‘Degrassi’ And ‘Soundtrack’ Star Jahmil French Dies At 29

Jahmil French has sadly passed away at age 29.

The Canadian actor starred as Dave Turner on the beloved teen series “Degrassi”. He most recently played Dante Sands in Netflix’s “Soundtrack”. 

French’s agent confirmed the news in a statement shared with ET Canada.

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“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” it read. “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’s “Degrassi” co-star Annie Clark took to Twitter to share her heartbreak on Tuesday.

“This video is how I’ll always think of him,” she wrote. “So full of energy and fun. He was always dancing. A true talent and a great friend.”

Melinda Shankar, who played French’s love interest on “Degrassi”, paid an emotional tribute to her “compassionate” friend. 

Other “Degrassi” alumni, including Cristine Prosperi, Chloe Rose, and Jessica Tyler, also honoured French on social media.

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French’s “Soundtrack” co-star Christina Milian shared a heartfelt message underneath one of his posts on Instagram. 

“You will be missed. Rest peacefully King,” she wrote.

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French’s cause of death has not been revealed.

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