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02/11/2020 17:53 GMT

Surface Actor Eddie Hassell Has Died, Aged 30

The native Texan, who also appeared in the Oscar-nominated movie The Kids Are All Right, was shot in a Dallas suburb.

Eddie Hassell, an actor known for roles in the Oscar-nominated movie The Kids Are All Right and the sci-fi series Surface, was shot and killed on Sunday in what appeared to be a carjacking, his manager told Variety.

The 30-year-old Texas native was gunned down outside his girlfriend’s apartment in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, representative Alan Mills told The New York Times.

Grand Prairie police said on Twitter that officers “rendered first aid” for gunshot wounds at the scene before Eddie was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they were still investigating the motive behind the attack and searching for suspects, but confirmed that a car was taken from the scene and later recovered.

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Eddie Hassell pictured at a film premiere in 2013

Eddie’s most prominent TV work came as a teenager in Surface. He appeared in 10 episodes of the drama, which focused on a dangerous form of sea life and an attempted cover-up, IMDB noted.

On the big screen, Eddie played the drug-abusing friend of siblings who are being raised by two mothers but suddenly meet their biological father in the 2010 film The Kids Are All Right.

The film was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, but lost out to The King’s Speech.

Eddie’s other credits include TV’s Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (2007), a recurring role on Devious Maids (2013), Longmire (2015) and the films 2012 (2009) and Jobs (2013).

His last listed role was as a waiter in the 2017 film Oh Lucy!.

In a 2013 Elle interview, Eddie said skateboarding and surfing were “a huge part” of his life, and he frequentlyposted pictures on Instagram of himself enjoying the pastimes.

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