The soap opera actor Josh Ryan Evans died at the age of 20. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Remembered for his role as Timmy on the popular NBC soap opera Passions, he suffered from a medical condition known as achlasia that caused him, well past his early years, to continue to have the height and appearance of a young child. He won YoungStar and Soap Opera Digest Awards and was nominated for Young Artist and Daytime Emmy Awards.
A native of Hayward, California, he died in San Diego at the age of twenty as the result of a heart condition.
On August 5, 2002, Evans died during a medical procedure in San Diego from complications related to a congenital heart condition. He was 20 years old.
My size is an asset to me. People write roles for me. If I was just another blond-haired, brown-eyed, 18-year-old actor, I’d be left unrecognized. People remember me.
I realized my life was not going to be, per se, normal.
I have had heart surgery three times, so I know what it was like to have pins and needles stuck in you.
I always knew I wanted to be a character in the movies. When I was growing up, I had to have a lot of surgery, and I spent a lot of time recovering at home and in the hospital. Watching movies took me away from my own problems and gave me a total escape.
Everybody said, ‘You hit it so big when you were on ‘Ally McBeal.’ ‘ I didn’t do anything for a year after ‘Ally McBeal,’ and I had to write David Kelley to get myself back on ‘Ally’ a second time because I thought the character should be on again.