Degrassi star Jahmil French has reportedly died at the age of 29.

The Canadian actor was best known for his role as Dave Turner in the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: Minis and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

He also appeared in Netflix series Soundtrack and Pop TV series Let's Get Physical.

Now Jahmil's co-stars have paid tribute to the young actor following his tragic death.

Degrassi: The Next Generation co-star Melinda Shankur penned on Monday night on Twitter: "Bhandurner forever in my heart."

Writing on Instagram alongside an image of herself and Jahmil, Melinda penned: "@jahmilfrench you will always hold such a special place in my heart.

"Thank you for being one of the most talented, compassionate, kindest, funniest friends I have.

|You were so loved. Sharing some of my fav pics over the years to highlight his bright light. I’ll miss our dance offs.
#Bhandurner forever."

Meanwhile, actress Chloe Rose wrote on Twitter : "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 [red heart emoji]".

Jahmil French in 2019
Jahmil French has reportedly died at the age of 29

Jahmil last posted on Instagram in January when he shared a selfie of himself with the caption of a smiley face emoji.  

His Soundtrack co-star and musician Christina Milian commented on his last post: You will be missed. [crying emoji] Rest peacefully King".

For his performance, French had received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2013.

He went on to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2018 for his turn in the film Boost.

Jahmil French attends the "Party With Degrassi" premiere screening event for the new season of TeenNick's award-winning "Degrassi" at The Wellmont Theatre on February 18, 2012
Jahmil French attends the "Party With Degrassi" premiere screening event for the new season of TeenNick's award-winning "Degrassi" at The Wellmont Theatre on February 18, 2012

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