Joey Morgan, star of ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,’ has passed away at the age of 28.
A representative commenting on behalf of the star’s friends and family released the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter concerning Morgan’s recent passing:
“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,”
Morgan made his acting debut in the 2015 zombie comedy film as Augie Foster, a member of a local Scout troop that suddenly finds their town overridden with zombies. The film also stared Tye Sheridan and Logan Miller as his fellow troop members.
Throughout the film, Morgan gave a memorable performance as a naïve scout member, including a scene where he accidentally set his zombified scout leader on fire, and the scene pictured below where he finds himself under attack by a horde of zombie cats.
‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ director Christopher Landon paid tribute to the late actor on his official Twitter page with the following statement:
“Joey Morgan came into my life nearly 9 years ago when I made Scouts. He was quiet, funny, intelligent and thoughtful. And when the cameras rolled he was magnetic. He passed today and the news is heartbreaking. I am honored to have known him.”
Zoey Deutch, who starred with the actor in 2017’s ‘Flower’ also commented on her Instagram about Morgan’s unexpected passing.
She posted a picture of herself and Morgan with a caption that said,
“Rest in peace Joey. A deeply kind, talented, special person. We love you.”
Patrick Schwarzenegger, who starred along Morgan in ‘Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ commented on Deutch’s post by writing,
“What?!? No. Such a hilarious bright star when I worked with him. Wow. This is awful.”
Morgan’s career also includes performances in ‘Compadres’, ‘Camp Manna’, ‘Max Reload and the Nether Blasters’, and the television series ‘Critters: A New Binge.’
No official cause of death has been released at this time.
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