Former 'Degrassi' Actor Jahmil French Dead at 29
"It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French," a rep for the actor said in a statement released to the media. "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 starred in Degrassi: The Next Generation from 2009 to 2013, appearing in 149 episodes of the show. More recently, he starred in 10 episodes of the Netflix series Soundtrack.
French's cause of death has not yet been revealed. However, his Degrassi co-stars Annie Clark. Stefan Brogren, Jake Goldsbie and Mindy Shankar paid tribute to his memory with posts available below.
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 Jahmil 💔 pic.twitter.com/hgKibZ1h1j— Annie Clark (@anniejclark) March 2, 2021
I'm sick with the news of Jahmil's passing. He performed Dave with such sensitivity and thoughtfulness and could make me laugh so easily. It was a pleasure to work with him and he will be missed. This is a real loss. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/ZbCyqNulkC— Stefan Brogren (@stefanbrogren) March 2, 2021
I didn't know Jahmil very well but the few times I got to hang out with him, he was an absolute joy. Just a wonderful presence to be around. This is very sad. https://t.co/yTQ6HrvQez— Jake Goldsbie (@JGoldsbie) March 2, 2021