Jahmil French was a star on ‘Degrassi: The next generation”. A show I happened to have adored at one time. And although he came after I checked out of the longstanding Canadian teen drama, he was never the less a part of the Degrassi family.
A rep for the Canadian actor, who was best known for his role as Dave Turner, confirmed the 29 year olds death.
“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” the rep told us in a statement. “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.”
So did Joshua Safran, the executive producer of French’s 2019 project “Soundtrack,” shared the sad news and called French an “inspiration.”
“I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday,” Safran tweeted on Tuesday. “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.”
There’s no word on what brought on the death, but for now we’ll just say a fond farewell to the actor who touched so many lives.
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