Surface actor Eddie Hassell 'shot outside girlfriend's apartment'

Actor Eddie Hassell was said to be waiting outside his girlfriend’s apartment in Texas when he was shot dead at the age of 30 yesterday.

The TV star, best known for shows like Surface and The Kids Are Alright, was shot and killed on Sunday morning in what appears to be a carjacking, his reps told TMZ.

An official investigation is underway.

They said Hassell was outside his girlfriend’s apartment in Texas when the tragic incident happened.

The actor, who was born on July 16 1990 in Corsicana, Texas, built up a host of TV appearances with shows including Devious Maids, where he played Eddie Suarez, and Family Weekend.

He also appeared in films such as 2012, Jobs, Longmire and Southland.

Most notably, Hassell portrayed Clay in the 2010 movie The Kids Are All Right, alongside Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. He also played Phil Nance on NBC’s sci-fi series Surface, which also stars Leighton Meester and Lake Bell.

The actor made his last film appearance 2017’s Oh Lucy!, which followed a lonely woman living in Tokyo who decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy. The movie also starred Josh Harnett.

Tributes have flooded in for Eddie on social media, with Bomb City Films writing: ‘We are devastated to learn that one of our lead actors and family members was taken from us this morning way too soon.

‘Please keep us and Eddie’s family in your prayers.’

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