Joey Morgan, ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ star, dead at 28


Joey Morgan, an actor greatest identified for 2015’s “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,” died Sunday at age 28. His passing was confirmed by one in every of the actor’s representatives, though no reason for demise was given.

“Joey Morgan passed away early Sunday morning,” they wrote in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “We hope everyone understands how painful this is for his loved ones and can respect boundaries and allow them to grieve in private.”

The Chicago, Illinois, native is probably most well-known for the action-comedy “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,” by which he performed panic-prone scout Augie Foster alongside Tye Sheridan and Logan Miller. From there, the actor went on to star in a plethora of comedy flicks, together with “Compadres,” “Camp Manna” and “Flower,” the latter premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. Morgan himself garnered vast approval for his efficiency and was named one in every of Tribeca’s breakout abilities that 12 months by Indie Wire.

He additionally had a recurring function on “Critters: A New Binge,” a Shudder sequence based mostly on the 1986 cult basic “Critters.”

Morgan’s final main big-screen function was in the 2020 movie “Max Reload and the Nether Blasters,” which featured Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”), Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”) and “Clerks” filmmaker Kevin Smith.

Joey Morgan, second from left, appears with his "Flower" co-stars Remy Byrne, Max Winkler and Zoey Deutch at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Joey Morgan, second from left, seems together with his “Flower” co-stars Remy Byrne, Max Winkler and Zoey Deutch at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

The horror-comedy world was devastated over the funnyman’s demise.

“Rest in peace Joey,” wrote “Flower” co-star Zoey Deutch on Instagram alongside a photograph of her and Morgan. “A deeply kind, talented, special person. We love you.” In a reply to her post, Patrick Schwarzenegger — who labored with Morgan in “Scouts Guide” — referred to as him “such a hilarious bright star when I worked with him. Wow. This is awful.”

“Scouts” director Christopher Landon mourned the actor’s passing on Twitter, writing, “Joey Morgan got here into my life almost 9 years in the past after I made Scouts. He was quiet, humorous, clever and considerate. And when the cameras rolled he was magnetic.

“He passed today and the news is heartbreaking,” the bereaved auteur added. “I am honored to have known him.”