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Actor Eddie Hassell Killed In Texas Shooting At 30

Eddie Hassell

Eddie Hassell | Image: Getty/Jason LaVeris

Actor Eddie Hassell, who was best known for his roles in “Surface” and “Devious Maids,” was shot to death on Sunday in Texas. He was 30 years old.

According to the Police in Grand Prairie, Texas, who responded to shooting at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, Hassell was found “suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.” Hassell’s manager said he was shot in the stomach.


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.

Officers gave first aid to the actor, who was then transported to a nearby hospital where he died, police said.

According to Variety, Hassell’s representative reported the shooting appeared to be a carjacking, but the incident is still being investigated. A spokesperson for the Grand Prairie Police Department released a statement to ET saying: “The motive is still under investigation but detectives can confirm a car was taken from the scene and later recovered.”

Shortly after Hassell’s death, his girlfriend posted a series of photos of them together on her Instagram page:

“You were dearer to me than all the bats in all the caves in the world, @eddie_hassell. I loved you more than the sky in Texas,” she wrote.

“You made me more mad than anyone I’ve ever met, and I loved every ounce of you for it. Rest In Peace. You’ll always have my heart.”

Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect or suspects and are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.

Eddie Hassell moved from Texas to Los Angeles when he was 11 years old to pursue an acting career. He guest-starred in the television show, “Devious Maids” and the Academy Award-nominated movie, “The Kids Are All Right”. He was also known for his recurring role on the NBC mystery drama “Surface” and also appeared in the 2013 film “Jobs” starring Ashton Kutcher.

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