Actor Heath Freeman, who appeared on TV shows like Bones and NCIS, has died at 41.

Freeman’s manager, Joe Montifiore, confirmed his death Tuesday morning. The cause of death was not disclosed.

”We are truly devastated at the loss of our beloved Heath Freeman. A brilliant human being with an intense and soulful spirit, he leaves us with an indelible imprint in our hearts,” Montifiore said in a statement. “His life was filled with deep loyalty, affection, and generosity towards his family and friends, and an extraordinary zest for life.”

Freeman was “extremely proud of his recent film work and was very excited for the next chapter of his career,” he continued.

”His remarkable legacy as a son, brother, friend, extraordinarily gifted actor and producer, consummate cook, and man with the most infectious and spectacular laugh, will live on forever. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him,” the statement said.

Freeman played “Killer Howard Epps” on Bones from 2005-2007 and Benjamin Frank on NCIS in 2013.

Tributes from friends and fans have been pouring in on social media.

“Heartbroken to hear of the loss of my dear friend Heath Freeman, talented actor, director, producer, outstanding chef and a solid friend,” wrote 1995 Miss New York U.S.A. Pageant winner Shanna Moakler in an Instagram post.

“You will be so dearly missed and I will cherish every amazing memory we all had… and we have a lot of great ones!! Godspeed, she added.

Actor Shiloh Fernandez shared a tribute dedicated to Freeman on Instagram, calling him “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…and I was lucky to be embraced as his little brother – it brought me so much more magic,” he wrote. “I’m so beyond grateful for every second I had with you.”

Freeman had upcoming films that will be released in the future. He is set to appear in Terror on the Prarie, a film he recently wrapped up and is set to be released next year, and Devil’s Fruit, which is in post-production.


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