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Austin Majors, ‘NYPD Blue’ child actor, dies at 27


Los Angeles — Austin Majors, a former child actor who appeared for years on the ABC series “NYPD Blue,” has died at age 27.

According to the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner, Majors — who also went by Austin Majors-Setmajer — died Saturday. A cause of death has not been determined, and the case has been “deferred” pending examinatio­n.

Born Nov. 23, 1995, Majors was best known for his work as Theo Sipowicz, son to Dennis Franz’s Det. Andy Sipowicz, in “NYPD Blue” from 1999 to 2004. In 2002, he received a Young Artist award for his work on the series, which won 20 Emmys over its 12 seasons.

“NYPD Blue” also starred Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel and Bill Brochtrup.

Majors’ television credits also included episodes of “ER,” “NCIS,” “American Dad,” “Desperate Housewives” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

According to TMZ, which broke news of Majors’ death on Monday, the actor died at a homeless housing facility in Los Angeles.

In a statement shared with The Times, Clear Talent Group, which represente­d Majors, remembered the actor “as the caring, generous, and kindhearte­d individual that he was.”

“Austin took great joy and pride in his acting career,” Kali Majors-Raglin, the actor’s sister, said in a statement shared Monday with The Times. “From the time he was little, he never knew a stranger and his goal in life was to make people happy.”

Days before his death, Majors posted on his Instagram story that he “got to meet” Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and encouraged his followers to “look for me on Fox tonight.”

Majors graduated from USC in 2017 with a degree in cinematogr­aphy and film/video production. In recent years Majors worked as a photograph­er, videograph­er and documentar­ian, according to his LinkedIn page.

His additional film and television credits included “Treasure Planet,” “Brother Bear,” “Elf,” “Threshold” and “According to Jim.” Majors also released music under the name Pope!.

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