Child Actor Jack Burns Found Dead at 14: Reports

Updated: 2019-12-11 14:30:39

Actor and ballet dancer Jack Burns has passed away at age 14, according to news reports.

The young Scottish actor was found dead at his home in Greenock, Inverclyde, in December, reported The Metro.

His cause of death is not clear.

A Scotland police spokesperson told E! News, “Around 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 1, police were called following the death of a 14 year-old boy to a house in the Esplanade area of Greenock. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death but police are not treating it as suspicious. A report has been submitted.”

Burns appeared in TV miniseries “In Plain Sight” in 2016 and in the Netflix series “One of Us,” which was formerly known as “Retribution.” He was also in the show “Outlander” in 2014, according to his IMDB.

He also was a talented dancer, according to reports.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we write this post,” a message on the Elite Academy of Dance’s Facebook page stated. “Tragically as you know we lost our much loved student Jack Burns on Sunday 1st of December.”

It added, “Jack was an inspiration to everyone at Elite and touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of working and dancing with him since 2012,” the tribute continues. “We and all of Jacks family and friends are naturally completely devastated and at a loss for words and answers.”

It also noted that his family would like everyone to know that a funeral service will be this Thursday, Dec. 12.

“Karen, Robert and Rory would love if those from his Elite Family that knew and loved Jack as much as they all do wanted to attend,” the message reads. “They would also take much comfort if students wish to attend in Alba or Elite Hoodies and sit together on Thursday. Our studio will be open at 9.00 am on Thursday for those wishing to attend.”

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