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Jahmil French, who starred as Dave Turner in Degrassi: The Next Generation, has passed away at the age of 29.
The actor was pronounced dead by his friends and co-workers on social media on March 2. “I can confirm that my good friend, collaborator and inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday,” the producer tweeted Joshua Saffron. The two worked together on Netflix’s soundtrack. “Just post because I see the story get out of there. I’ll have more to say about him later. Right now we’re all just processing this devastating news.”
No cause of death has been confirmed. E! The news asked the French representative for a comment.
The French Degrassi co-star Annie Clark also shared a tribute to her friend. “Heartbroken over the loss of our friend Jahmil French,” she began in an Instagram message. “We started Degrassi in the same year and I will never forget the day I met him. Jahmil was so full of energy and absolute joy to be here.”