Rising actor Daniel Mickelson has died aged just twenty-three.
The star tragically passed away on July 4th.
Daniel was best known for his role in the 2019 TV series Mani, where he played Billy, and the indie horror film, The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man.
He had also recently launched his own clothing company named Kids Back Home.
Daniels passing was confirmed by his sister, Meredith Mickelson, in an emotional Instagram post.
Sharing a picture of the pair when they were children, Meredith wrote: “My heart is shattered & to write this feels so wrong and I don’t even know what to say. Yesterday I lost my brother, best friend & the other half of my heart. There wasn’t a person I loved more on this earth. There are no words that can do him justice that I could write. To know him was to love him. He was the happiest brightest smiley most sunshine human to exist and I’m so happy God chose me to be his sister for his whole amazing life.”
Since his passing was announced, fans, friends and celebrities alike have taken to social media to share their tributes to Daniel.
Kaia Gerber took to her Instagram stories to remember Daniel and reflect on the friendship they had formed.
Sharing a screenshot from a FaceTime call, Kaia wrote: “I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other. I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in sentences that probably annoyed everyone else but made us crack up every time.”
I wish I was still sitting on my bathroom floor Facetiming you, because that was the only place I had wifi and I never wanted to miss a call from you,” she continued. “Thank you for being the reason for so much laughter and happiness in the world. It won’t be the same without you here. I love you Daniel.”
The cause of Daniel’s death has not yet been announced.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Rest in peace, Daniel Mickelson.