Evan Ellingson, Remembered for 'CSI: Miami', Dies at 35 Due to Accidental Overdose

Evan Ellingson's life ends abruptly, shocking family and fans.

by Nouman Rasool
Evan Ellingson, Remembered for 'CSI: Miami', Dies at 35 Due to Accidental Overdose
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The entertainment world is mourning the loss of former "CSI: Miami" actor Evan Ellingson, who passed away at the age of 35. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office disclosed to Fox News Digital that Ellingson's untimely death earlier this month was the result of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

This tragic news has sent ripples of shock and sorrow across his fans and the industry alike. Best known for his portrayal of Kyle Harmon, the nephew of David Caruso’s character Detective Horatio Caine on "CSI: Miami," Ellingson had become a familiar face on the show, appearing in 18 episodes.

His last appearance on the series was in 2010, marking the end of an era for his character. The coroner's death register has officially ruled his death as accidental.

Tragic Discovery at Home

On November 5, Ellingson was found lifeless in his Fontana, California bedroom.

Michael Ellingson, his father, shared with Fox News Digital the family's shock and grief, revealing Evan's long-standing battle with drug addiction. Despite recent improvements in his condition, his sudden demise has left his loved ones in profound distress.

Evan Ellingson's journey in the entertainment industry was marked by notable roles beyond "CSI: Miami." His talent shone through in the 2009 drama "My Sister’s Keeper," where he shared the screen with stars like Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, and Abigail Breslin.

Additionally, he made an impactful appearance in Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed film "Letters from Iwo Jima." His versatility as an actor was further evidenced in his role in the sixth season of "24," where he played the nephew of Kiefer Sutherland’s character, Jack Bauer.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in La Verne, California, Ellingson's acting career began in 2001 with the TV movie "Living in Fear." He then went on to appear in popular shows such as "General Hospital," "Titus," "Mad TV," and "Bones." Evan Ellingson's sudden departure leaves a void in the world of television and cinema.

His contributions, marked by a blend of talent and passion, will be remembered by his colleagues, fans, and, most importantly, by a family who cherished him deeply. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of actors and artists.