Passions/NBC Statement Regarding Josh Ryan Evans


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He'll be missed.

Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, PAS)From Passions/NBC -- Received 11:39 AM 8/6/02

Actor Josh Ryan Evans passed away on the evening of August 5 at a San Diego,CA hospital due to complications stemming from a long-time congenital heart condition. Evans was 20 years old. He is survived by his mother Cheryl, his father Chuck, his older brother James Evans and his grandparents Belle and Gene Riding.

"We are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Josh Ryan Evans. He was a truly unique talent with a remarkable spirit. He will be sorely missed by his 'Passions' family and by all of us at NBC."

Josh Ryan Evans' final airdate on "Passions" was Monday, August 5.  Upon receiving news of his passing, all future episodes of "Passions" were re-edited to remove any scenes including Evans' character "Timmy."

At the family’s request, donations may be sent in Josh’s name to the
Make-a-Wish Foundation in lieu of flowers.  Donations may be made via phone at 1-866-880-1382, online at http://www.makeawish.org or
by mail to Make-a-Wish Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ,85038-9119.