The mysterious death of actor Joey Morgan at age 28
The Hollywood Reporter brought shocking news: the body of American actor Joey Morgan, age 28, had been found dead last Sunday, November 21.
The cause of death has not been clarified. According to People magazine, the actor's manager has declined to give any explanation.
The official statement confirming the actor's death says: "Joey Morgan passed away early Sunday morning. It was a shock and devastated all of us who loved him."
"He will be dearly missed. We hope everyone understands how painful this is for his loved ones and can respect boundaries and allow them to grieve in private," the statement concludes.
Not much is known about Joey Morgan's life story, because he only started acting a few years ago. We do know that he was born in Chicago.
Joey Morgan had been striving for fame and success in Hollywood for years. He shot his first feature film in 2015.
Among Joey Morgan's works is the film 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.'
In the movie, released in 2015, his character Augie Foster joins fellow scouts Ben (Tye Sheridan) and Carter (Logan Miller) on a fun adventure to face the zombies that have invaded the city.
In 'Compadres', released in 2016, he shares a leading role with actor Omar Chaparro (left in the photo).
In 'Compadres,' Joey is Vic, a 17-year-old hacker who helps former Mexican policeman Diego Garza (Omar Chaparro) find Santos, the real culprit in a crime that has landed him unjustly in jail.
The actor also appeared in 'Flower', an independent film directed by Max Winkler and starring Zoey Deutch (pictured right) and Adam Scott. It was released in 2017.
In the film, he plays Luke Sherman, an 18-year-old who has emotional disorders and participates in a plot with Erica, the daughter of his father's girlfriend, to get revenge on a teacher who abused him.
Critics praised his performance in 'Flower,' and it may have been his best role. In the picture, he poses with the rest of the cast at the Tribeca Festival.
2020 saw the last movie in which he appeared: 'Max Reload and the Nether Blasters.' Then, in 2021, his career was suddenly cut off. Hollywood lost an actor who could have gone far.
Zoey Deutch, who worked with Joey Morgan on 'Flower', wrote an emotional goodbye to him via Instagram: "Rest in peace, Joey. A deeply kind, talented, special person. We love you."
The reasons for his enigmatic death have yet to be clarified. At the moment, no media or spokespersons have given details about his passing. The demise of Joey Morgan therefore becomes another Hollywood mystery.