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RIP Heath Freeman: Death of actor shocks industry

Yasmine Leung November 15, 2021
RIP Heath Freeman: Death of actor shocks industry

Heath Freeman’s death became known after Shanna Moakler posted a heartfelt Instagram tribute to honour the actor and producer.

News of Heath Freeman’s passing surprised fans since it has only been confirmed by model Shanna Moakler.

She posted a photo alongside the actor captioned with:

“Heartbroken to hear of the loss of my dear friend Heath Freeman, talented actor, director, producer, outstanding chef and a solid friend. You will be so dearly missed and I will cherish every amazing memory we all had…. and we have a lot of great ones!! Godspeed”

Not much is known about the cause of death, but Shanna confirmed that he passed away in his sleep in his home in Austin, Texas.

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Who was Heath Freeman?

Not to be confused with Alden Global Capital’s managing director, the actor was born 23 June 1980, meaning that he passed away age 41.

The actor studied film and acting at New York University’s Tisch School Of Art, and entered the film industry in 2001, portraying Kevin in an episode of NBC’s ER.

He is best known, however, for his roles as Howard Epps in Bones, Gavin Dillon in Raising The Bar, and voice actor for Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Heath also wrote, produced and starred as Brent Burkham in Skateland alongside Ashley Greene.

When he’s not on the job, the actor is keen cook; his Instagram followers would know, seeing as he shared many recipes to his highlight reel.

How is Heath linked to Kelly Monaco?

Reports claim that the pair dated from 2010-2014 and made multiple red carpet appearances together, such as the premieres of Skateland and Red Riding Hood.

The General Hospital actress and Heath have remained friends though: in May 2020, the actor posted a birthday tribute, calling her his “best friend on Planet Earth”. They also attended a Grizzly Bear concert in September 2014.

A fan also commented that Heath took care of Kelly while she was recovering from hip surgery in 2018.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.