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Cameron Diaz's Co-Star Evan Ellingson Dead at 35, 'My Sister's Keeper' Actor Struggled With Drugs

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Nov. 6 2023, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Cameron Diaz's My Sister's Keeper co-star Evan Ellingson was found dead inside a sober living facility after years of struggling to battle addiction, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Law enforcement sources revealed Ellingson, who had not worked in over a decade, was found on Sunday.

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TMZ reported that the actor was found at a home in San Bernardino County. Sources said his body was found in a bedroom. Investigators do not believe foul play is involved.

The actor's father Michael told TMZ his son was living at a sober-living home. Sources told the outlet that Ellingson had struggled with addiction issues for years, specifically drugs.

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Sources close to his family told TMZ that the actor had been making strides in his recovery and his death was a shock to those close to him.

Ellingson had an incredibly busy career as a child. His most famous role was opposite Diaz in the 2009 film My Sister's Keeper. Ellingson played Jeese Fitzgerald in the Nick Cassavetes-directed film that co-starred Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin.

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Ellingson's first film credit was in a 2001 TV movie called Living in Fear. He had a role on General Hospital, appeared on the 2001 TV show Titus, shot 19 episodes of a TV show called Complete Savages, had a small role in Clint Eastwood's film Letters from Iwo Kima, was in 10 episodes of the hit show 24, and ended working after filming 18 episodes of CSI: Miami. He played Kyle Harmon on the CBS drama for 3 years.

His last credit was in 2010.

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At the time of his death, he did not have any upcoming film roles listed on his IMDB. The family has yet to announce any funeral plans for Ellingson.

His co-stars have yet to comment on the tragedy.

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