Evan Ellingson dead at 35: My Sister’s Keeper, CSI Miami star dead at 35

Former child star Evan Ellingson has died at age 35.

According to TMZ, the former actor died on Sunday in a sober-living home in San Bernardino County, California.

The circumstances and cause of death were not made public, but according to the outlet, officials did not suspect foul play.

Ellingson hadn’t appeared on-screen in over a decade, according to the New York Post.

His last role was on CSI: Miami in 2010. He also appeared in an episode of Bones in 2005, and he’s best known for the 2009 movie My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin and Abigail Breslin.

Based on a 2004 novel by Jodi Picoult, the tear-jerker film followed a family where one child, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), suffered from cancer, so her parents conceived her “saviour sister,” Anna (Breslin), in order to donate blood stem cells and save Kate.

Ellingson played their brother, Jesse, who helps Anna sue their parents for medical emancipation, after she’s asked to donate a kidney to her sister.

Ellingson got his start in Hollywood at the age of 13, with the 2001 TV movie Living in Fear, starring Marcia Cross, and additional small roles in General Hospital and Mad TV.

Evan’s father, Michael, told TMZ that Evan struggled with drugs in the past. But he was reportedly doing better, and his passing was a shock to his family.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.

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