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Prayers Up : Degrassi: The Next Generation Actor Jahmil French Passes Away At 29!


We’d like to take this time to send our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of actor Jahmil French following his recent passing at just 29 years old!

News of Jahmil’s passing was announced by a representative of the actor within a written statement on Tuesday afternoon, reports People.

“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.”


Jahmil is best known for his role on the legendary Canadian teen series Degrassi: The Next Generation as Dave Turner. Jahmil stared on the beloved series from 2009- 2013, appearing in over 100 episode.

His good friend and screenwriter Joshua Safran also confirmed the tragic news. “I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday,” Safran wrote on Twitter.

“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.”

Details of Jahmil’s death haven’t been forwarded at this time. Our prayers remain with his loved ones.

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