According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, former child actor Austin Majors, who was most famous for his performance on “NYPD Blue,” has passed away. He was 27.
The life of Austin Setmajer-Raglin Majors, known to his friends and family simply as “Majors,” ended on February 11. Records from the medical examiner indicate that the cause of death is still being looked into.
“Austin took great joy and pride in his acting career,” the statement said. “From the time he was little, he never knew a stranger and his goal in life was to make people happy.”
The breakthrough role for the former child actor occurred in 1999 when he played Theo Sipowicz, the son of Det. Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), on the ABC police drama “NYPD Blue.” According to IMDB, Majors was in 48 episodes between 1999 and 2004.
Later in the decade, Majors guest starred on ER and had a recurring role as the voice of Hyllus in two episodes of the 2005 “Hercules” miniseries. Majors has been on a wide variety of television episodes, including NCIS, According to Jim and Desperate Housewives, all the way up to 2007.
In 2009, he appeared in an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS. His sister also said that he maintained an active presence on the video-sharing website YouTube.
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According to his family’s statement, Majors “liked camping and fishing,” attended the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and was interested in directing and music production. (as per reports of CNN.com)
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