British actor and dancer Jack Burns was found dead at 14. Considered the “new Billy Elliot” and famous for appearances on TV series such as ‘Outlander’ and ‘Plain Sight’, Burns owned a scholarship at the prestigious Glasgow Ballet School, which he got when he was just 9 years old. He was also a member of the Elite Academy of Dance in Scotland.
According to the English newspaper The Evening Standard, the teenager was found lifeless in his home with his parents in the town of Greenrock in central Scotland. There are still no clues as to the causes of death.
Elite Academy of Dance advisers issued a statement lamenting the young man’s death: “It is with heartache that we share this statement. We tragically lost our beloved student Jack Burns. He was an inspiration to everyone at Elite and touched the hearts of everyone who has had the pleasure of working and dancing with him since 2012. ”
“We, Jack’s family members and his friends are completely devastated and speechless. Jack’s family asks us to let everyone know that his funeral will be held at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church on Patrick Street in Greenrock on December 12th. Karen, Robert, and Rory would love that everyone who knew Jack was present, ”the text states, citing the dancer’s parents and brother.
British media say that despite the mystery surrounding the young man’s death, she has not been treated as suspicious by the Scottish authorities. To date, local police representatives issued a statement stating: “Investigations are underway to establish the real cause of death, but that is not treated as suspicious by police.