By Oreoritse Tariemi
22 November 2021 |
Joey Morgan, star of comedies Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, orand Compadres, has died at age 28. His death was announced in a statement by his rep to The Hollywood Reporter “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…
Joey Morgan, star of comedies Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, orand Compadres, has died at age 28.
His death was announced in a statement by his rep to The Hollywood Reporter “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.”
However, no cause of death was revealed.
Other film stars have taken to social media to pay their last respect to the young actor.
Scouts director Christopher Landon in a post on Twitter, wrote, “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.”
Fellow Flowers star Zoey Deutch posted a picture of her and Morgan on Instagram with a caption that said, “Rest in peace, Joey. A deeply kind, talented, special person. We love you.”
The 28-year old Chicago born actor made his acting debut in action-comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), playing the role of Augie Foster, and was one of three leads alongside Tye Sheridan and Logan Miller.
In 2016, he acted as co-lead in the Mexican-American production Compadres, a comedy in which he played a teen hacker paired up with an ex-cop played by Omar Chaparro.
In 2017, Morgan was cast as troubled teen Luke Sherman in Max Winkler’s dark comedy Flower, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. This performance earned him praise and a selection by Indie Wire as one of Tribeca’s breakout talents for that year.
2018 was a great year for Morgan as he starred in indie comedies Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and Camp Manna and appeared in the TBS comedy Angie Tribeca. His last major film credit came in 2020 in the sci-fi comedy Max Reload and the Nether Blasters.
On television, Morgan featured in an episode of Chicago Med and had a recurring role in 2019’s Critters: A New Binge.