Jahmil French has reportedly died at the age of 29.
The Canadian star was best known for his role as Dave Turner in the teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
And he has also starred in the original show’s other offshoot Degrassi: Minis.
Following the news of the rising star’s death, Jahmil’s old friends and fellow cast members have flocked to social media to pay tribute.
"Bhandurner forever in my heart," a heartbroken Melinda Shankur wrote.
Actress Chloe Rose later posted on her Twitter page: "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," she added next to a love heart emoji.
Fans were utterly devastated to learn the news, as one shared: "I been watching Degrassi since 2001 and I remember around 2007 or 2008 when they started introducing you and the other new cast I was like no I don’t want these new characters, but I instantly fell in love with the new cast.
"You were a talented actor and will be missed."
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"I’m in shock… RIP Jahmil French," another said sadly. "I really hope this isn’t true, but if it is, I wanted to post my favorite Dave scene as a tribute and reminder of Jahmil’s talent & accomplishments.
"I really hope he’s at peace," they added.
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Jahmil’s last social media action was to share a beaming happy selfie on his Instagram page over a month ago.
Posting to his followers, the actor captioned the snap with a simple smiley face emoji.
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