Updated: Mar 5
According to several reports, Jahmil French, an actor who is best known as Dave Turner on the famous Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation, just passed away yesterday. He was only 29 years old. No one knows the cause of death yet, it’s still undetermined. Dave Turner was featured in the spinoff Next Generation from 2009-2013 and was also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. He also appeared in the silver screen project Boost, to go further he was awarded the Canadian Screen Award in 2018. Several people and French colleagues and friends are saddened and pay tribute to the young and wonderful actor on social media. Here are a few Tweets from Twitter, @ChloeRose4, “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. He always wanted to make people laugh and smile, a true joy to be around. Rest in Peace ❤️.”
@stefanbrogen, “I’m sick with the news of Jahmil’s passing. He performed Dave with such sensitivity and thoughtfulness and could make me laugh so easily. It was a pleasure to work with him and he will be missed. This is a real loss. Rest In Peace.” @anniejclark, “Heartbroken over the loss of our friend Jahmil French. This video is how I’ll always think of him. So full of energy and fun. He was always dancing. A true talent and a great friend. We will all miss you so much Jahmil 💔.”
Rest in Peace Jahmil.