Former child actor Austin Majors, who starred on the ABC series NYPD Blue, died of a fentanyl overdose, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.
The actor, who also starred in the television series ER, NCIS and Desperate Housewives, died on February 11 at the age of 27.
According to the coroner Database On Tuesday, “fentanyl toxicity” was listed as the leading cause of death among the majors. The actor – also known as Austin Majors-Setmajer – died at his “residence” and his death was ruled an accident.
Kali Majors-Raglin, the actor’s sister, said in a statement shared with the Times in February that fentanyl poisoning was suspected.
Accordingly, the actor died in a homeless shelter in Los Angeles TMZwhich broke the news of Majors’ deaths in February.
Days before his death, majors announced on his Instagram story that he “got to meet” Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and encouraged his followers to “look for me on Fox tonight.”
On February 7th, the Los Angeles Daily News reported that majors met with Jeff OlivetExecutive director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, at the Hilda L. Solis Care First Village in downtown Los Angeles.
Born on November 23, 1995, Majors is best known for his work as Theo Sipowicz, son of Dennis Franz’ Det. Andy Sipowicz, on NYPD Blue from 1999 to 2004. In 2002 he received a Young Artist Award for his work on the series, which won 20 Emmys over 12 seasons.
“It was always a great pleasure to have Austin on set, he brought smiles and joy to everyone,” Franz told The Times in February.
He added: “Although we haven’t been in touch since the show ended in 2005, I will always remember him fondly. My love and condolences go out to his family.”
Majors-Raglin said her brother “had great joy and pride in his acting career.” She added that the “actor’s goal in life was to make people happy.”
The majors graduated from USC in 2017 with degrees in Cinematography and Film/Video Production. In recent years, Majors has worked as a photographer, videographer and documentary filmmaker his LinkedIn page.
His other film and television credits include Treasure Planet, Brother Bear, Elf, Threshold, How I Met Your Mother, American Dad, and According to Jim. Majors were also released Music under the name Pope!.