Actor Heath Freeman of ‘Bones’ and ‘NCIS,’ dies at 41, cause unknown

Well-known actor Heath Freeman, 41, died this week, according to his publicist. As of this writing, a cause of death hasn’t been released, according to the New York Post

Freeman enjoyed a successful television career, making his most notable performances on the hit Fox series Bones, and CBS’s NCIS, though he has a long list of additional television credits to his name, according to his IMDB filmography.

The young actor’s manager, Joe Montifiore, released a statement Monday confirming his client’s unfortunate death, praising Freeman as “brilliant,” and calling attention to his generosity to those within his circle.

“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,” Montifiore wrote. “He was extremely proud of his recent film work and was very excited for the next chapter of his career.”

He added: “His life was filled with deep loyalty, affection, and generosity toward his family and friends, and an extraordinary zest for life.”

A number of celebrities and others in the television and film industry he’s worked with over the years posted touching tributes to their friend on social media.

“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,” Montifiore concluded. “May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.”

Freeman was reportedly a native of Longview, Texas, and was found Monday deceased in his Austin-based residence. He was set to appear in the upcoming movie, Devil’s Fruit.