Hayden Panettiere And Family Break Silence After Her Brother Jansen Panettiere’s Death At 28
The actor's death was reported a week ago.
The Hollywood community and the public as a whole received some incredibly tragic news last week. Jansen Panettiere, the younger brother of actress Hayden Panettiere, was confirmed to have passed away at the age of 28. After the former child actor’s death became public knowledge, fans took to social media to send their condolences to the family. Jansen’s relatives didn’t provide comment when the news broke last Monday. However, Hayden and the rest of the brood have broken their silence and paid tribute to the late star.
Hayden Panettiere and her family honored Jansen in a statement that was released this morning. The message, which was obtained by ABC News, includes fond remembrances of the former Disney Channel star. The group also lovely described the kind of person Jansen was:
One can’t even begin to imagine what the Panettiere family must be going through right now. At the very least, however, It must be somewhat cathartic to be able to memorialize their loved one in this way. Later on in the statement, they also confirmed that the actor died from an enlarged heart:
Jansen Panettiere reportedly passed away in New York the weekend before last. Last week, it was said that authorities received a call on Sunday, February 20, around 5:30 p.m. News outlets alleged, at the time, that there was no sign of foul play.
During his career, the late actor notched a number of significant credits but began his career as a Disney kid, earning a guest spot on Even Stevens and co-starring in the acclaimed Disney Channel Original Movie Tiger Cruise a few years later alongside his sister. He’d also carve out a place for himself as a voice actor, lending his pipes to shows and movies such as Blue’s Clues, The X’s, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Robots. Among his other live-action productions are The Walking Dead, sports drama The Perfect Game, The Martial Arts Kid and How High 2.
He was also incredibly close to older sister Hayden and posted about her on his Instagram a little over a month ago. Hayden, who is set to appear in Scream 6 next month, has been open about her personal life on several occasions. The Kirby Reed actress has been candid about being a mother and dealing with addiction. She’s usually one to speak her mind and, when it comes to the statement she and her family shared on Jansen, you can’t help but shed a tear.
We here at CinemaBlend continue to extend our condolences to the entire Panettiere family during this difficult time.
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