Former NYPD Blue child star Austin Majors dead at 27
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Austin Majors, the former child actor who found fame playing Theo Sipowicz on the police series NYPD Blue, has passed away. He was 27 years old.
Majors starred in NYPD Blue between 1999 to 2004 and his performance was recognised with Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Television Series in 2002. Since then, he worked on According to Jim, ER, Threshold, NCIS, Desperate Housewives, American Dad and How I Met Your Mother, all the while balancing his professional life with a passion for volunteering. He also voiced young Jim Hawkins in the cult classic Treasure Planet, and scored feature film roles in The Price of Air, Little Manhattan and The Ant Bully.
His sister, Kali Raglin, said that her brother was an "artistic, brilliant, and kind human being." As a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Majors expressed interests in directing and music production, and had recently become a minister of the Universal Life Church.
"Austin took great joy and pride in his acting career," said his family in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "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."
"Austin was the kind of son, brother, grandson, and nephew that made us proud and we will miss him deeply forever."
We at GAMINGbible express our sincere condolences to Majors' family and friends in this difficult time.