Actor Mike Heslin Dead at 30 After Heart Attack

Actor Mike Heslin Dead at 30 After Heart Attack
Mike Heslin attends The Ninth House Vip Screening Of "A Christmas To Treasure" at Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2022. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for The Ninth House Vip Screening Of "A Christmas To Treasure")

Michael Heslin, an actor who appeared in the TV series “The Influencers,” has died after suffering a heart attack, according to his partner. He was 30.

The late actor’s sudden death was announced by his partner in a tribute shared on Instagram on July 6, which said Mr. Heslin died “from an unexpected cardiac event” on July 2 following a week-long battle in the hospital.

His partner wrote in the social media post that he was “in perfect health,” noting that the doctors had “no explanation for what happened.”

The post further read: “Michael was brilliant, selfless, talented, and a real-life guardian angel. He single-handedly carried me through multiple rounds of cancer. He was the first person everyone would call to share good news with, and he was the perfect person to call if they needed a shoulder to lean on or the best advice.”

“He truly was the sweetest, most caring, and loving man on earth, and he brought out the absolute best in everyone who had the pleasure to cross paths with him. He moved through life with such ease and confidence, and turned everyone around him into a better version of themselves.”

The post also noted that Mr. Heslin’s sudden death came just three weeks shy of his 31st birthday.

His partner said Mr. Heslin was an organ donor and had “given the gift of life to four different families.”

Relatives of the late actor also reacted to the death on a GoFundMe page set up to help cover funeral expenses and hospital costs. As of July 8, nearly $62,000 has been raised.

“Our best friend, son, husband, and brother Michael Heslin left this earth,” the page reads. “There are many ways to define a person and their impact, and Mike is many beautiful things to so many people.”

Acting Credits

According to IMDb, Mr. Heslin appeared in all five episodes of “The Influencers”—a mockumentary following a group of social media influencers competing in a series of challenges for an exclusive brand deal.

The California native also played Polo in two episodes of Taylor Sheridan’s “Special Ops: Lioness.”

Other credits include his role as the smooth-talking Rupert in the digital comedy “Boy*Friends” and playing the character Jonathan Ferris in the movie “The Holiday Proposal Plan.”

In 2021, he also won several awards for his short film “Happy Halloween” at an international online film festival in Los Angeles, including Best First-Time Director and Best Trailer.

In addition to acting, Mr. Heslin was the co-founder of Well-Versed Entertainment, a production company that oversees projects from initial concept and development through production and post-production.