Former actress Jessica Campbell, who appeared alongside Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick within the 1999 comedy Election, has sadly handed away. Information of her demise is simply beginning to hit the press, although her household has revealed to TMZ that Campbell was discovered useless on Dec. 29 at her residence in Portland. Although a full post-mortem was reportedly carried out, an official reason for demise hasn’t but been divulged to the household. She was 38 years previous.
In accordance with Campbell’s cousin Sarah, her demise was very sudden and got here as an amazing shock to the household. Campbell, who had been working as a naturopathic doctor, reportedly had a really routine day when she handed, working with sufferers at her follow. After work, she returned residence to go to together with her mom and aunt.
Sarah says Campbell was later discovered collapsed on the ground after she went to the toilet and by no means got here again out. Her aunt tried to revive her earlier than responding paramedics took over after they arrived on the scene, however Jessica couldn’t be saved regardless of their finest efforts. The household additionally says Campbell had complained of congestion and suspected she was getting a chilly, although the sickness wasn’t believed to be Covid-19.
As an actress, Campbell was finest identified for starring as Tammy Metzler in Election, the youthful sister of Chris Klein’s character Paul. The position earned Campbell some recognition, placing her up for nominations on the Unbiased Spirit Awards for Finest Debut Efficiency and the YoungStar Award for Finest Efficiency by a Younger Actress in a Comedy Movie. Taking to Twitter after listening to about Campbell’s passing, Election co-star Reese Witherspoon addressed the heartbreaking information.
“So coronary heart damaged to listen to this. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I am sending all my like to Jessica’s household and family members,” Witherspoon writes.
As a baby star, Campbell additionally appeared within the TV film Within the Finest Curiosity of the Youngsters alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Sally Struthers. She additionally picked up a job as Amy Andrews within the 2000 comedy collection Freaks and Geeks, which has developed a big cult following and featured an ensemble solid together with James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, and John Francis Daley. Jessica was additionally featured with Glenn Shut, Kristen Stewart, and Timothy Olyphant in Rose Troche’s 2001 drama The Security of Objects.
Campbell’s is survived by her 10-year-old son Oliver. After her passing, a GoFundMe web page was launched to assist the household cowl funeral bills and supply for the younger boy. Freaks and Geeks government producer Judd Apatow has personally donated $5,000, and whole strangers from everywhere in the world are additionally including their contributions. The household additionally says Jessica has been cremated and they’re at present planning a memorial service. Our ideas exit to Oliver and the remainder of Campell’s household throughout this extremely painful time. She shall be beloved and missed. Relaxation in peace. You may donate to the household by heading to GoFundMe. This information involves us from TMZ.