• Actor Heath Freeman died in November 2021
  • He acted in episodes of NCIS and Bones
  • Freeman's cause of death is now confirmed

People everywhere were saddened by the passing of Heath Freeman late last year. The actor had appeared in episodes of NCIS and Bones as well as Raising the Bar. He left us unexpectedly at just 41 years.

Heath Freeman's cause of death revealed

Heath Freeman died back on Nov. 14, but his cause of death has only now been announced. TMZ shared the news from the medical examiner's report. They say he died of an accidental overdose.

At the time of death, Freeman had a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol in his system. TMZ specifies "fentanyl, cocaine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and alprazolam (generic Xanax)."

Also interesting:

Freeman was found dead at his home in Austin, Texas, back in November. In his tragically brief career, he had but a few dozen acting credits. His death at a young age led to an outpouring of grief from TV and movie fans.

From Bones to NCIS: Remembering Heath Freeman on TV

Heath Freeman was known for playing the killer "Howard Epps" in several episodes of Bones and "Gavin Dillon" on TNT's Raising the Bar.

In NCIS season 1, he guest starred as "Benjamin Frank," the gemologist ex-boyfriend of "Abby Sciuto" (Pauley Perrette). Over the years, he had other guest roles on The Closer and ER.

When Freeman's rep confirmed his passing last year, he said Heath was "a brilliant human being with an intense and soulful spirit, he leaves us with an indelible imprint in our hearts."