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How did Heath Freeman die? 'Bones' actor, 41, found dead at his Texas home

Some notable acts from his early acting days include the series 'ER', 'Without A Trace' and 'NCIS'
UPDATED NOV 16, 2021
Heath Freeman has died at 41 (Instagram/@heathmonster)
Heath Freeman has died at 41 (Instagram/@heathmonster)

Popular actor Heath Freeman, known worldwide for his portrayal of serial killer Howard Epps in the first two seasons of the series 'Bones' has died at 41. He passed away in his sleep, in his home in Austin, Texas on Saturday, November 13.

Freeman took up acting and film studies at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and later added a BFA acting program from The University of Texas. Freeman was immensely popular for the characters he played on TV. Some notable acts from his early acting days include the series 'ER', 'Without A Trace' and 'NCIS'. Freeman also appeared in 'Tru Calling' and 'Medical Investigation' and in the movie, 'Nancy Drew'. Being steady on the TV front, Freeman was seen on 'The Closer, 'The Painting', and 'Bones'. He also landed roles in films like 'Skateland', 'Dark Was the Night' and 'Home Sweet Hell'. What's more, Freeman was given important parts in 'Raising the Bar' and in the horror movie, 'The Wicked Within'.


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As of yet, the cause of death for the co-founder of Freeman Films is unclear but the tragic news has been confirmed by actor Ashley Benson ('Pretty Little Liars') via her social media. She posted a sweet picture of her with Freeman on Instagram and said: "I'll love you forever. RIP". In the caption, she wrote: "My thoughts are with the family & friends of Heath Freeman. RIP".


Reality TV star and former Miss USA, Shanna Moakler, was also among the first few to post updates, and Freeman's manager Joe S Montifiore confirmed the sad news to PEOPLE. Moakler wrote while posting a photo on Instagram: "Heartbroken to hear of the loss of my dear friend Heath Freeman, talented actor, director, producer, outstanding chef and a solid friend. You will be so dearly missed and I will cherish every amazing memory we all had.... and we have a lot of great ones!!Godspeed."


Details of Freeman's death are still under wraps and not released to the public. As of recently, Freeman was cast in the film 'Terror on the Prairie', directed by Michael Polish, alongside Gina Carano, and 'Devil's Fruit'. His notable works include his role as Benjamin Frank in an episode of 'NCIS' (2003), as well as his character portrayal of Gavin Dillon in 'Raising the Bar', from the years 2007-2009.