loading...

02 November 2020 16:40

American Idol Nikki McKibbin Justin Guarini

Eddie Hassell, 'Surface' actor, killed in Texas shooting at age 30

Shooting in Dallas suburb appears to be connected to a carjacking and no arrests have been made Eddie Hassell, Surface and The Kids Are All Right actor, killed in Texas shooting The actor Eddie Hassell, known for his roles in the NBC show Surface and the 2010 film The Kids Are All Right, has died after a shooting in Texas, police said. The shooting happened early on Sunday in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, police said. Grand Prairie police said in a statement that officers responded to a report of a shooting and found Hassell suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. A representative for Hassell told Variety the shooting appeared to be connected to a carjacking.

Grand Prairie police said the motive remained under investigation, but that a car had been taken from the scene of the shooting. No arrests have been made, but police said the car has since been recovered. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community.

It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close Eddie Hassell, an actor best known for his role on NBC's "Surface," was shot dead in Texas on Sunday morning, his manager confirmed to NBC News. He was 30 years old. Police in Grand Prairie, Texas, said they responded to shooting at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday where they found Hassell, of Waco, "suffering from apparent gunshot wounds." Hassell's manager said he was shot in the stomach. Officers gave first aid to the actor, who was then transported to a nearby hospital where he died, police said.

At the time of the shooting, Hassell was outside his girlfriend's apartment, his manager said. His girlfriend was in the apartment when the shooting occurred, but she did not see the assailant, according to Hassell's manager. Police said they have not yet identified a motive or a suspect in the shooting, but confirmed a car was taken from the scene. An investigation is ongoing, and no other details were immediately available. Hassell also guest-starred in the television show, "Devious Maids" and the Academy Award-nominated movie, "The Kids Are All Right," according to his IMDb page.

Image via Getty 30-year-old actor Eddie Hassell has been tragically killed in Texas, USA, his manager has confirmed. The actor, best known for his roles in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film 'The Kids Are All Right' and the NBC TV show 'Surface', was killed in what appears to be a carjacking in Texas, his manager told Variety. Grand Prairie Police also confirmed the news with a series of Tweets which read: "On Sunday, November 1, 2020, at around 1:50 a.m., Grand Prairie Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 3000 block of West Bardin Road. Upon arrival, officers located victim Eddie Hassell, 30, of Waco, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The statement continued: "Officers rendered first aid to the victim and he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The motive is still under investigation but detectives can confirm a car was taken from the scene and later recovered. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect(s) involved. @GPCrimeStopper3 is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. Tips can be submitted anonymously at 972-988-8477 or online at 3/3 — Grand Prairie Police (@GrandPrairiePD) November 2, 2020 Born on July 16th, 1990, Eddie Hassell played a number of movie and TV roles throughout his career including the role of Clay in 'The Kids Are All Right' also starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. He also played the character of Phil Nance on NBC's sci-fi series 'Surface' acting alongside Leighton Meester and Lake Bell. His TV appearances also include Aaron Sorkin's 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,' 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' 'Oliver Beene,' 'Joan of Arcadia,' ''Til Death,' 'Southland,' 'Bones,' 'Devious Maids' and 'Longmire'. His other movie appearances include '2012', 'The Family Tree', the 2013 Steve Jobs biopic 'Jobs', 'Family Weekend', 'House of Dust', 'Warrior Road' and 'Bomb City'. The shooting incident is still being investigated. (Reuters) - Actor Eddie Hassell, best known for his roles in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film "The Kids Are All Right" and the NBC TV show "Surface," died after being shot in Texas on Sunday, U.S. media reported, citing the actor's representative. Hassell was shot Sunday morning in what appeared to be a carjacking, although the incident was still being investigated, entertainment news website Variety reported. The New York Times reported that Hassell was shot outside his girlfriend's apartment in Grand Prairie, a Dallas suburb, around 1 a.m. on Sunday. His representative told the newspaper that Hassell was shot in the abdomen and taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. The circumstances that led to the shooting were not immediately clear. The actor played Phil Nance on NBC's science fiction series "Surface," acting alongside Leighton Meester and Lake Bell and appearing in 10 episodes. In the 2010 movie "The Kids Are All Right," Hassell played Clay, a pill-snorting teenager.