Vale: Jackson Odell

US actor, best known for The Goldbergs, has died.

US actor Jackson Odell, best known for The Goldbergs, has died, aged 20.

He was found dead on Friday in a ‘sober living home’ in the San Fernando Valley, according to US reports. He was found unresponsive at the facility and there were no immediate signs of foul play.

Odell had been acting since age 12 in titles such as Private Practice, State of the Union and I Have Friends.

He appeared on iCarly, Modern Family, Arrested Development, and The Fosters with a recurring role on The Goldbergs as student Ari Caldwell.

He was also a successful singer/songwriter, penning several songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 movie Forever Your Girl.

Source: Deadline.

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  1. young people in TV/Movie land succumbing to drug abuse issues & subsequent death has been a continual problem for years. It seems only the very strong & confident ones survive not only the rigors of the extensive working hours but the dog eat dog type environment especially in Hollywood. Not to mention, people who pressure their kids into going into showbiz mostly for their own gain & not the child’s eg Lindsay Lohan, Macauley Culkin etc.
    i feel maybe some of the older actors could step up & try to mentor some of these kids, i don’t know, something needs to change though.

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