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SAD DAY IN HOLLYWOOD

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."

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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."