The infamous “NYPD Blue” child actor who played the character of Theo Sipowicz, died on Saturday. However, his cause of death has not been confirmed yet.
According to the medical examiner, his cause of death is still under investigation, as the autopsy is set to be completed along with final reports of toxicology expected to be completed soon.
Austin’s Sister Mourned Over Her Brother’s Death
Austin Major’s sister, Kali Majors-Raglin confirmed her brother’s death –she added a statement on behalf of the family along with the declaration.
“Austin Majors was an artistic, brilliant, and kind human being. Austin took great joy and pride in his acting career. From the time he was little, he never knew a stranger and his goal in life was to make people happy,” the statement reads.
The statement followed, “He grew up in a small town where he loved camping and fishing with his family and Boy Scout Troop. He loved his dog, Sunny, and the horse he grew up riding, Balla.” the statement added that he graduated from High School being an active Eagle Scout and went on to attend USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a passion to direct and produce music.
The statement also shared some of the memories of growing up with his younger sister. It expressed his experience with his younger sister volunteering at events like “Kids with Cause”, and backpacking together. The statement concluded by remembering him as a kind son, brother, grandson, and nephew. Who made them proud and would be missed for the rest of their lives.
Before concluding the statement, she said that they used to spend quality time together when they were children. Upon his death, she disclosed she had been watching old clips and other videos of his brother on YouTube. “There’s some pretty funny stuff on there that’s been bringing a smile to our faces,” she added.
Following his demise, Philip Marcus, director at Clear Talent Group, which represented most of the Austin Major’s career, recalled the actor as a “caring, generous, and kindhearted individual”. They added that “A Graduate from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a passion for directing and music producing, Austin’s talents were boundless.” They added that “most people remember him as young Theo Sipowics on ABC’s “NYPD Blue” and the voice of Young Jim in Disney’s “Treasure Planet.”
The statement concluded following their spread of condolences and prayers toward his family and friends.
Prior to a day before his death, Austin Major posted his story on his Instagram handle about his meeting with Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, and in it, he wrote “look for me on Fox tonight.” to encourage the followers to follow up with him.
Austin Majors was given birth on November 23, 1995, in the USA. He was an actor as well as a scholar, who skipped a grade and bagged high marks – topping second in his class in high school. He completed his majors in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California in the School of Cinematic Arts. He also learned music production as part of the extra curriculum.
At the age of 14, he earned the highest rank in Eagle scouting. In addition, he volunteered with a variety of charitable foundations such as Kids with a Cause, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center.
Apart from his work, he enjoyed backpacking, riding horses, attending concerts traveling, and making his own films.
He also won Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television series for his work in “NYPD Blue” in 2002 and was nominated for the same in 2003 and 2004. He received another nomination for Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role in “Treasure Planet.”