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Jahmil French dies aged 29: Christina Milian leads tributes to Degrassi: The Next Generation star

  • March 02, 2021

Degrassi: The Next Generation star Jahmil French dies aged 29… as Christina Milian leads tributes: ‘Rest peacefully King’

  • The Canadian actor has passed away at 29, his co-stars have revealed 
  • Singer Christina Milian paid tribute to the young actor saying ‘Rest peacefully King’
  • His cause of death is not yet known  

Degrassi: The Next Generation star Jahmil French has died aged 29.

The Canadian actor was known for playing Dave Turner in the hit series, which also featured rapper Drake. His cause of death is not yet known. 

Singer Christina Milian – who worked with the actor on the TV series Soundtrack – lead tributes with a comment under French’s last Instagram post saying: ‘You will be missed. Rest peacefully King.’ 

Gone too soon: Degrassi: The Next Generation star Jahmil French has died aged 29 (pictured here in 2018)

Gone too soon: Degrassi: The Next Generation star Jahmil French has died aged 29 (pictured here in 2018)

The celebrated actor earned a Canadian Screen Award nomination for his role in Degrassi: The Next Generation, a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979.

His co-star Melinda Shankar wrote a tribute on Twitter, Monday, saying: ‘Bhandurner forever in my heart. So grateful for memories and deep convos with you, beautiful angel.’

She added: ‘Blessed that we got to be part of a big dysfunctional family together. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. I just hope you knew how loved you were.”  

Tributes: Christina Milian was one of many friends leading the tributes to Jahmil

Tributes: Christina Milian was one of many friends leading the tributes to Jahmil 

Pals: French and Milian starred in the Netflix series Soundtrack together

Pals: French and Milian starred in the Netflix series Soundtrack together 

French also appeared in the Pop TV series Let’s Get Physical. 

Chloe Rose – who played Katie Matlin in Degrassi: The Next Generation, from 2011 to 2013 – wrote 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.’

Adding: ‘He always wanted to make people laugh and smile, a true joy to be around. Rest in Peace.’

The actor last posted on Instagram six weeks ago in January where he shared a selfie of himself with a smiley face emoji as the caption. 

Work: French as Dante Mendoza in the Netflix series Soundtrack (2019)

Work: French as Dante Mendoza in the Netflix series Soundtrack (2019) 

Remembering: The Canadian actor (bottom right) was known for playing Dave Turner in the hit series Degrassi: The Next Generation

Remembering: The Canadian actor (bottom right) was known for playing Dave Turner in the hit series Degrassi: The Next Generation


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