‘NYPD Blue’ Fame Austin Majors Dead At 27; Fentanyl Poisoning Suspected

New York: According to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s office, Austin Majors, a former child actor best known for his part on “NYPD Blue,” has passed away. He was 27.

His sister, Kali Majors-Raglin, confirmed the same.

Majors passed away on February 11; his full name was Austin Setmajer-Raglin. Records kept by the medical examiner indicate that the cause of death is still being investigated. However, sources claim that fentanyl poisoning is suspected as the cause of the actor’s death.

In a statement, his family called Majors “an artistic, brilliant, and kind human being.”

“Austin took great joy and pride in his acting career,” the statement said. “From the time he was little, he never knew a stranger and his goal in life was to make people happy.”

The former child actor’s breakout role came in 1999 when he starred as Theo Sipowicz, son of Det. Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), on ABC’s detective drama “NYPD Blue.” Majors appeared in 48 episodes from 1999-2004, according to IMDB.

Majors continued to make cameos in television shows throughout the 2000s, including roles on “ER” and a two-episode storyline as the voice of Hyllus in the “Hercules” miniseries in 2005. Through 2007, Majors also appeared on NCIS, According to Jim, and Desperate Housewives.

In 2009, he appeared as a guest star on the CBS television show “How I Met Your Mother.” His sister reported that he was active on YouTube as well.

According to his family’s statement, Majors, a USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus, “liked camping and fishing,” and had a passion for producing music and directing.

“Austin was the kind of son, brother, grandson, and nephew that made us proud and we will miss him deeply forever,” the statement said.

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