Jahmil French, the
Canadian actor mostly known for his role in Degrassi; The Next Generation was
found dead at age 28.
The actor silently
passed away – no details regarding his death have been revealed as yet.
He close friend and
client, Kachman released an official statement in which he confirmed the news.
He delivered the news with a heavy heart – the loss of an incredibly vibrant and
committed person and someone who held great passion for the arts. Kachman also
requested the fans to keep Jahmil’s family and friends in their thoughts and
prayers as they were going through a difficult time.
It’s a bit odd that no
cause of his sudden death has been revealed – fans deserve that closure, at
Since the news of his
death became public, people from the industry have started speaking about him
and are paying their tributes.
Joshua Safran, the
creator of ‘Soundtrack’ gave a small tribute to the young star. In the speech
he said that he can confirm that his good friend and co-worker was an
inspiration to many. He did say that he found out about the death a day ago and
that he will have more to say about it, but now is not the time as people are
still mourning. Hence, people should be given time to process this devastating
news and grieve over this incredible loss.
Stefan Brogren, who
starred alongside Jahmil French, also praised the actor on his performance in
the show. The cast member was mournful but also hopeful that the Degrassi actor
is in a better place now.
He said that Jahmil was
perfect for the role of Dave, as he performed the role with sensitivity and
thoughtfulness. He was someone who could make him laugh quite easily. He ended
the note by saying that it was a pleasure to work with him and that he will
truly be missed by him and his fans alike.
Jahmil French has
worked on television as well as movies. His credits include Netflix’s
Soundtrack and the latest Pop Series Let’s Get Physical. He was also part of
the movie Boost, The Divide, and At First Light.
He was also nominated
for ‘Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series’ at the 1st
Canadian Screen Awards back in 2013.
From the academic end,
he went to Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts.
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