Josh Ryan Evans’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

August 5, 2002

Age of Death

20 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure


Soap Opera Actor

The soap opera actor Josh Ryan died at the age of 20. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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. 



“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.” (Josh Ryan Evans)


“I’m not evil, but some people are freaked out by a living doll.” (Josh Ryan Evans)


“Dream big!” (Josh Ryan Evans)


“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.” (Josh Ryan Evans)


“I have had heart surgery three times, so I know what it was like to have pins and needles stuck in you.” (Josh Ryan Evans)