‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ actor Jahmil French, passed away. French’s agent, Gabrielle Kachman, told Entertainment Tonight in a statement, “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French.”
Kachman continued, “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.”
His cause of death hasn’t been revealed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fans at this time.
French, who is from Canada, played Dave Turner on the country’s hit teen series, “Degrassi,” which also saw popularity in the United States. He also played Dante Mendoza on the Netflix series “Soundtrack.”
Several of French’s coworkers posted about his passing. Joshua Safran, creator and executive producer of “Soundtrack,” tweeted about French on Tuesday. “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.”