RIP

Evan Ellingson, a former child actor known for his roles in “My Sister’s Keeper” and “CSI: Miami,” has passed away at the age of 35. Ellingson was found deceased in his Fontana, California home on Sunday, November 5. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the death, with an autopsy scheduled to investigate the cause.

Ellingson gained fame for his role as Jesse in the 2009 cancer drama “My Sister’s Keeper,” alongside Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin. He also portrayed the son of David Caruso’s character on “CSI: Miami” and appeared as Jack Bauer’s nephew on “24.” According to TMZ, Ellingson had struggled with drug issues and was living in a sober home at the time of his death.

Growing up in La Verne, California, Ellingson was discovered at a skate park, leading to a series of roles that showcased his charisma and talent. Reflecting on his career, he once expressed satisfaction with his life choices, emphasizing his passion for acting and a fulfilling childhood despite the unique challenges of his career.