NYPD Blue star Austin Majors has died aged 27

Great mourning for Austin Majors. The actor played the role of Theo Sipowicz in the American television series New York Cops – NYPD Blue for seven seasons. He played the son of the series’ main character, Detective Andy Sipowicz, played by Dennis Franz. For example, he received the Young Artist Award for his performance in “NYPD Blue”. But now sad news has come out: Austin has passed away.

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TMZ reports that Austin passed away at the age of just 27. At the time of his death, he was said to be staying in a homeless shelter. According to the news portal, it is suspected that the child star succumbed to an overdose of the anesthetic fentanyl. An autopsy should now provide information about the cause of death.

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Austin’s family has since spoken out about the 27-year-old’s death. “He was a loving, artistic, brilliant, and kind person. Austin greatly enjoyed and was proud of his acting career,” an official statement said.