Actor Jackson Odell who is best known for playing Ari Caldwell on ABC's The Goldbergs, was found unresponsive at a sober living facility in Tarzana, California. He is dead at the age of 20.
There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of his death.
Odell's family released a statement asking for privacy:
The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell, on Friday," the statement reads. "He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward. Our wish is that the rest of the world who knew him does as well. We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately. We will not be making any more statements.
Odell's friends and colleagues offered their condolences:
RIP Jackson Odell. I’m so happy that i got to know you. You were a true talent and an even truer person.— Charlie DePew (@CharlieDePew) June 10, 2018
No!! Jackson Odell was so insanely talented. Not just for random shows & movies, but for his music. Followed him on YT for yrs & made sure to include him in an article I did at my 1st internship yrs ago. Then went to see #ForeverMyGirl opening night to support his songwriting😢😭 https://t.co/XH2Wp7QRgx— Rachael Ellenbogen (@TheRachaelE) June 10, 2018
Jackson Odell was way too young to pass :( My heart goes out to his family during this time of grieving. Our Goldbergs family will miss him. RIP sweet Jackson. This is heartbreaking.— Aly & AJ (@alyandaj) June 10, 2018
Rest In Peace Jackson Odell... you and your family meant a lot to me and I wish we hadn’t of distanced so much over the years. I’ll always remember you being my first kiss & just a fun goofy person who could make anyone laugh. I know you’re singing with the angels now. ❤️😇❤️— Amber Frank (@ItsAmberFrank) June 10, 2018
RIP Jackson Odell. Terribly sad news & our industry unfortunately has lost another young talent.— Gregg Sulkin (@greggsulkin) June 11, 2018
Not only was Odell building a career in film and television, the young man was also a musician who posted songs to YouTube.
He had recently contributed to the soundtrack for the 2018 film Forever My Girl.
It is a very sad end for someone so young and with so much promise.
How very sad. My condolences to his family, friends, and others who loved him.— Rob Schumaker (@robschumaker) June 11, 2018
RIP Jackson Odell.
H/T: Huffington Post