Jahmil French, who starred as Dave Turner on the Canadian series “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” has died at 29 years of age.
The news was confirmed by his agent Gabrielle Kachman.
“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” Kachman said 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.”
No details as to the cause of his death have been released.
Joshua Safran, the executive producer of French’s 2019 project “Soundtrack,” also paid tribute to the star on social media.
“I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday,” Safran tweeted. “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.”