Actor Josh Ryan Evans
, the 3-foot, 2-inch star of NBC's Passions
, died Monday night as a result of an existing heart condition. He was 20. In an unbelievable parallel, Evans's soap character pint-sized Pinocchio Timmy died on Monday's episode. NBC released the following statement: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Josh Ryan Evans. He was a truly unique talent with a remarkable spirit. He will be sorely missed by his Passions
family and by all of us at NBC."