Actor Heath Freeman of ‘Bones,’ ‘NCIS’ found dead at Austin home


Actor Heath Freeman of “Skateland” at the Gibson Guitar Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Monday Jan. 25, 2010. (Katy Winn/AP Images for Gibson Guitar)

AUSTIN (WFLA/KXAN) — Actor and producer Heath Freeman, known for his roles in “NCIS” and “Bones,” died at his Austin home, his manager confirmed Tuesday.

According to NBC News, manager Joe S. Montifiore confirmed his death Tuesday morning, although the circumstances surrounding Freeman’s death are not yet known. KXAN reached out to Austin police, who said officers were called and responded to the 500 block of East Mary Street in south Austin at 8:46 p.m. Nov. 13. APD said the investigation “is still active and ongoing.”

“We are truly devastated at the loss of our beloved Heath Freeman,” Montifiore said in a statement to NBC. “A brilliant human being with an intense and soulful spirit, he leaves us with an indelible imprint in our hearts.”

Model and actress Shanna Moakler said Freeman died at his home in Austin, PEOPLE reported.

Freeman’s IMDb page says he played killer Howard Epps on “Bones” from 2005 to 2007 and Benjamin Frank on “NCIS.”

Freeman was also set to appear in two new films: “Devil’s Fruit” and “Terror on the Prairie,” according to the page.

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