Jack Burns, Child Actor and Ballet Dancer, Dies at 14

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Jack Burns, a young actor and well-known ballet dancer, was found dead in his home in Scotland on December 1.

He was 14 years old.

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According to Metro UK, no cause of death has been determined, but authorities are not treating the incident as anything suspicious.

A Scotland police spokesperson said the following to E! News about Burns' passing, without referencing the entertainer by name:

"Around 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 1, police were called following the death of a 14 year-old boy to a house in the Esplanade area of Greenock. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death but police are not treating it as suspicious.

"A report has been submitted."

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Burns appeared in the British television series In Plain Sight back in 2016.

The same year, he also had a role in the Netflix series One of Us, formerly Retribution; while his brother had a role on the beloved drama Outlander from 2014 through 2016, portraying a younger version of Roger Wakefield.

Following his passing, Burns' dance academy shared a tribute to him on Facebook.

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This is how it read:

It is with a very heavy heart that we write this post. Tragically as you know we lost our much loved student Jack Burns on Sunday 1st of December.

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.

We and all of Jacks family and friends are naturally completely devastated and at a loss for words and answers.

Elsewhere, the Burns’ family woll be hosting a funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Patrick Street, Greenock, Scotland, on Thursday, December 12.

"Karen, Robert and Rory would love if those from his Elite Family that knew and loved Jack as much as they all do wanted to attend.

"They would also take much comfort if students wish to attend in Alba or Elite Hoodies and sit together on Thursday,” a statement says, adding:

“Our studio will be open at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday for those wishing to attend."

The statement concludes:

“All our thoughts and prayers at this time are with Jacks immediate family and friends but especially with his parents Karen, Robert and his brother Rory xx The Elite family- stronger together x."

We send our condolences to Jack's friends, family members and loved ones.

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