Child Star Austin Majors’ Shocking Fentanyl Overdose Death — The Disturbing New Normal in Hollywood

Austin Mayor smiling at a younger age
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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?

As fen­tanyl deaths explode in Hol­ly­wood, Scan­dals­Mag expos­es the cri­sis that’s steal­ing chil­dren and destroy­ing fam­i­lies. Help us inves­ti­gate the dead­ly secrets behind these tragedies. Sign up for email updates to receive break­ing news on Hol­ly­wood’s addic­tion epidemic.

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