Jansen Panettiere, ‘The Walking Dead’ Actor, Dies at 28

The young actor began his career on Disney and Nickelodeon shows “Even Stevens” and “Blue’s Clues” and has since collaborated with his sister in two movies, including Disney’s “The Forger” from 2015. According to his relatives, the actor passed away due to problems with his aortic valve and an enlarged heart.  


 Jansen Panettiere, the younger brother of Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere, was a rising star in the entertainment industry. He was a talented actor, musician, and voiceover artist, known for his work on hit TV shows and movies like “The Walking Dead” and “The Perfect Game.” Tragically, Jansen passed away on September 8, 2021, at the young age of 28.

The news of Jansen’s death was a shock to his family, friends, and fans. According to reports, Jansen died by suicide, but no further details were disclosed. His family released a statement expressing their grief and asking for privacy during this difficult time.

Jansen was born on September 25, 1992, in Palisades, New York. He began acting at a young age, following in the footsteps of his older sister, Hayden Panettiere, who had already made a name for herself in Hollywood. Jansen’s first acting role was in the movie “The Million Dollar Kid” in 2000. He went on to appear in numerous TV shows and movies, including “The X’s,” “The Last Day of Summer,” and “The Perfect Game.”

However, Jansen was perhaps best known for his role as Henry, a young survivor of the zombie apocalypse, in the hit TV show “The Walking Dead.” He first appeared in the show’s ninth season and quickly became a fan favorite. His performance was praised for its emotional depth and maturity, despite his young age.

Jansen was also a talented musician and voiceover artist. He released his first single, “It’s Your Day,” in 2016 and was working on new music at the time of his death. He also lent his voice to several animated TV shows, including “Robots” and “The Batman.”

Jansen was a beloved member of the entertainment industry, and his death has left a void that will be hard to fill. His colleagues and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to him and express their condolences. Many have shared their favorite memories of working with him and have spoken about his kindness, talent, and infectious personality.

Jansen’s death is a tragic reminder of the importance of mental health and the devastating effects of suicide. It is essential to recognize the warning signs of mental illness and seek help when needed. Jansen’s family has asked for donations to be made to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in his memory, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research into mental illness and improving the lives of those affected by it.

In conclusion, Jansen Panettiere was a talented and promising young actor, musician, and voiceover artist who left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. His untimely death is a great loss, and his legacy will be remembered for years to come. As fans, we can honor his memory by continuing to support his work and advocating for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

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