Evan Ellingson 'My Sister's Keeper' brother dies at 35

Evan Ellingson, best known for his part in 'My Sister's Keeper,' had not been on screen for over a decade

By Javeria Shahid November 07, 2023
Evan Ellingson My Sisters Keeper brother dies at 35
Evan Ellingson 'My Sister's Keeper' brother dies at 35

Former child star Evan Ellingson passed away at the age of 35.

As per TMZ reported, the former child actor died on Sunday, November 5 at his residence in San Bernardino County, California.

The circumstances surrounding the actor's death were not made public. However, according to the news outlet, the authorities handling the case did not suspect any foul play.

Evan’s father, Micheal, told the publication that Evan did struggle with drugs in the past, nevertheless, he was doing better and his death came as a shock to his family and friends.

Ellingson entered the Hollywood scene when he was just 13, starring as Marcia Cross in a TV movie, Living in Fear in 2001.

Later, he lended other small roles on the Mad TV and General Hospital.

Evan had not appeared on the screen in over ten years.

He was last seen on screen in 2010 while playing his part on the CSI: Miami.

Picture from My Sisters Keeper
Picture from My Sister's Keeper

Evan was also featured in an episode of Bones in 2005 and is best known for showcasing his acting skills in My Sister’s Keeper, a 2009 movie starring Cameron Diaz, abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin.

The tearjerker film’s plot was based on a 2004 novel by Jodi Picoult.

It featured a family whose one child, Kate, played by Sofia Vassilieva, suffered from cancer, so her parents conceived a “savior sister,” Anna, for her, portrayed by Breslin, in order to donate blood stem cells.

Ellingson played the role of Jese, Anna’s brother who assists her in pursuing a medical emancipation case against their parents.

The legal action is initiated in the story after Anna was asked to donate a kidney to her sister.