Another young talent lost too soon. Austin Majors, the former child star best known for his role on the hit drama NYPD Blue, died at just 27 from an accidental fentanyl overdose, ScandalsMag has learned exclusively.
This heartbreaking news confirms the worst fears about yet another Hollywood drug death. Sadly, fentanyl has become an epidemic, killing scores of celebrities and devastating families.
Once a rising star who charmed audiences on NYPD Blue, ER, and more, Majors saw his career fade over the last decade as he struggled with addiction. His tragic overdose occurred at a Los Angeles homeless housing facility in February, though the cause was only just confirmed.
Majors looked destined for greatness after starring in 48 episodes of NYPD Blue alongside Denis Franz in the late 90s. But when stardom dried up, so did opportunities to stay sober and healthy.
The sinister side of child fame and the exploitative Hollywood machine of investigated. Were predators and pushers lurking even back when Majors was an innocent boy? Did the industry chew him up and spit him out?
The family’s heartfelt statement only hints at the pain and loss surrounding Majors’ decline into addiction. How many more child performers will meet the same end?
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