Jahmil French, known for the Degrassi series, dies at 29

This Monday (1), the death of Jahmil French, known mainly for his participation in the Canadian series, was confirmed Degrassi: The Next Generation. For now, the cause of death has not yet been officially revealed. The actor was 29 years old.

The information was initially reported by the Entertainment Weekly. A representative of the artist issued a press release, in which he shared the news of the death of Jahmil French. “He will be remembered for his great passion for the arts, his commitment to his craft and his vibrant personality,” he said in the newsletter.

Jahmil French played Dave Turner in the teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, between 2009 and 2013. The series won a new version broadcast by Netflix in 2016, but without the presence of the actor.

Among his most recent credits were also the series Soundtrack, in which he played Dante Mendoza, and Let’s Get Physical, to Pop TV.

Jahmil French as Dante Mendoza in the Soundtrack series.  (Reproduction)Jahmil French as Dante Mendoza in the Soundtrack series. (Reproduction)Manancial:  Netflix

Artists mourn Jahmil French’s death on social media

Joshua Safran, creator of the series Soundtrack, offered condolences to the actor’s family through his official Twitter account. Other cast members also spoke on social media.

Melinda Shankar, who played the girlfriend of the character Dave in Degrassi: The Next Generation, published a short text on his Instagram.

“Thank you for being one of the most talented, compassionate, kind and funny friends I have ever had. You were so loved. Sharing some of my favorite photos over the years to highlight your bright light. I will miss our meetings,” she wrote. .

Annie Clark, Jessica Tyler and Stefan Brogren, both participating in the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation, also manifested themselves on their social networks and showed support for family members.

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