Eddie Hassell, an actor known for roles in the Oscar-nominated movie “The Kids Are All Right” and NBC sci-fi series “Surface,” was shot and killed Sunday in what appeared to be a carjacking, his manager told. He was 30.
The Corsicana, Texas, native was gunned down outside his girlfriend’s apartment in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, representative Alan Mills told.
Grand Prairie police said on Twitter that officers “” for gunshot wounds at the scene before Hassell was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said they were still the motive behind the attack and searching for suspects, but confirmed that a car was taken from the scene and later recovered.
Hassell’s most prominent TV work came as a teenager in “Surface” (2005-2006). He appeared in 10 episodes of the drama, which focused on a dangerous form of sea life and an attempted cover-up,noted.
On the big screen, Hassell played the drug-abusing friend of siblings who are being raised by two mothers but suddenly meet their biological father in “The Kids Are All Right” (2010). The film was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award but lost to “The King’s Speech.”
Hassell’s other credits include TV’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2007), a recurring role on “Devious Maids” (2013), “Longmire” (2015) and the big screen’s “2012” (2009) and “Jobs” (2013).
His lastwas as a waiter in the 2017 film “Oh Lucy!”
In a 2013 Elle interview, Hassell called skateboarding and surfing “,” and he pictures on Instagram of himself enjoying the pastimes.
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