How did Joey Morgan die? 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' actor was 28

Christopher Landon, who wrote and directed Morgan's first feature film 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse', confirmed the actor's death on Twitter


                            How did Joey Morgan die? 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' actor was 28
Morgan appeared in Max Winkler’s 2017 indie comedy 'Flower' (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Joey Morgan, known for his role in 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse', died at the age of 28 on Sunday, November 21. No cause of death has been confirmed yet. A statement from his rep read: "Joey Morgan passed away early Sunday morning. It was a shock and devastated all of us who loved him. He will be dearly missed. We hope everyone understands how painful this is for his loved ones and can respect boundaries and allow them to grieve in private." Filmmaker Christopher Landon, who wrote and directed Morgan's first feature film 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse', confirmed the actor's tragic death on Twitter.

"Joey Morgan came into my life nearly 9 years ago when I made Scouts. He was quiet, funny, intelligent and thoughtful. And when the cameras rolled he was magnetic. He passed today and the news is heartbreaking. I am honored to have known him," Christopher Landon wrote, sharing a behind-the-scenes picture with Morgan and other co-stars on the 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' set.

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Social media pays tribute

Social mourned the tragic death of Morgan, with tributes pouring in on Twitter. "Rest in peace joey morgan scouts guide still my favorite movie of all time man everybody dying," a user wrote on Twitter, while another wrote, "Genuinely feel sick to my stomach typing this. rest in peace joey morgan:( scouts guide is a huge comfort movie to me, u were incredible." "Crushed to hear the news of joey morgan’s passing. flower is one of my favorite indie films and his phenomenal performance hugely stood out to me. such a cruel world. rest in peace, joey," another user wrote.



 



 



 

"R.I.P TO THIS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS ACTOR JOEY MORGAN WHO WAS 28," wrote one user. "Fentanyl or the #ClotShot Young people are dropping dead like a hard rain falling… Joey Morgan passes away at just 28 years of age," wrote a user, while another wrote, "#RIPJoeyMorgan YOUNG STAR GONE! Joey Morgan dead: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse actor dies aged 28".



 



 



 

Morgan starred in the action-comedy 'Compadres' in 2016, before he appeared in Max Winkler’s 2017 indie comedy 'Flower'. His final role was in 2020’s 'Max Reload and the Nether Blasters'. He also appeared in the Netflix series 'Sierra Burgess is a Loser' in 2018. Among many who paid tribute to Morgan was his 'Flower' castmate Zoey Deutch, who shared a picture of herself and Morgan on Instagram with the caption, "Rest in peace Joey. A deeply kind, talented, special person. We love you."