Who was Jahmil French and how did he die?

DEGRASSI actor Jahmil French has suddenly passed away on March 2, 2021.

The 29-year-old actor was best known for playing Dave Turner on the popular teen show.

Who was Jahmil French?

Jahmil French was a Canadian actor.

He starred in Degrassi: The Next Generation and received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Performance in a Children's Youth Program or Series at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards in 2013.

After starring in Degrassi, French joined the cast of Canadian film, Boost in 2017.

His role earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards.

How did he die?

French’s cause of death remains unknown.

His passing was announced on Twitter by fellow Candian actress Cristine Prosperi, who shared pictures of the two of them with the caption: “My heart is so heavy.. Truly one of a kind. Rest In Peace 🕊.”

French’s last photo on Instagram, posted on January 18 also has comments from fans wondering what led to his death.

One fan wrote: “No no no what happened”


A post shared by Jahmil French (@jahmilfrench)

Another commented: “I been watching Degrassi since 2001 and I remember around 2007 or 2008 when they started introducing you and the other new cast I was like no I don’t want these new characters, but I instantly fell in love with the new cast. You were a talented actor and will be missed.”

A third chimed in and said: “RIP brutha. Everytime we interacted you were awesome. This is crazy news..”

A rep for Jahmil has not yet responded to The Sun's request for comment.

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