August 09, 2023

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Former child star Austin Majors' death declared accidental: Details

Austin Majors was found dead at a Los Angeles homeless facility in February

By George Johnson August 09, 2023
Former child star Austin Majors death declared accidental
Former child star Austin Majors' death declared accidental

NYPD Blue actor Austin Majors died from an accidental fentanyl overdose; new reports revealed.

As per the coroner’s report published by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, the former child star had fentanyl traces in his system at the time of his death.

The late actor passed at the age of 27 in February at a Los Angeles homeless facility.

His sister Kali Majors-Raglin spoke to Deadline following his death, describing Austin as a "loving, artistic, brilliant, and kind human being."

"Austin took great joy and pride in his acting career. From the time he was little, he never knew a stranger and his goal in life was to make people happy. He grew up in a small town where he loved camping and fishing with his family and Boy Scout Troop. He loved his dog, Sunny, and the horse he grew up riding, Balla. He graduated Salutatorian in High School while being an active Eagle Scout and member of the community. He went on to graduate from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a passion of directing and music producing," read the statement.

Austin Majors Movies and TV Shows:

Majors first gained recognition for his appearance in the seven-season run of the crime drama, NYPD Blue, in which he played the son of detective Andy Sipowicz, played by Dennis Franz.

After the show ended in 2004, the late star went on to make guest appearances on several TV shows, including Desperate Housewives, According to Jim, American Dad!, and How I Met Your Mother among others.