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REPORT: Actor and Longview native Heath Freeman dies at 41

The Pine Tree High School graduate is best known for playing the killer Howard Epps during the first two seasons of the Fox TV series Bones.

LONGVIEW, Texas — Heath Freeman, the Longview native who found Hollywood fame, has died at the age of 41, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The Pine Tree High School graduate is best known for playing the killer Howard Epps during the first two seasons of the Fox TV series Bones. His first acting credit was an episode of ER, and he also appeared on NCIS, The Closer, Without a Trace, and Raising the Bar.

Freeman's Hollywood career began with the movie "Skateland," of which he was a writer, producer and actor, along with his brother Brandon and friend Anthony Burns. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.