REPORT: Details Surrounding Death Of ‘NYPD Blue’ Star Austin Major Revealed

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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A recently released coroner’s report reportedly reveals that child star Austin Major overdosed on fentanyl while in transitional housing, and was surrounded by drug paraphernalia when his body was located.

The report indicated that security guards from the transitional home located two rolled-up dollar bills, some foil that contained a white crystal-like powder, a number of pills and a shot glass with white powder residue, according to TMZ. His autopsy attributed the actor’s death to an accidental fentanyl overdose, the outlet reported. Majors, best known for playing the role of Theo Sipowicz on “NYPD Blue,” was found dead on Feb. 11 at the age of 27.

Evidence from Majors’ room, including the suspected drug paraphernalia, was collected as part of the police investigation surrounding his death, per the outlet.

The coroner’s report noted that security guards from the facility did a bed check at approximately 9:30 p.m., TMZ noted. When they attempted to make contact with him, Majors didn’t answer, which prompted security to enter his room, where the found Majors dead on his bed, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Robert De Niro’s Grandson Died From Fentanyl-Laced Pills, Mother Says)

The coroner’s report noted that Majors was not alone for long before his tragic passing, as he was seen getting food just hours before he was found dead, TMZ noted.

Majors starred in “NYPD Blue” for a total of 7 seasons, and won a Young Artist Award in 2002, according to TMZ.