Ariel Winter Mourns Jackson Odell, Shares Heartbreaking Message
Shock and sadness continues to emanate around Hollywood when it comes to the death of Jackson Odell.
As detailed over the weekend, the young actor and musician was found dead on Friday at what most outlets have reported as a sober living facility.
(Other outlets have written that the 20-year old was actually found dead inside his own home.)
Best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on eight episodes of The Goldbergs, Odell also appeared on episodes of Modern Family, The Fosters and Nickelodeon’s iCarly.
His movie resumes includes 2011 children’s movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.
Over the past couple years, Odell had transitioned from acting into the music, having penned numerous tracks for the soundtrack of the 2018 movie Forever Your Girl, including the Lauren Alaina hit, “Wings of an Angel.”
Numerous celebrities and close friends have shared their condolence over social media since this tragic news broke, with Odell’s family releasing a statement that reads as follows:
The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell, on Friday.
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 and loved him does as well.
Along with his loved ones, Modern Family actress Ariel Winter also left a note that has left the Internet in tears.
She had known Odell since he first broke into the acting business and responded to his passing with a note on Twitter. It reads:
Devastated to hear about the passing of Jackson Odell.
I knew Jackson since we were 12 years old, and he even appeared in an episode of Modern Family. We didn’t talk much as we entered our high school years, but I’m glad I got to spend time with him before his end.
Very hard for me to hear about anyone passing away, but someone so young really saddens me. Sending love to his family and friends.
You can see the note for yourself here:
Odell’s cause of death is yet to be determined.
We expect to know more this week after an autopsy is performed and the results are made public.
Radar Online has reported that he passed away from a heroin overdose, but it offers little evidence to back up this speculation and we do not want to get ahead of ourselves.
We simply hope Jackson Odell is resting in peace.
The young actor’s passing concluded a sad week overall in Hollywood.
It followed the suicide of designer Kate Spade at age 55 and the suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain at age 55.
We’ll continue to follow the details as they relate to all of these deaths and we’ll continue to keep readers up to speed regarding the latest.