Eddie Hassell, actor in The Kids Are All Right and Surface, dies at 30 after being shot

Actor Eddie Hassell, best known for his roles in 2010's The Kids Are All Right and the US TV show Surface, has died after being shot in Texas, Hassell's manager tells Variety. He was 30.

According to his representative, Hassell died after being shot on Sunday morning in what appears to be a carjacking, although the incident is still being investigated.

Hassell was born on July 16, 1990 in Corsicana, Texas. He held several small roles throughout the 2000s and 2010s, most notably as Clay in the 2010 film The Kids Are All Right, also starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. He also played Phil Nance on NBC's sci-fi series Surface, acting alongside Leighton Meester and Lake Bell.

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Cast member Eddie Hassell poses at the premiere of "jOBS" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Eddie Hassell arrives at the special screening of "Jobs" at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Eddie Hassell attends the premiere party for "Devious Maids" at the Bel-Air Bay Club on Monday, June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Cast member Eddie Hassell poses at the premiere of "jOBS" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Eddie Hassell attends the premiere party for "Devious Maids" at the Bel-Air Bay Club on Monday, June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Eddie Hassell at the Global Green USA 8th annual pre-Oscar party at Avalon in Hollywood, California. February 23, 2011 © MPI20 / MediaPunch Inc. /IPX
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Eddie Hassell at the screening of Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films' 'Jobs' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: mpi29/MediaPunch Inc. /IPX
PASADENA, CA - JUNE 23: Actor Eddie Hassell attends Padres Contra El Cancer's 6th Annual "Stand For HOPE!" 5K Charity Run/Walk at Rose Bowl on June 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)
Actor Eddie Hassell arrives at the premiere of Jobs held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Actor Eddie Hassell arrives at the screening of Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films' "Jobs" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Eddie Hassell attends Kari Feinstein's Pre-Golden Globes Style Lounge at the W Hollywood on January 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 16: Actor Eddie Hassell attends the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards nominees cocktail reception at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills on June 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Eddie Hassell attends Day 1 of the GBK Oscar Globes Gift Lounge at W Hollywood on February 25, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
Actor Eddie Hassell attends Kari Feinsteins Academy Awards Style Lounge at Montage Beverly Hills on February 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Eddie Hassell attends Rolling Stone's awards weekend bash at Drai's Hollywood on February 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Eddie Hassell attends The X-Box Miracle of Music Benefit in Honor of the 2011 American Music Awards at Siren Studios on November 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brent Harrison/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Eddie Hassell attends Kari Feinstein's Pre-Golden Globes Style Lounge at the W Hollywood on January 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Eddie Hassell attends Kari Feinstein's Pre-Golden Globes Style Lounge at the W Hollywood on January 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Eddie Hassell (L) and Chase Parsons attend Kari Feinstein's Pre-Golden Globes Style Lounge at the W Hollywood on January 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
Actor Eddie Hassell attends Kari Feinsteins Academy Awards Style Lounge at Montage Beverly Hills on February 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anna Webber/WireImage)
Actor Eddie Hassell attends the Golden Globes Gift Lounge at The London Hotel on January 14, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actor Eddie Hassell attends the Infinity Sun booth at the Kari Feinstein Sundance Style Lounge on January 23, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
Actor Eddie Hassell attends the Smashbox Tweet House on January 24, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)
Actor Eddie Hassell arrives at "The Kids Are All Right" premiere during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival held at Regal Cinemas at LA Live Downtown on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Beyond acting, Hassell was an avid surfer and skateboarder. In a 2013 interview with Elle, Hassell said: "Skateboarding's 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 LA, I got into skating. I did all my own stunts. I'm into anything with a board: surfing, wakeboarding."

- This article first appeared on Variety

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