Star Of ‘NYPD Blue’ Dies At 27
If you watched the show “NYPD Blue,” you probably remember the character Theo Sipowicz, the son of Det. Andy Sipowicz. Theo was played by child actor Austin Majors. He was on the show for 48 episodes that spanned 7 seasons. His last episode on the show aired in 2004.
Unfortunately, now it is has been confirmed that Majors has died at the age of 27. He was found dead at a homeless facility in Los Angeles on February 11, 2023. The cause of death is still under investigation, but according to a source that spoke to TMZ, it’s believed that Majors may have died from a fentanyl overdose.
Majors’ family released a statement about his death. They shared, “Austin Majors (Setmajer-Raglin) 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.”
His family reminisced about Majors’ childhood and education. They wrote, “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. He graduated Salutatorian in High School while being an active Eagle Scout and member of the community. He went on to graduate from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a passion of directing and music producing.”
His family also included memories from Majors’ sister, writing, “Austin’s younger sister, Kali, says her fondest memories with Austin were growing up on set with him, volunteering at events with ‘Kids With a Cause’, and backpacking together. Austin was the kind of son, brother, grandson, and nephew that made us proud and we will miss him deeply forever.”
Watch the video below to learn more about Majors’ life, career and untimely death.
Besides “NYPD Blue,” Majors also acted on shows including “Hercules,” “According to Jim,” “Desperate Housewives,” and his very last role which was on “How I Met Your Mother” in 2009.
Rest in peace.