Jackson Odell of 'The Goldbergs' and 'iCarly' fame died of "accidental drug overdose"

The young actor, who has been in the limelight since the age of 12, reportedly had a history of heroin addiction.


                            Jackson Odell of 'The Goldbergs' and 'iCarly' fame died of "accidental drug overdose"

Jackson Odell, the actor who is best known for playing the roles of Ari Caldwell on 'The Goldbergs' and Ted Durkas in ‘Modern Family’ died of an accidental drug overdose. According to E! News, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office determined that Odell died of "acute heroin and cocaine toxicity" and that the death was accidental. He reportedly had a history of heroin addiction but his last drug test had come out clean. 

Odell, who was 20 years old at the time of his death, was found unresponsive in a sober living home - group housings where people struggling with addictions live together - on Friday, June 8. At the time it was established that there were no signs of foul play. No drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of his death.  

Actor Jackson Odell attends the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer' at ArcLight Hollywood on June 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actor Jackson Odell attends the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer' at ArcLight Hollywood on June 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

His family had said in a statement after his death, "The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell...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." 

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.'