Jesse Farrelly was tended to by paramedics responding to an emergency call about an “unresponsive young male” who had suffered a “possible overdose” at an apartment in Costa Mesa, California.
According to TMZ.com, the 20 year old was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
A statement released by the Farrelly family reads: “It is with profound sorrow that we accept the passing of our beloved Jesse following his struggle with addiction. We fully trust that he is now in the hands of our Lord.
“We are immeasurably grateful for the abundance of happiness and laughter he brought into our lives, and we will rejoice eternally for all the moments we got to breathe in his wondrous spirit. The family thanks you for your well wishes and kindly asks that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
The coroner who performed an autopsy on the youngster has ruled out foul play as the cause of death.
Filmmaking siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly, known as the Farrelly Brothers, wrote, directed and produced films including There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber.