Eddie Hassell, the best actor, known for his role in Oscar-nominated movies, ‘The Kids Are All Right’ and NBC’s Surface, was shot dead in Texas on Sunday morning at the age of 30.
His representatives spoke to the media and said that he was shot during what seems to be a carjacking. The Police is still investigating the incident.
The exact place where the unfortunate incident took place in Texas is still unknown.
He was born on July 16, 1990, in Corsicana, Texas. Hassell entered the entertainment industry in the 2000s and continued to hold TV and movie gigs over the years.
He starred in multiple small roles, most noteworthy as Clay in the 2010 movie “The Kids Are All Right, alongside with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The movie was nominated for four Oscar categories, including the Best Picture in 2011. He also portrayed Phil Nance on NBC’s sci-fi TV series “Surface,” with co-actor Leighton Meester and Lake Bell.
Hassell also made appearances in various Television shows including Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Bones, Til Death, SouthLand, Devious Maids and Oliver Beene.
Along with his most prominent role in The Kids Are All Right, he also starred in movies like 2012, The Family Tree, the 2013 Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, Family Weekend with Kristin Chenoweth and Joey King, House of Dust, Warrior Road and Bomb City.
His most recent work includes the 2017 movie “Oh Lucy!” in which he played a role as a waiter.
He uploaded the following picture on Instagram earlier this month.
Apart from his acting career, Hassell was also a keen surfer. “Skateboarding has been a huge part of my life; it also got me cast in commercials. I was into horseback riding and rodeos in Texas and when I moved to L.A, I got into skating,” Hassell said in an interview in 2013.
Hassell was an enthusiastic actor who preferred to do all his stunts on his own. “I did all my own stunts. I’m into anything with a board: surfing, wakeboarding.”
In one interview, Hassell reflected on his experience with Ashton Kutcher in Jobs, a Steve Jobs biopic. “When I was a kid growing up, I watched him on That 70’s Show and Dude, Where’s My Car? Explained. “A lot of kids in my generation see him as an icon, so I was excited about going in. I expected a super-happy-go-lucky, goofy guy, but he’s very professional and business-oriented. He stays in character the whole time between takes. But he’d also do things to keep everyone loose, like cracking jokes or hooking up his iPod to loudspeakers and blasting fun. I definitely learned things from him.”
The details about his funeral haven’t been announced yet.