Jessica Campbell Dies, ‘Election’ Star Was 38

Jessica Campbell Dies, ‘Election’ Star Was 38

Former actress Jessica Campbell, who appeared alongside Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick within the 1999 comedy Election, has sadly handed away. News of her loss of life is simply beginning to hit the press, although her household has revealed to TMZ that Campbell was discovered useless on Dec. 29 at her house in Portland. Though a full post-mortem was reportedly carried out, an official explanation for loss of life hasn’t but been divulged to the household. She was 38 years previous.

According to Campbell’s cousin Sarah, her loss of life was very sudden and got here as an incredible 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 observe. After work, she returned house to go to along with her mom and aunt.

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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 function earned Campbell some recognition, placing her up for nominations on the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance and the YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film. Taking to Twitter after listening to about Campbell’s passing, Election co-star Reese Witherspoon addressed the heartbreaking information.

“So heart broken to hear this. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my love to Jessica’s family and loved ones,” Witherspoon writes.

As a toddler star, Campbell additionally appeared within the TV film In the Best Interest of the Children alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Sally Struthers. She additionally picked up a task as Amy Andrews within the 2000 comedy series Freaks and Geeks, which has developed a big cult following and featured an ensemble forged together with James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, and John Francis Daley. Jessica was additionally featured with Glenn Close, Kristen Stewart, and Timothy Olyphant in Rose Troche’s 2001 drama The Safety 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 govt producer Judd Apatow has personally donated $5,000, and complete strangers from all around the world are additionally including their contributions. The household additionally says Jessica has been cremated and they’re presently planning a memorial service. Our ideas exit to Oliver and the remainder of Campell’s household throughout this extremely painful time. She shall be liked and missed. Rest in peace. You can donate to the household by heading to GoFundMe. This information involves us from TMZ.

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