Bones alum Heath Freeman passes away, age 41, ‘in his sleep’

Freeman Film co-founder and character actor Heath Freeman passed away, age 41, ‘in his sleep’ at home in Austin, TX on Saturday.

Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley Benson Instastoried: ‘I’ll love you forever @heathmonster RIP.’

Miss New York 1995 Shanna Moakler was so ‘heartbroken’ she shared two tributes to her ‘dear friend’ Heath on social media. 

RIP: Freeman Film co-founder and character actor Heath Freeman passed away, age 41, in his sleep at home in Austin, TX on Saturday (pictured in 2020)

‘A 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!’ the 46-year-old ex-wife of Travis Barker wrote.

‘Godspeed beautiful friend, I will miss your laugh and cherish our great times. [Thank you] for making this life exciting and fun.’

Freeman wrote, produced, and played Brent Burkham in Anthony Burns’ 2010 drama Skateland alongside Shiloh Fernandez and Ashley Greene.

‘He was the big brother I always wanted. He was so smart, so charming, so deep, so generous and such a damn force of nature – like I’d never seen before,’ Shiloh wrote.

Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley Benson Instastoried: 'I'll love you forever @heathmonster RIP'

Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley Benson Instastoried: ‘I’ll love you forever @heathmonster RIP’

'You will be so dearly missed!' Miss New York 1995 Shanna Moakler (R) was so 'heartbroken' she shared two tributes to her 'dear friend' Heath on social media

‘You will be so dearly missed!’ Miss New York 1995 Shanna Moakler (R) was so ‘heartbroken’ she shared two tributes to her ‘dear friend’ Heath on social media

The 46-year-old ex-wife of Travis Barker wrote: 'Godspeed beautiful friend, I will miss your laugh and cherish our great times. [Thank you] for making this life exciting and fun'

The 46-year-old ex-wife of Travis Barker wrote: ‘Godspeed beautiful friend, I will miss your laugh and cherish our great times. [Thank you] for making this life exciting and fun’

‘And I was so lucky to be embraced as his little brother – it brought me so much magic. So much magic. I’m so beyond grateful for every second I had with you, @heathmonster – and everyone who he loved that I in turn, get to love – I’m grateful to him for them as well. I hate to do this but this man deserves a hearty goodbye for now because he was a damn comet, and those don’t come around too often.’

Heath – who attended NYU Tisch and the University of Texas – was perhaps best known for portraying serial killer Howard Epps in Fox’s Bones between 2005-2007.

Freeman – who did guest stints on ER, NCIS, The Closer, and Without a Trace – memorably played Gavin Dillon in seven episodes of TNT legal drama Raising the Bar between 2008-2009.

The 12 Mighty Orphans actor voiced several characters over four episodes of Starz! animated series Spartacus: Blood and Sand – Motion Comic in 2010.

Mastermind: Freeman wrote, produced, and played Brent Burkham in Anthony Burns' 2010 drama Skateland alongside Shiloh Fernandez (L) and Ashley Greene (M)

Mastermind: Freeman wrote, produced, and played Brent Burkham in Anthony Burns’ 2010 drama Skateland alongside Shiloh Fernandez (L) and Ashley Greene (M)

Shiloh wrote: 'He was the big brother I always wanted. He was so smart, so charming, so deep, so generous and such a damn force of nature...this man deserves a hearty goodbye for now because he was a damn comet, and those don't come around too often'

Shiloh wrote: ‘He was the big brother I always wanted. He was so smart, so charming, so deep, so generous and such a damn force of nature…this man deserves a hearty goodbye for now because he was a damn comet, and those don’t come around too often’

Heath completed work on two films before his death – Michael Polish’s 2022 western Terror on the Prairie and Lee Roy Kunz’s 2022 Cuban drama Devil’s Fruit.

‘I was just giving you a big wrap party hug a week ago. I wanted to keep you for a lifetime and now I am going to carry you for a lifetime in my heart,’ his Terror on the Prairie castmate Gina Carano wrote.

‘I didn’t know our journey would be cut this short and my heart is shattering. I wanted so much more time to laugh, cry, create, live, love with your friendship. Heath truly was so special, so fierce and precious, protective gentle and brave. He made me feel safe. He took care of everyone around him. I am so blessed to know him for the time I did. Rest In Peace Heath Freeman.. my sweet, passionate friend. I’ll be missing you and praying for your loved ones.’

