Actor Heath Freeman Dies At 41


Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Heath Freeman, most known for playing killer Howard Epps on the Fox series “Bones,” has died. He was 41 years old at the time and his cause of death has yet to be determined.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Joe Montifiore, the actor’s manager, announced his death on Monday in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, “We are truly devastated at the loss of our beloved Heath Freeman. A brilliant human being with an intense and soulful spirit, he leaves us with an indelible imprint in our hearts.”

“His life was filled with deep loyalty, affection, and generosity toward his family and friends, and an extraordinary zest for life. He was extremely proud of his recent film work and was very excited for the next chapter of his career.”

“His remarkable legacy as a son, brother, uncle, friend, extraordinarily gifted actor and producer, consummate cook, and man with the most infectious and spectacular laugh, will live on forever. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him,” Montifiore concluded.

Friends and co-stars went to social media to express their condolences and pay sincere respects to the actor. Former Miss USA and reality TV star, Shanna Moakler, was the first to post about Freeman’s passing by writing a heartfelt farewell to the actor on Instagram.

“Heartbroken to hear of the loss of my dear friend Heath Freeman, talented actor, director, producer, outstanding chef and a solid friend. You will be so dearly missed and I will cherish every amazing memory we all had…. and we have a lot of great ones!! Godspeed,” she composed.

She also posted a tribute on Twitter alongside series of pictures with him, “Godspeed beautiful friend, I will miss your laugh and cherish our great times… ty for making this life exciting and fun”

Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, who recently worked with Freeman, likewise posted his own tribute, “There is nothing that I could say which could ever possibly do your existence justice, Heath.”

“We formed such a strong bond from the start, and you became a mentor to me. Watching you work was such a privilege,” he concluded. “Your charisma, your talent, your humor, your passion and your red hot Irish temper will be dearly missed.”

Heath Freeman was an actor and producer, known for his role as Gavin Dillon in the American legal drama television series “Raising the Bar”, as well as appearances on “NCIS,” “The Closer,” “Without a Trace,” “Tru Calling,” and “Skateland.”

Before a spate of 2021 roles, he was the voice of various characters in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand – Motion Comic,” and his recent work mostly consisted of big-screen parts in films such as the 2014 thriller “Dark Was the Night.”

Reactions to NCIS Actor Heath Freeman Has Passed Away

rest easy heath freeman. howard epps haunted my pre-teen dreams, you were splendid at your craft.

Keeping Heath Freeman’s family and loved ones in my thoughts as they grieve his sudden passing 😢🙏🏻

RIP Heath Freeman..., you were great in Star Trek!

RIP Heath Freeman 🙏🏼❤️😢

Gee, I wonder what caused 41 yr old Hollywood star Heath Freeman die 'in his sleep?' Another 'rare' death?

What do you think?