Jackson Odell, known for his role as popular student Ari Caldwell on the TV sitcom The Goldbergs, has died. He was 20.
Odell was found unresponsive in his Tarzana residence in Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley on June 8, the LA County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Variety. The cause of death has not been released pending an autopsy. No foul play is suspected.
In addition to his role as Ari in Seasons 1 and 2 of The Goldbergs, Odell had credits on The Fosters, Modern Family and iCarly. He starred in the 2011 movie Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer with Heather Graham. He had been involved in showbusiness from age 12.
Odell was a singer-songwriter and penned original songs for the soundtrack to the 2018 romantic drama Forever My Girl, including Wings Of An Angel which American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina sang for the movie.
Forever My Girl starred Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, with Roe as a country singer who sets out to win back the woman he left at the altar years before.
Odell sang several covers and original songs, which he posted to his YouTube channel, including one of Dreaming With A Broken Heart by John Mayer. – Reuters