Actor Jackson Odell dead at 20; coroner investigating cause


Former teen actor and successful songwriter Jackson Odell has died, according to media reports.

On The Goldbergs, Odell co-starred in the first two seasons as Dana's older brother Ari Caldwell, who was friends with Erica and Lexie. However, no signs of foul play were found.

No cause of death has been given at this time, but an autopsy is reportedly pending.

Aside from his role on The Goldbergs, O'Dell also has guest roles on iCarly, Modern Family and Arrested Development. "He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul", a statement on the actor's website reads.

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He also made music for the movie "Forever My Girl". "He had so much more to share".

The message indicated that there would be no additional statements as the family tries "to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately".

He was known for sharing videos of himself singing covers of popular artists' songs on YouTube over the years.