Jackson Odell—a songwriter and former teen actor best known for his roles on TV shows “iCarly” and “The Goldbergs”—has died at the age of 20 years old.
According to TMZ, Odell “was found unresponsive in a sober living home” in the San Fernando Valley in California, and “there were no signs of foul play.”
As for his cause of death, that has yet to be determined, however, since he was found dead in a sober living home, it is assumed he died as the result of a drug or alcohol overdose.
Jackson’s family said in a statement: “The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell. 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 does as well. We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately.”
Odell had been acting since he was 12 years old and his credits included a recurring role on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs as popular student Ari Caldwell. He also appeared in several episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy iCarly, and was featured in two episodes of the hit ABC series Modern Family as Ted Durkas. Jackson also landed a big screen role in the 2011 children’s movie “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.”
In addition to acting, Jackson was also successful singer/songwriter. Most recently, he had written several songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 movie “Forever Your Girl,” including the Lauren Alaina hit “Wings of an Angel.”