'Degrassi' Star Jahmil French Dies At 29
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'Degrassi' Star Jahmil French Dies At 29

Actor Jahmil French, most known for his role in Degrassi: The Next Generation, has died at the age of 29.

Joshua Safran, the creator of Netflix’s Soundtrack, which was one of French’s last projects, confirmed the news on Twitter.

“I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday,” he wrote. “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.”

Outside of Degrassi and Soundtrack, French also starred in projects such as Pop TV’s Let’s Get Physical and the film Boost. 

Tributes from friends and colleagues began to roll in Tuesday.

Former Degrassi star Melinida Shankar said in an Instagram post, “@jahmilfrench you will always hold such a special place in my heart. Thank you for being one of the most talented, compassionate, kindest, funniest friends I have. You were so loved. Sharing some of my fav pics over the years to highlight his bright light. I’ll miss our dance offs.”

A.J. Saudin wrote on his Instagram story, “I’ve honestly been at a loss for words since I heard the news. This doesn’t feel real.”

French’s cause of death is unknown.

Check out more tributes to French below. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

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