Jahmil French, an actor famously known for his appearance in four seasons of the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” has died. He died at the age of 29.
Apart from “Degrassi,” French co-starred on the Netflix musical series “Soundtrack” and the brief Pop TV series “Let’s Get Physical.” ‘Soundtrack’ creator Joshua Safran confirmed his death on Twitter. The cause of his death has not been made public.
While confirming his death, Safran tweeted: “I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday.
“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.”
French teamed up with the cast of “Degrassi” as a series regular in Season 9 and played the role of Dave Turner. He remained on top of the young-adult soap till its penultimate season in 2014.
Degrassi” actress Melina Shankar, , who was on-screen relationship with French, tweeted: “So grateful for memories and deep convos with you, beautiful angel.
“Blessed that we got to be part of a big dysfunctional family together. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. I just hope you knew how loved you were.”
Also, another former co-star, Annie Clark, took to his Instagram page and paid tribute to French. She wrote: “We started on Degrassi the same year and I’ll never forget the day I met him.
“Jahmil was so full of energy and absolute joy to be around. The video on the last slide is how I always think of him. He was such a special person and I’m so grateful for the memories we made. I still can’t believe it. Gone way too soon. He will be so missed by us all.”