Scottish Child Actor Jack Burns Dies at the Age Of 14

“Tragically as you know we lost our much loved student Jack Burns on Sunday 1st of December.”


Child actor and ballet dancer, Jack Burns, was found dead at his home in Greenock, Scotland, on December 1. He was 14.

Police have not released the cause of his death but are reportedly not treating his death as suspicious.

According to IMDB, Burns appeared in the Netflix series “Retribution” and the BBC drama series “Plain Sight” both in 2016.

Burns was a student at the Elite Academy of Dance in Greenock. He also attended St. Columba’s School in Kilmacolm.

Because of his dance skill, he was called “the next Billy Elliot.” according to The Scotsman.

On Monday, Elite Academy of Dance said on Facebook, “It is with a very heavy heart that we write this post. Tragically as you know we lost our much-loved student Jack Burns on Sunday 1st of December.”

“Jack was an inspiration to everyone at Elite and touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of working and dancing with him since 2012. We and all of Jack’s family and friends are naturally completely devastated and at a loss for words and answers.”

The academy continued, “Jack’s family wish to let everyone know that his funeral service will be at 10 am at St Mary’s Church, Patrick Street, Greenock, on Thursday.”

“[Parents and brother] Karen, Robert, and Rory would love if those from his Elite Family that knew and loved Jack as much as they all do wanted to attend. They would also take much comfort if students wish to attend in Alba or Elite Hoodies and sit together on Thursday.” “Our studio will be open at 9.00 am on Thursday for those wishing to attend.” It added. “All our thoughts and prayers at this time are with Jack’s immediate family and friends but especially with his parents Karen, Robert and his brother Rory.”