Actor Eddie Hassell shot dead

US actor Eddie Hassell has died aged 30 after being shot in Texas on Sunday morning.

The star was best known for his roles in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right, and the NBC TV show Surface.

Hassell’s representatives confirmed the news of his death.

The actor was killed in what appeared to be a carjacking, although the incident was still being investigated.

According to the New York Times, the actor was shot outside his girlfriend’s apartment in a suburb of Dallas at around 01:00 on Sunday and died in hospital soon after.

Actor Eddie Hassell shot dead

Paying tribute, actor Gary Cairns tweeted: “R.I.P. Eddie Hassell… Tragic. So talented and full of life. You’ll be missed, my friend.”

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“This is so devastating. My heart and thoughts are with Eddie Hassell’s family,” added actress Allie Gonino. “A beautiful talent has taken too soon.”

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