Jahmil French’s cause of death is unknown – but his co-stars have paid tribute to the late star on social media today. The actor’s co-worker Chisme Chica confirmed his passing on Twitter. He wrote: “I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday.
“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.”
Actress Melinda Shankur wrote: “Bhandurner forever in my heart.”
Chloe Rose also commented on Twitter : “Still in shock. Jahmil will be missed.
“He was an integral part of the Degrassi family and certainly a huge part of my degrassi days.”
Actress and singer Christina Milian wrote on Instagram: “You will be missed. Rest peacefully King.”
The pair worked together as on-screen lovers in Netflix’s Soundtrack in 2019.
He is best known for his regular role as Dave Turner in Degrassi: The Next Generation.
During this time in the teen drama, he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination in 2013 for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards.
He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film Boost at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018.
Jahmil began his career in in the series Flashpoint in 2009.
More to follow…