Who was Joey Morgan?
Joey Morgan, who played Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse in the 2015 film, has died.
According to a press statement by his representative to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor died early Sunday morning.
He was 28 years old.
Morgan, who was born in Chicago, had his acting debut in Paramount’s action-comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), where he played Augie Foster, one of three main characters with Tye Sheridan and Logan Miller.
The next year, he co-starred in the Mexican-American comedy Compadres, in which he played a teen hacker partnered with an ex-cop played by Omar Chaparro.
Morgan featured in Max Winkler’s dark comedy Flower, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017, as troubled youngster Luke Sherman.
Morgan’s performance was lauded, and Indie Wire named him one of Tribeca’s breakout talents for that year.
Morgan had a strong year in 2018, starring in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and Camp Manna, as well as appearing in the TBS series Angie Tribeca.
In 2020, he appeared in the sci-fi comedy Max Reload and the Nether Blasters, which was his last major cinema role.
Cause Of Death
Joey Morgan died early Sunday morning, according to his agent. At this time, no other information, including Joey’s cause of death, has been made public. The representative stated in his statement, “Please respect our privacy so we can grieve the loss of a very special person to us.”
Joey’s friend and Flower co-star Zoey Deutch paid tribute to him on social media on Sunday. “Rest in peace, Joey,” she captioned a shot from the set of the 2017 film on Instagram.
She added, “a deeply kind, talented, special person. we love you”
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Patrick Schwarzenegger wrote, “What?!? No. Such a hilarious bright star when I worked with him. Wow. This is awful.”
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. 💔 pic.twitter.com/53GQ0r0YYB
— christopher landon (@creetureshow) November 21, 2021