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12/06/2018 14:48 SAST | Updated 12/06/2018 14:48 SAST

Musician And Actor Dead At 20

Jackson Odell, who appeared in shows like 'Modern Family' and 'The Goldbergs', also wrote songs for the soundtrack of the film 'Forever My Girl'.

U.S. musician and actor Jackson Odell died on Friday in Tarzana, California. He was 20.

Odell, who played Ari Caldwell on the hit comedy "The Goldbergs", died at a "sober living facility," the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office said. No other information was available, pending "additional investigation".

Odell's family acknowledged his death on Sunday afternoon in a post on Twitter:

Odell was involved in show business from the age of 12, and had appeared in episodes of "The Fosters," "Modern Family" and "iCarly", Variety reported. He also played the character Zeke in the 2011 movie "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer", per IMDB.com.

As a musician, Odell wrote music for the films "Forever My Girl" and "Great Plains".

Friends, colleagues and fans took to Twitter to remember the young entertainer:

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