SCOUTS Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse actor Joey Morgan passed away at the young age of 28.
The director, Christopher Landon, confirmed the death of the young actor in Twitter.
Christopher wrote: “Joey Morgan came into my life almost nine years ago when I did Scouts.
“He was quiet, funny, smart and thoughtful. And when the cameras rolled it was magnetic.”
Christopher continued: “He passed away today and the news is heartbreaking. I am honored to have met him.”
The director of Freaky shared a behind-the-scenes snapshot of the cast as they threw gangster posters at the camera.
A representative for the late actor also confirmed the tragic news to JustJared.com.
In his statement, the representative said: “Please respect our privacy so that we can mourn the loss of someone very special to us.”
As of this moment, it has not yet been known what caused the death of the young actor with a promising future.
THE FANS LIGHT UP
Horror fans took to Twitter and mourned the loss of Joey.
One horror fan wrote: “He left too soon. What a nice person, rest in peace Joey.”
Another horror fan wrote: “Terrible news. Her performance in Scouts was absolutely brilliant and comedic gold. That Britney scene with the zombie was hilarious! RIP Joey.”
A third fan said: “It was extremely fun in Scouts and we will never forget it.”
Another fourth person added, “It was awesome at Scouts! RIP Joey.”
One commenter mentioned: “It’s been nine years now? I love this movie and Joey was amazing in it. Such a huge loss.”
In the cult zombie movie, Joey played the role of Augie, who was always happy to be a Scout.
His other friends, Ben (Tye Sheridan) and Carter (Logan Miller), have been thinking better of themselves and want to leave the Scouts.
Towards the end of the movie, Augie saved the day and revealed that he had built the bomb that was hidden in Ben’s backpack.
He managed to light the fuse just as the zombies approached.
Augie managed to escape with her buds through a garbage dump after the explosion wiped out all the zombies.
28-year-old Joey appeared as Luke in Flower in 2017.
Due to his performance in Flower, he was voted one of the nine emerging talents of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Then in 2018, he also landed a role in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.
Her co-stars included Shannon Purser and Zoey Deutch.
His last big screen role was in Max Reload and the Nether Blasters in 2020.
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