Former child star Evan Ellingson dies at 35: report

FILE-Actor Evan Ellingson poses at the CW/Showtime/CBS Television TCA Party at Boulevard3 on July 18, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Evan Ellingson, who gained notoriety as a child star, has died at the age of 35, TMZ reported. 

The entertainment outlet reported that the actor was found dead Sunday at his home in San Bernardino County, California, and authorities tell TMZ that foul play does not seem to be involved. 

Ellingson is best known for his role in the 2009 film "My Sister’s Keeper," starring alongside Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin and Jason Patric. He also had a recurring role on "CSI: Miami," according to People. 

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The La Verne, California, native grew up with his three brothers and was discovered at the age of 10 while at a skate park and was asked to skate for the Vans PeeWee team and appear in a commercial for the Vans Company, according to IMDb.


"Dishonor"-When Horatio's son Kyle returns from war, he seeks his father's help to solve a murder, on CSI: MIAMI, on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Evan Ellingson as Kyle Harmon and David Caruso as Horatio Caine (Photo by Monty Brinton/CB

He got his big break in acting after landing guest spots on "Mad TV" in 1995.

Ellingson's television career began to take off with a regular role on the FOX sitcom "Titus" in 2000, and he showed off his acting range with a dramatic role in the popular series "24" in 2001.

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A few years later, Ellingson was tapped to play Kyle Savage in the ABC sitcom "Complete Savages" in 2004. 

In 2006, Ellingson landed a role in Clint Eastwood’s movie "Letters from Iwo Jima," IMDb noted. 

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.