Actor Jahmil French, best known for playing Dave Turner in the Canadian series “Degrassi,” has died at age 29, according to his representatives.
“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the death of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” wrote an agent representing the French in an email to NBC News.
“He will be remembered by many for his passion for the arts, his commitment to his craft and his vibrant personality. I ask you to keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
French’s cause of death has not been reported.
The cast of the popular teen drama shared their condolences on social media.
“Heartbroken at the loss of our friend Jahmil French,” wrote cast member Annie Clark.
“This video is the way I always think of him. So full of energy and fun. He always danced. A true talent and a great friend. We will all miss you so much Jahmil.”
Mindy Shankar wrote: “Thank you for being one of the most talented, compassionate, kind and funny friends I have.”
“You were so loved.”
Diana dasrath contributed.