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Outlander child actor and ballet dancer, Jack Burns, dies at 14

He was found dead at his parents' home on Dec 1 but news of his death was only widely reported recently after his school posted a tribute on Facebook.

Outlander child actor and ballet dancer, Jack Burns, dies at 14

Child actor Jack Burns has died at the age of 14. (Photo: Facebook/eliteacademyofdancegreenock)

Jack Burns, a child actor and ballet dancer, who was best known for his role in the drama series Outlander, has died at the age of 14.

Burns was found dead at his parents’ home in Greenock, Inverclyde in Scotland on Dec 1 with reports of his death only widely reported recently after his school, Elite Academy of Dance, shared the news on Facebook.

No cause of death has been revealed although police say they are not treating the case as suspicious.

The academy posted a tribute to Burns on social media where they say he had “touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of working and dancing with him since 2012.”

The message continued: “We and all of Jack's family and friends are naturally completely devastated and at a loss for words and answers.”

Burns had also appeared in several British productions including In Plain Sight and One Of Us.

Source: CNA/sr
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