Jansen Panettiere, known for his roles in “The Walking Dead” and “Ice Age: The Meltdown” and the sibling of actor Hayden Panettiere, passed away on Sunday in New York City at the age of 28.
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Hayden’s representative, Kasey Kitchen, confirmed the sad news to CNN.
Panettiere is fondly remembered for his contributions to “The Walking Dead.” The producers at Valhalla Entertainment expressed their condolences on Twitter, stating, “You might remember Jansen as ‘Casper’ in ‘The Calm Before’ in Season 9 of #TheWalkingDead. He will be deeply missed. The whole #TWDFamily is thinking about the Panettiere family right now.”
Panettiere’s filmography encompasses a diverse range of projects, including “The Last Day of Summer,” “Even Stevens,” “The X’s,” “The Forger,” “The Martial Arts Kid,” “Summer Forever,” and “Love and Love Not.” In addition, he shared the screen with his sister in the 2004 film “Tiger Cruise.” Among his early credits are voice acting roles in projects such as “Midori’s Nintendoland Bakery,” “Grand Central Bennetts,” and “Blue’s Clues.”
The actor was also involved in the upcoming film “Aaah! Roach!” currently in post-production. He had commitments to projects like “American Game,” currently in production, “Horse,” in pre-production, and “Justice Angel,” which is in development.
Alyson Stoner, known for her roles in “Step Up,” “Phineas and Ferb,” and “Camp Rock,” paid tribute to the late star on Instagram. In the caption, she expressed her love and wished him peace, extending condolences to Hayden Panettiere and urging everyone to support each other during this difficult time.
Panettiere was born Sept. 25, 1994, in Palisades, N.Y.
The actor is survived by his sister and his parents Lesley Vogel and Alan “Skip” Panettiere.