Written by: Alex Green
Actor Jackson Odell, who appeared on “The Goldbergs” has died.
Odell was 20.
Details are few, but it’s been reported that Odell was found unresponsive at a sober home facility in the San Fernando Valley.
The Colorado-born Odell broke into Hollywood at 12, appearing in roles on shows like “Private Practice” and “iCarly.”
His most high-profile role came on “The Goldbergs” where he played Ari Caldwell.
In addition to his acting career, Odell was an aspiring singer/songwriter with a popular YouTube channel that boasted nearly 50,000 followers. Odell posted covers of songs by Rhianna and Alabama Shakes, but his real passion was Bob Dylan. Along with pal Zachary Friday, Odell recently posted a cover of Dylan’s “If You See Her Say Hello.”
Odell’s most recent movie “Forever My Girl” found the musician penning a number of songs for the soundtrack.
“He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul,” wrote members of Odell’s family, via Twitter. “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.”
They went on to write: “We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately.”