Eddie Hassell, an American actor best known for playing Phil Nance in ‘Surface’, a science fiction series by NBC, has passed on at 30.


According to The New York Times, the movie star, who was also known for his role in ‘The Kids Are All Right’, a 2010 Oscar-nominated film, was shot to death in Texas on Sunday.

“Mr. Hassell was shot outside his girlfriend’s apartment in Grand Prairie, a Dallas suburb, around 1 am. He was shot in the abdomen and taken to a nearby hospital, where he died,” Alan Mills, his representative, told the newspaper.

The circumstances that led to the shooting, however, remain unknown.


In a statement to ET, a spokesperson for the Grand Prairie police department said: “The motive is still under investigation but detectives can confirm a car was taken from the scene and later recovered.”

Hassell was born on July 16, 1990, in Corsicana, Texas, near Dallas.

In a 2013 interview with Elle, he spoke about his love for skating and how it helped him get a role in commercials.


“Skateboarding has been a huge part of my life, it also got me cast in commercials. I was into horseback riding and rodeos in Texas and when I moved to L.A., I got into skating. I did all my own stunts. I’m into anything with a board: surfing, wakeboarding,” he had said.

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