Daniel Day Lewis and Isabelle Adjani’s son Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis also paid tribute to his fallen Terror on the Prairie co-star.

Chilling: Heath - who attended NYU Tisch and the University of Texas - was perhaps best known for portraying serial killer Howard Epps in Fox's Bones between 2005-2007

Chilling: Heath – who attended NYU Tisch and the University of Texas – was perhaps best known for portraying serial killer Howard Epps in Fox’s Bones between 2005-2007

Big gig: Freeman - who did guest stints on ER, NCIS, The Closer, and Without a Trace - played Gavin Dillon in seven episodes of TNT legal drama Raising the Bar between 2008-2009

Big gig: Freeman – who did guest stints on ER, NCIS, The Closer, and Without a Trace – played Gavin Dillon in seven episodes of TNT legal drama Raising the Bar between 2008-2009

‘There is nothing that I could say which could ever possibly do your existence justice, Heath,’ the 26-year-old actor – who plays The Kid – wrote.

‘We formed such a strong bond from the start, and you became a mentor to me. Watching you work was such a privilege. Your charisma, your talent, your humor, your passion, and your red hot Irish temper will be dearly missed. I’m so sorry you won’t be here to see what we made together. I’ll miss laughing with you my brother aka “Gold Heath.” Rest easy.’

Freeman is survived by his brother Brandon and his best friend -General Hospital actress Kelly Monaco – whom he dated from 2010-2014.

In the can: The 12 Mighty Orphans actor completed work on two films before his death - Michael Polish's 2022 western Terror on the Prairie (pictured) and Lee Roy Kunz's 2022 Cuban drama Devil's Fruit

In the can: The 12 Mighty Orphans actor completed work on two films before his death – Michael Polish’s 2022 western Terror on the Prairie (pictured) and Lee Roy Kunz’s 2022 Cuban drama Devil’s Fruit

Heath's Terror on the Prairie castmate Gina Carano (L) wrote: 'I wanted to keep you for a lifetime and now I am going to carry you for a lifetime in my heart. I didn't know our journey would be cut this short and my heart is shattering'

Heath’s Terror on the Prairie castmate Gina Carano (L) wrote: ‘I wanted to keep you for a lifetime and now I am going to carry you for a lifetime in my heart. I didn’t know our journey would be cut this short and my heart is shattering’

'We formed such a strong bond from the start, and you became a mentor to me': Daniel Day Lewis and Isabelle Adjani's son Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis (R) also paid tribute to his fallen Terror on the Prairie co-star

‘We formed such a strong bond from the start, and you became a mentor to me’: Daniel Day Lewis and Isabelle Adjani’s son Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis (R) also paid tribute to his fallen Terror on the Prairie co-star

‘I think all the failures you have as an actor, it either breaks you or makes you stronger. I believe in that. And I’m fatalistic to certain extent in my career,’ The Seventh Day star told the Daily Actor in 2011.

‘I mean, I believe there’s certain things that would have gone to series or whatever, I wouldn’t be where I am today at all, not a bit, or be the person I am today. I probably would’ve been a brat. For me, that’s the process of an artist as well.

‘I mean, if you’re a painter you keep painting, it doesn’t matter if you’re selling the paintings, but you evolve as a painter, as an artist. I think it’s the same with acting or filmmaking.’

No comment so far: Freeman is survived by his brother Brandon and his best friend - General Hospital actress Kelly Monaco (L, pictured in 2011) - whom he dated from 2010-2014

No comment so far: Freeman is survived by his brother Brandon and his best friend – General Hospital actress Kelly Monaco (L, pictured in 2011) – whom he dated from 2010-2014

The Seventh Day star (pictured in 2019) told the Daily Actor in 2011: 'I think all the failures you have as an actor, it either breaks you or makes you stronger. I believe in that. And I'm fatalistic to certain extent in my career'

The Seventh Day star (pictured in 2019) told the Daily Actor in 2011: ‘I think all the failures you have as an actor, it either breaks you or makes you stronger. I believe in that. And I’m fatalistic to certain extent in my career’

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