“Bones” actor dies in his sleep


KEY POINTS

  • Shanna Moakler says her friend Heath Freeman died in her sleep at her Austin, Texas home
  • ‘Pretty Little Liars’ alum Ashley Benson paid tribute to the late actor on social media
  • Freeman’s death has been confirmed by his manager, but the cause of his death has not been disclosed

Heath Freeman, who graced the small screen as the calculating killer on Fox’s “Bones”, died on Sunday. He was 41 years old.

Freeman’s disappearance was first announced by friends in the industry, with Shanna Moakler among the first to pay tribute to him on social media.

The model turned reality TV star took to Instagram to share a photo of them together and wrote: “Heartbroken to learn of the loss of my dear friend Heath Freeman, talented actor, director, producer, chef exceptional and solid friend. “

Travis Barker’s ex-wife continued, “We will miss you so much and I will cherish all the amazing memories we have had… and we have a lot of good ones !! Good luck.”

‘Pretty Little Liars’ alum Ashley Benson also paid tribute to the late actor by uploading a photo she took with Freeman to her Instagram Story. “I will love you forever @heathmonster RIP,” she captioned the post, according to the Independent.

His manager confirmed the news of his death to Entertainment Weekly. No official statement on the causes of Freeman’s death has been released so far. However, Moakler revealed in an interaction with one of his fans in the comments section that Freeman “passed in his sleep” at his Austin, Texas home.

Freeman was relatively active on social media before his death. He shared cooking videos and recipes on Instagram, and he also loved sharing photos from his garden.

On the career side, Freeman was best known for playing Howard Epps, the first serial killer featured in the first two seasons of “Bones”. Her other television and film credits include “ER”, “NCIS”, “No Trace”, “Raising The Bar”, “The Seventh Day” and “12 Mighty Orphans”.

He has also frequently starred in independent films, including “Dark Was The Night,” “Home Sweet Hell,” “The Wicked Within,” “Warrior Road,” and “The Outlaw Johnny Black,” according to Looper.

Freeman’s latest projects are “Devil’s Fruit” and “Terror on the Prairie,” slated for release in 2022, as reported on his IMDb page.

The late actor studied theater and film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and at the University of Texas at Austin.

Pictured: Actors Heath Freeman (left) and Kelly Monaco attend Star Magazine’s “All Hollywood” event at Trousdale on April 3, 2011 in West Hollywood, California., Photo: David Livingston / Getty Images


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