We are sad to say that we have lost yet another familiar face this week. Singer/songwriter and actor Jackson Odell was found unresponsive on Friday, TMZreports.
‘The Goldbergs’ star was found unresponsive at a sober living home in San Fernando Valley on June 8th. Law enforcement officials say that there were no signs of foul play when officers arrived at the scene. The cause of death is currently unknown. Officials are waiting for the autopsy report.
Here is everything you need to know about the talented actor that was taken far too soon.
He Started Acting at the Age of 12.
Not only did Odell star on the hit series, ‘The Goldbergs,’ you may have also seen this talented actor in the teen movie, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Odell played Zeke in the film. Odell also had various guest roles on the familiar TV shows, ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘iCarly,’ and ‘Modern Family.’
Not Only was Odell an Actor, But He Was Also a Successful Songwriter.
The most recent work in songwriting that Odell did was help write several songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 film, Forever Young Girl. He helped write Lauren Alania’s hit “Wings of an Angel, featured on the soundtrack. Odell also wrote the song, “Hopeless Game” for the Redemption movie soundtrack.
One of His Last Interviews Was at the Premiere of the film, Forever Young Girl.
In an interview in January 2018, Odell spoke about his “amazing experience” working on songs for the film, according to Hollywood Life. “Writing from a place of truth is a really big deal for me—whether it’s about relationships, or whether it’s about redemption or catharsis or whatever it is—it’s not really about the subject, as it is about the progress and the experience, and the process that someone goes through without love,” said Odell. “I draw inspiration from truth where that may lie.”
He Posted Popular Song Covers on YouTube.
Odell’s YouTube channel was quite popular with over 39,000 subscribers. The singer not only sang his own songs, he liked to post covers to well-known songs. Two well-known hits you may know that Jackson covered were, “Stay” by Rihanna and “Hold On” by Alabama Shakes. Odell also enjoyed filming acoustic guitar tutorials and showing people how to play certain chords and songs on the instrument.
He was a Passionate Bob Dylan Fan.
In Odell’s final Instagram post before he passed, the actor dedicated a post to Bob Dylan’s birthday. Jackson thanked the singer for inspiring his songwriting. Odell also posted this video on YouTube of him and well-known YouTuber, Zachary Friday singing a medley of Bob Dylan classics including, “If You See Her, Say Hello.”
Our thoughts and wishes are with Jackson’s family and anyone affected by his shocking passing.
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