Beloved Child Star Evan Ellingson, Known for ‘CSI: Miami’ and ‘My Sister’s Keeper,’ Passes Away at 35

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Evan Ellingson, a former child star known for his roles in prominent film and TV projects such as “My Sister’s Keeper” and “CSI: Miami,” has passed away at the age of 35. His untimely death occurred at a residence in Fontana, California, with the exact circumstances still under investigation.

Evan Ellingson as Kyle Harmon in a 2009 episode of “CSI: Miami.”CBS via Getty Images

According to the San Bernardino County coroner, Evan was discovered in the bedroom of a sober-living home. His father, Michael Ellingson, shared with TMZ that Evan had faced struggles with substance abuse in the past, but had been making progress in recent times.

Evan’s acting career took off in 2001 with a role on the soap opera “General Hospital,” followed by a recurring part on the Fox sitcom “Titus” from 2001 to 2002. He also made notable appearances in films like Clint Eastwood’s “Letters from Iwo Jima” in 2006 and Cameron Diaz-starrer “My Sister’s Keeper” in 2009.

However, Evan is most fondly remembered for his role as Kyle Harmon, the son of David Caruso’s character Horatio Cane, in “CSI: Miami,” where he featured in 18 episodes from 2007 to 2010.