Actor Jackson Odell of 'The Goldbergs' and 'iCarly' fame dies at the age of 20

The young actor's body was reportedly found unresponsive in a sober living home in San Fernando Valley on Friday.


                            Actor Jackson Odell of 'The Goldbergs' and 'iCarly' fame dies at the age of 20

20-year-old actor Jackson Odell, who is best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on 'The Goldbergs' has been found dead. Odell's body was reportedly found unresponsive in a sober living home in San Fernando Valley on Friday.  

"We're told he was found unresponsive in a sober living home, and there were no signs of foul play," according to TMZ. However, there is an ongoing investigation, which will provide some answers as to the cause of the death.  

Sober living homes are group housings where people struggling with addictions live together. 

Odell, who has been in the limelight since the age of 12, has been part of popular shows such as Nickelodeon’s 'iCarly' and ABC's 'Modern Family.' He also recently wrote several songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 film 'Forever Your Girl,' the most famous song of which is the Lauren Alaina hit 'Wings of an Angel.' 

Young actor Jackson Odell was found dead on Friday (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity)
Young actor Jackson Odell was found dead on Friday (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity)

On Tuesday, Odell had even appeared on the podcast 'Controlled Chaos,' along with Josh Wolf, whose wife Bethany Wolf directed 'Forever My Girl'. While on the podcast he had also revealed that he had just written a song for Shawn Mendes and even performed a number titled 'Something Good.'

Many fans have been sharing condolence messages for the actor online: 

"No!! Jackson Odell was so insanely talented. Not just for random shows & movies, but for his music. Followed him on YT for yrs & made sure to include him in an article I did at my 1st internship yrs ago. Then went to see #ForeverMyGirl opening night to support his songwriting," tweeted a fan. 

Meanwhile many others wrote messages along the lines of "So young. I'm sorry to hear this." and "Very sad so young."