Jahmil French, the Canadian actor finest identified for his common position as Dave Turner in Degrassi: The Subsequent Technology, has sadly handed away. A explanation for loss of life has not but been revealed, however the younger actor reportedly died on Monday on the age of 29. His passing was confirmed by his consultant, Gabrielle Kachman, in an announcement supplied to Deadline.
“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” Kachman mentioned. “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.”
French performed Dave Turner on Degrassi: The Subsequent Technology as a part of the primary forged between 2009 and 2013. For the position, he acquired a Canadian Display Award nomination for Greatest Efficiency in a Youngsters’s or Youth Program or Sequence on the first Canadian Display Awards in 2013. He was later nominated for Greatest Supporting Actor for his position within the film Enhance in 2018. French has additionally appeared within the motion pictures The Notorious, At First Mild, and Dalia, together with roles in different exhibits like Integrated and Let’s Get Bodily.
Extra lately, French had performed Dante Mendoza on the Netflix sequence Soundtrack, which premiered on the streamer in 2019. Reacting to the information, Soundtrack creator Joshua Safran addressed French’s passing with a put up on Twitter.
“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.”
Christina Milan, French’s Soundtrack co-star, additionally left a touch upon the actor’s closing Instagram put up studying, “You will be missed. Rest peacefully King.”
A few of French’s co-stars from Degrassi: The Subsequent Technology are additionally paying tribute. Melinda Shankar, who performed Alli Bhandari on the sequence, wrote on Instagram: “You will always hold such a special place in my heart. Thank you for being one of the most talented, compassionate, kindest, funniest friends I have. You were so loved. Sharing some of my fav pics over the years to highlight his bright light. I’ll miss our dance offs. #Bhandurner forever.”
“Still in shock,” added Chloe Rose. “Jahmil will be missed. He was an integral part of the Degrassi family and certainly a huge part of my degrassi days. He always wanted to make people laugh and smile, a true joy to be around. Rest in Peace.”
Posting a video of French dancing, Annie Clark additionally writes: “Heartbroken over the loss of our friend Jahmil French. This video is how I’ll always think of him. So full of energy and fun. He was always dancing. A true talent and a great friend. We will all miss you so much Jahmi.”
Our ideas exit to French’s household and buddies at this troublesome time. At simply 29 years outdated, he was far too younger to go. Could he relaxation in peace. This information involves us from Deadline.