Jahmil French, known for his role as Dave Turner on the series” Degrassi: The Next Generation,” has died at age 29. His manager, Gabrielle Kachman, confirmed this morning that the actor passed away on Monday.
“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” Kachman said in a statement. “He will be remembered by many for his passion for the arts, his commitment to his craft, and his vibrant personality. I ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”
The cause of his death has not been confirmed.
French worked on Degrassi from 2009-2013 and also earned a Canadian Screen Awards Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2018 for his role in the film Boost.
The creator of Soundtrack, Joshua Safran, tweeted,
“I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all-around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday,” Safran wrote. “Only posting because I see the story getting out there. I will have more to say about him later. Right now, we’re all just processing this devastating news.”
Several of French’s former co-stars paid tribute to the actor on social media.
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