‘The Kids Are All Right’ Actor Eddie Hassell Dies at 30

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Actor Eddie Hassell has died at the age of 30 after being shot in Texas, Variety reports. Hassell was best known for roles in the critically-acclaimed 2010 film The Kids Are All Right and television drama Surface, which aired on NBC from 2005 to 2006.

Hassell’s representative tells Variety that the actor was shot on Sunday morning in what appears to be a carjacking. The incident is still being investigated by Texas authorities, but Variety reports that his manager did not specify where in Texas the crime occurred.

Born in 1990 in Corsicana, Texas, Hassell made a name for himself in a series of high-profile projects in the early 2000s. His first credited TV role came in a 2003 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!; he later appeared in popular TV series Joan of Arcadia (although he was uncredited), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and ‘Til Death. In 2005, Hassell landed his first major role on NBC sci-fi drama Surface, in which he played Phil Nance, best friend to main character Miles Barnett (played by Carter Jenkins). The young actor appeared opposite a host of top talent, including Leighton Meester and Lake Bell, in Surface, but the sci-fi series was canceled after just one season.

In 2010, Hassell broke out as Clay, a friend of Laser’s (Josh Hutcherson), in Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. The Kids Are All Right went on to earn four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, as well as multiple Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. Cholodenko’s film ultimately won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Bening.

In the years to follow, Hassell appeared in various film and television projects, including drama series Devious MaidsBonesLongmireFamily Tree, and The Family Weekend. His most recent role came in 2017 dramedy Oh Lucy!

Rest in peace, Eddie Hassell. You will be missed.

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