Degrassi and Soundtrack actor Jahmil French 'dead at 29' as costars remember 'talented, compassionate' friend

DEGRASSI star Jahmil French has died at the age of 29, according to his co-stars.

The Canadian actor played Dave Turner on the long-running teen series and most recently starred in the Netflix drama series, Soundtrack.

Jahmil’s cause of death is still unknown.

News of his passing was shared by his former co-stars on social media on Tuesday.

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

Cristine Prosperi, who portrayed Imogen Moreno on Degrassi, tweeted: “My heart is so heavy.. Truly one of a kind. Rest In Peace 🕊”


Jahmil’s onscreen love, Melinda Shankar (played Alli Bhandari), mourned the loss of her friend with a touching tribute and a gallery of sweet photos of them together.

She lovingly wrote: “@jahmilfrench you will always hold such a special place in my heart. Thank you for being one of the most talented, compassionate, kindest, funniest friends I have. 

“You were so loved. Sharing some of my fav pics over the years to highlight his bright light. I’ll miss our dance offs. #Bhandurner forever.”

Fellow co-stars commented on her post to remember Jahmil together, with Luke Bilyk (Drew) sending some red heart emojis, Jessica Tyler (Jenna) writing, “Family forever,” and Annie Clark (Fiona) commenting, “These pics ❤️ What a special person he was.”

Jahmil’s final Instagram post was shared on January 18 and featured the actor wearing a long-sleeved grey shirt and smiling big in front of a brick wall.

He simply captioned the post with a smiling face emoji.

After hearing the news of his passing, his Soundtrack co-star Christina Milian returned to his page and commented on the photo: “You will be missed. 😢 Rest peacefully King”

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