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