JEFFREY Carlson has made a name for himself as an actor both behind the camera and on the Broadway stage.
Tragically, he passed away in July 2023 at the age of 48 and now fans want to know more about his cause of death.
Who was Jeffrey Carlson?
Jeffrey Carlson was a Broadway, film and television actor born June 23, 1975.
He got his start in entertainment in the early 2000s with roles in the films Happy End (2003), Plainson (2004), Hitch (2005) and Backseat (2005).
After completing his training at Julliard, Carlson also guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2004.
On Broadway he has appeared in productions of The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, Tartuffe and Taboo.
When did Jeffrey Carlson die?
Carlson’s death was first reported by actress Susan Hart in a Facebook post on July 7, 2023.
“For those of you who don’t know, I am very sorry to report that Jeffrey passed away yesterday.” Hart wrote at that time.
“I respected his family’s privacy by not sharing the news sooner… also couldn’t breathe or function… still can’t… Love… just devastated.”
Although his death has been confirmed, no exact cause of death has been given.
What role was Jeffrey Carlson best known for?
He starred in several productions prior to Carlson’s sudden death, but is perhaps best known for his role as Zoe Luper on the soap opera series All My Children.
He debuted on the series in 2006 as a British rock star named Zarf, who later became Zoe, the series’ first transgender character.
Carlson previously spoke about portraying the seminal character, revealing that he spoke to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and “several people” in the transgender community in preparation.
“I’m learning new things every day and we’re shooting the episodes right now where Zoe decides to tell the world she’s herself,” he said during an appearance on The View PEOPLE.
“It’s taking her a long time, possibly 25 to 30 years of her life, to have the courage.”
In a 2007 interview with PEOPLE, Carlson elaborated on the character, revealing that Zoe was meant to “start a conversation.”
“Members of the transgender community are chatting with the regular posters in the All My Children chat rooms,” he explained.
“I got a letter from an 11-year-old girl. It said, ‘It’s cool that you’re going to be a girl. Then we will have things in common.’
“I’ve met several people from the transgender community and one of them has become someone I can talk to on a regular basis,” he added.
“Talking to her enlightened me. She was so open when it came to telling her story.”
Carlson portrayed the role in 59 episodes of All My Children between 2006 and 2007.