André Braugher Obituary – Death: Star Of ‘Homicide: Life On The Street’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ & Other Series And Films Passed Away At 61
In a heart-wrenching loss for the entertainment world, former child actor Evan Ellingson has passed away at the age of 35. Best known for his role as Jesse Fitzgerald in the 2009 film ‘My Sister’s Keeper,’ Evan left an indelible mark on audiences with his talent and charisma.
The Coroner of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Evan’s untimely demise, revealing that he was found in a bedroom in the city of Fontana, California. The exact cause of his death has not yet been disclosed, leaving fans and the industry in shock.
Evan’s journey in the film industry began with a notable role alongside Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington in the Ed Zwick-directed film ‘Glory.’ His breakthrough came with the portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton in the NBC drama ‘Homicide: Life on the Street,’ earning him widespread acclaim and an Emmy award in 1998.
Born and raised in Chicago, Evan, a graduate of Stanford University, recently co-starred in the drama film ‘She Said,’ a retelling of the investigative reporting by New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohy, which led to the prosecution of Harvey Weinstein and sparked the #MeToo movement.
Evan’s versatile career included starring in the hit comedy series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ for eight seasons, where he received two Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He also took on significant roles in acclaimed series such as ‘Men of a Certain Age’ and Paramount+’s ‘The Good Fight.’
Beyond his television success, Evan made impactful contributions to the film industry with roles in ‘The Andromeda Strain,’ ‘Thief,’ and ‘Salem’s Lot.’ He received an Emmy for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Mini-Series for ‘Thief’ and a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Evan’s warmth, talent, and dedication to his craft touched the lives of those around him, and his memory will endure as an inspiration to aspiring actors. As the industry mourns the loss of a remarkable talent, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Evan’s family, friends, and loved ones. May he rest in peace, leaving behind a legacy that will be celebrated for years to come.