Evan Ellingson poses at the CW/Showtime/CBS Television TCA Party at Boulevard3 on July 18, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD – Former child star Evan Ellingson died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, the San Bernardino County sheriff-coroner told KTLA on Tuesday.
Ellingson, 35, was found dead inside a bedroom at a home in Fontana on Nov. 5.
His father told TMZ it was a sober living home where the former actor had stayed while working to overcome drug addiction.
As a child actor, Ellingson appeared on shows such as “General Hospital” and “Mad TV,” and landed a recurring role on the 2000 Fox comedy “Titus” as a child version of lead actor Christopher Titus.
Ellingson later appeared on “24” playing the nephew of Keifer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer character and played the son of David Caruso’s Horatio Crane on “CSI: Miami” from 2007 to 2010.
He was also known for his role as Jesse Fitzgerald in the 2009 film “My Sister’s Keeper.”
Fentanyl overdose deaths tripled between 2016 and 2021 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.