TARZANA—Actor and musician, Jackson Odell, 20, died on June 8 at a sober living home in Tarzana.
Odell is best known for playing Ari Caldwell on the ABC comedy “The Goldbergs,” and for his appearances on the comedy “Modern Family.” The exact cause of Odell’s death is currently unclear. People Magazine reported that Assistant Chief Coroner, Ed Winter said, “There was no paraphernalia or legal drugs found on the scene. He was found unresponsive.”
“The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell, on Friday. He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward. Our wish is that the rest of the world who knew and loved him does as well. We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately. We will not be making any more statements,” wrote Odell’s family via Twitter on June 10.
In addition to his success as an actor, Odell frequently displayed musical talents. He posted guitar and vocal covers on his YouTube channel, and co-wrote a song with producer and songwriter Brett Boyett for the 2018 film “Forever Girl.”
Odell’s celebrity friends and fans continue to share their condolences on social media. The actor was laid to rest during a private funeral on Wednesday, June 13.