunday, with his body reportedly being discovered in a bedroom.

TMZ also reported that foul play does not appear to have been involved in the actor's death.

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Ellingson was found dead at the age of 35. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Ellingson's father, Michael, told the outlet at the time that his son was found at a sober-living home after struggling with substance abuse in the past, adding that his death came as a huge shock to the family as he had reportedly been doing really well of late.

Law enforcement sources have since told TMZ that Ellingson's death is being investigated as a possible overdose after evidence was allegedly found at the scene that may be related to drug use.

They claim drug paraphernalia was found at the home in San Bernardino County and police are conducting an investigation into the circumstances of his death.

Sources close to the case told the publication that how the investigation will proceed will depend on the results of his toxicology tests.

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The former child star had been at a sober living facility but was doing well according to his father. Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage/Getty Images

If drugs are found to have been a contributing factor, the authorities may decide to investigate where they came from and if there is any criminal culpability.

Born on July 1, 1988, in La Verne, California, Ellingson showed promise as an actor from an early age, catching the attention of fans and critics alike.

He was known for playing Josh Bauer in 10 episodes of the hit series 24, as well as portraying the role of Kyle Harmon in 18 episodes of CSI: Miami between 2007 and 2010.

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He is best known for his role in My Sister's Keeper alongside Cameron Diaz. Credit: George Napolitano/FilmMagic/Getty Images

His breakout role came in 2009 when he starred alongside Cameron Diaz in the acclaimed movie My Sister's Keeper, in which he played Diaz's character's teenage son, Jesse Fitzgerald.

Despite his early success and child stardom, Ellingson had not appeared on screen in over 10 years, according to his IMDb page.

Our thoughts remain with Ellingson's family, friends, and fans at this difficult time.

Featured image credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage/Getty Images

 

Cops speak out about former child star Evan Ellingson's death as more devastating details emerge

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By Kim Novak

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Further heartbreaking details about the death of former child star Evan Ellingson have been released as law enforcement sources have spoken out.

Ellingson was revealed to have died at the age of 35 on Sunday, with the news first being shared by TMZ, who said the tragic news had been confirmed by officials and Ellingson's father.

Officials from the San Bernardino County coroner's office told the outlet that Ellingson passed away on Sunday, with his body reportedly being discovered in a bedroom.

TMZ also reported that foul play does not appear to have been involved in the actor's death.

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Ellingson was found dead at the age of 35. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Ellingson's father, Michael, told the outlet at the time that his son was found at a sober-living home after struggling with substance abuse in the past, adding that his death came as a huge shock to the family as he had reportedly been doing really well of late.

Law enforcement sources have since told TMZ that Ellingson's death is being investigated as a possible overdose after evidence was allegedly found at the scene that may be related to drug use.

They claim drug paraphernalia was found at the home in San Bernardino County and police are conducting an investigation into the circumstances of his death.

Sources close to the case told the publication that how the investigation will proceed will depend on the results of his toxicology tests.

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The former child star had been at a sober living facility but was doing well according to his father. Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage/Getty Images

If drugs are found to have been a contributing factor, the authorities may decide to investigate where they came from and if there is any criminal culpability.

Born on July 1, 1988, in La Verne, California, Ellingson showed promise as an actor from an early age, catching the attention of fans and critics alike.

He was known for playing Josh Bauer in 10 episodes of the hit series 24, as well as portraying the role of Kyle Harmon in 18 episodes of CSI: Miami between 2007 and 2010.

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He is best known for his role in My Sister's Keeper alongside Cameron Diaz. Credit: George Napolitano/FilmMagic/Getty Images

His breakout role came in 2009 when he starred alongside Cameron Diaz in the acclaimed movie My Sister's Keeper, in which he played Diaz's character's teenage son, Jesse Fitzgerald.

Despite his early success and child stardom, Ellingson had not appeared on screen in over 10 years, according to his IMDb page.

Our thoughts remain with Ellingson's family, friends, and fans at this difficult time.

Featured image credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage/Getty Images