We are saddened to share the news that actor Evan Ellingson, best known for his roles in CSI: Miami and the film My Sister’s Keeper, has passed away at the age of 35. His death occurred on November 5th, and it has left his fans and loved ones in shock and grief.

According to the San Bernardino coroner’s office, Ellingson was found deceased in his Fontana, California residence. The cause of his death is yet to be determined, but his family has mentioned his long battle with addiction.

In a statement to NBC News, Ellingson’s family expressed their heartbreak and described him as a caring and compassionate individual who deeply loved Jesus. They also mentioned his desire to use his own struggles with addiction to give hope to others.

Ellingson had been sober for three years but unfortunately relapsed after being prescribed opioids following a dental procedure. His family believes the medication played a role in his relapse. It’s a somber reminder of the devastating impact addiction can have on individuals and their loved ones.

Despite his young age, Evan Ellingson had an impressive career in the entertainment industry. His major roles in CSI: Miami and My Sister’s Keeper brought him recognition and praise. However, his journey began with a small role in a TV movie and a guest appearance on General Hospital. From there, he went on to star in various shows such as Titus, That Was Then, Mad TV, Complete Savages, Bones, and 24. It’s worth mentioning that Ellingson hadn’t been in front of a camera for nearly ten years before his untimely passing, making his loss even more poignant.

One of his co-stars, Abigail Breslin, shared a touching tribute to Evan Ellingson, describing him as a talented, funny, and kind-hearted individual. She recalled their time together working on My Sister’s Keeper and praised his dedication and ability to deliver incredible performances. Breslin also highlighted his playful personality, love for pranks, and his energetic and vibrant presence.

Evan Ellingson’s passing is a reminder to cherish the moments we have with our loved ones and to support those who are battling addiction. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Evan Ellingson.