Jessica Campbell, an actor who starred in TV present Freaks and Geeks and 1999 film Election, died in late December on the age of 38 in Portland, Ore.
Campbell’s cousin, Sarah Wessling, confirmed the information to media, and introduced a GoFundMe for Campbell’s son, 10-year-old Oliver.
No reason behind demise has been revealed, although a number of retailers are reporting that she had skilled flu-like signs and congestion the morning of her demise on Dec. 29, 2020.
Campbell, who had beforehand left appearing to grow to be a naturopathic physician, spent the day as she usually would: consulting with sufferers at her workplace, based on Wessling. After work, she visited together with her aunt and mom, then excused herself to the lavatory and by no means got here out.
Her aunt discovered her collapsed on the lavatory flooring, and paramedics weren’t in a position to revive her as soon as they arrived on the dwelling.
The household is awaiting post-mortem outcomes from the Multnomah County Medical Examiner in Oregon.
Campbell began appearing in 1992, showing in a TV film with Sarah Jessica Parker. Her huge position got here seven years later in Election, the place she performed Tammy Metzler, sister of jock Paul (Chris Klein). For her work on the movie, she earned an Unbiased Spirit Award nomination for Greatest Debut Efficiency.
Her different most notable credit score is TV present Freaks and Geeks, the Paul Feig-Judd Apatow cult favorite that solely lasted for one season. Campbell appeared in a two-episode arc as Amy Andrews.
From there, she went on to star as Julie Gold within the 2001 film The Security of Objects. After just a few extra bit roles in films, she stop appearing and moved into naturopathy.
A-list actor and Campbell’s co-star in Election, Reese Witherspoon, posted her condolences to Twitter:
“So coronary heart damaged (sic) to listen to this. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my like to Jessica’s household and family members,” she wrote.
Wessling wrote on the GoFundMe web page that Campbell’s “ardour for all times and the individuals in it was astounding.”
“Touring the world, appearing, turning into a health care provider, being Mother to the good child ever; these bucket record gadgets wove the quotidian cloth of her actuality,” Wessling wrote.
Moreover Oliver, her mom and aunt, Campbell is survived by her husband Daniel and several other different prolonged family members. There are plans for a memorial service, however particulars haven’t been made public.
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