Child Actor Jack Burns Found Dead at 14

Child Actor Jack Burns Found Dead at 14

Actor and ballet dancer Jack Burns has passed away at just 14 years of age.

Burns as a student of the Elite Academy of Dance, Greenock's Royal Academy Classical Ballet School in Glasgow.

In addition to being an actor, Burns was also a talented dancer.

Metro UK reports Burns was found dead on December 1 at the home he shared with his parents in Scotland.

Police said they are not treating Jack Burns death as suspicious, but the cause has not yet been made clear.

Burns starred in several popular TV shows, including time-travel drama Outlander, thriller miniseries In Plain Sight, and several other BBC productions.

He went to St Columba's School, a private school in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, and is survived by his mother Karen, 46, a nurse, his father Robert, 47, and his brother Rory.

"It is with a heavy heart that we write this publication", the Elite Dance Academy posted on Facebook.

"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". Everyone seemed to be having a loss of words on this tragedy and were completely devastated on their loss. - Jack was often compared to and called "the next Billy Elliot".

"Jack's family wish to let everyone know that his funeral service will be at at 10 am at St Mary's Church, Patrick Street, Greenock, on Thursday December 12".

Our thoughts are with the Burns family during this hard time.

Shocked friends took to social media to pay tribute to the boy.

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