Austin Majors has died. He was Theo Sipowicz on “NYPD Blue.” Only 27 years old. The former child star was found dead at a homeless shelter in Los Angeles on Saturday night, according to TMZ.
Even though there is no official cause of death, sources told the outlet that they think Majors died from an overdose of fentanyl.
Monday, the actor’s family also confirmed the news to the news outlet and said that Majors was “a loving, creative, brilliant, and kind person.”
“Austin was very happy and proud of his work as an actor. He was an active Eagle Scout and when he graduated from high school, he got the highest grade. “He went on to graduate from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a passion for directing and making music,” the statement said.
It said, “Austin’s younger sister, Kali, says her favorite memories with Austin are of growing up on set with him, volunteering with “Kids With a Cause,” and going backpacking together.”
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His family ended their statement by saying, “He was the kind of son, brother, grandson, and nephew who made us proud, and we will miss him deeply forever.”
Majors first became well-known for his role on the actual crime show from 1999 to 2004. This role won him the 2002 Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Television Series.
Later, his role in “Treasure Planet” got him a nomination for Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role. Some of the other shows and movies that the late actor was in are “ER,” “An Accidental Christmas,” and “Volare.”
In 2021, “Girls’ Night In” was the last movie he was credited with. He also worked on “An Accidental Christmas,” “Volare,” and “According to Jim,” a show from the 2000s.
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