, the actor who played Dave Turner on the long-running series and Dante Sands in , passed away at 29, according to his costars. His cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Soundtrack creator Joshua Safran broke the news one day after French’s tragic death on Monday, March 1, writing: “I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday.

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“Only posting because I see the story getting out there. I will have more to say about him later,” he added. “Right now we’re all just processing this devastating news.”

French’s other pals have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the late actor. Cristine Prosperi, who played Imogen Moreno on Degrassi, tweeted: “My heart is so heavy.. Truly one of a kind. Rest In Peace 🕊,” and French’s onscreen love, Melinda Shankar, who played Alli Bhandari on the series, shared a series of sweet photos of the two on Instagram.

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