Scout Guide to Zombie Apocalypse Actor Joey Morgan Died at Age 28: “He Was Magnetic”

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Joey Morgan, best known for his role in the 2015 film Scout Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, died. He was 28.

The actor died Sunday morning, according to a statement shared with his rep The Hollywood Reporter. No details about his cause of death were available and the rep did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

“Joey Morgan died early Sunday morning,” the statement said. “It was a shock and destroyed all of us who love him. He will be greatly missed. We hope everyone understands how painful this is for their loved ones and can respect boundaries and allow them to trust privately.”

Born in Chicago, Morgan made his Hollywood debut Scouting Guide, plays Augie Foster alongside colleagues Tye Sheridan and Logan Miller.

In 2017, he played the lead role Flowers along with Zoey Deutsch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker, Adam Scott and Dylan Gelula. He was praised for his role in the comedy-drama and was chosen by IndieWire as one of Tribeca’s Breakout Talents.

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His other films include Compadres, Camp Manna, Sierra Burgess Is a loser in the Max Reload to the Nether Blasters. He appeared on TV Angie Tribeca, Chicago Med in the Critters: A new binge.

Following the news of his death, some of Morgan’s former costars and colleagues paid tribute to him on social media.

“Joey Morgan came into my life almost nine years ago when I was doing scouts. He was calm, funny, intelligent and thoughtful.” Scouting Guide Director Christopher Landon written on Twitter. “And as the cameras rolled, he was magnetic. He passed by today and the news is heartbreaking. I’m honored to know him.”

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Flowers Star German, 27, honors Morgan on Instagram. “Rest in peace joey. A deeply loving, talented, special person. We love you 💔,” she said written.

Patrick Schwarzenegger, which plays a role Scouting Guide, commented on her post, “What?!? No. Such a funny bright star when I worked with him. Wow. This is awful.”

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Also on Instagram, Miller, 29, shared some photos by Morgan in addition to a heartfelt message.

“The world has lost a great man. I was told that my dear friend Joey Morgan has died,” he wrote. “Joey was kind, generous, funny, extremely talented and full of love and life. We had nothing but fun together. No matter where we were in the world, we will always stop and love every other company through the formative years of break into our industry. ”

Miller continued, “Sometimes we will not see each other for years and once we were reunited it was like only a few days passed. I am so grateful for the time we spend together and it hurts that we did not have more. Time. I miss you. I love you! And I’ll see you later. “

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