Actor Jahmil French, known for his role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, died Monday of undisclosed causes. He was 29. French played Dave Turner on the Canadian teen drama from 2009 to 2013.

A rep for the Canadian actor confirmed the news in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French. 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 other credits including Netflix’s Soundtrack, the Pop TV series Let’s Get Physical, and the 2017 film Boost, for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 

Degrassi: The Next Generation Star Jahmil French Dead at Age 29: ‘Truly One of a Kind’


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