The tragic news has reached us that former actress, Jessica Campbell, has sadly passed away.
The family have now spoken out about her death...
She was just thirty-eight years old.
aw man, rip jessica campbell. dammit.— nick nightingale (@greffistaf) January 13, 2021
Her cousin confirmed the heartbreaking news to TMZ.
Since the news of her unexpected passing reached social media...
Terrible news. 'Election' wouldn't be the same without her. She was so great in it. RIP— 𝐿𝒾𝓏𝓏𝓎 (@YASSemite) January 13, 2021
Tributes have been pouring in.
RIP Jessica Campbell, who gave us two truly iconic teen girl performances (!) in the same year (!!!) pic.twitter.com/ffLqLKmqn3— emily (@emilygagne) January 13, 2021
I like the movie ELECTION and the TV show FREAKS AND GEEKS, so I am very sad to see that actress Jessica Campbell died suddenly late last year (just now being reported). Jessica left acting and became a doctor, and was treating patients the day she died. Only 38 years old. pic.twitter.com/hB21fsKc5N— James L Neibaur (@JimLNeibaur) January 13, 2021
R.I.P. Jessica Campbell. So phenomenal as Tammy Metzler in ELECTION (1999). pic.twitter.com/Kp9y1mNTes— Bill Geerhart (@CONELRAD6401240) January 13, 2021
Farewell, Jessica Campbell, who gave two hugely underrated performances in Election and Freaks and Geeks. Way too young. https://t.co/wawmRm9F77— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) January 13, 2021
Jessica was best known for her role as Tammy Metzler in Election...
Starring alongside the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, and Chris Klein.
Her role in the popular flick earned her an impressive accolade...
Bagging an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance.
She then went on to guest-star on the smash-hit cult TV series, Freaks and Geeks...
As well as Safety of Objects and Junk before leaving acting behind.
But she eventually put acting behind her...
And went on to become a naturopathic physician.
But, heartbreakingly her family have confirmed that she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last month.
Jessica passed away on December 29th in Portland.
Her cousin, Sarah Wessling, told TMZ that the day she died, Jessica had worked a normal day seeing patients at her practice.
Jessica had returned home to visit with her mother and aunt...
When tragedy struck.
Sarah says Jessica went to the bathroom but never came out.
And when her aunt went to check on her, she found her collapsed on the floor.
According to TMZ, her aunt tried to revive her but couldn't, and neither could EMTs when they arrived.
The family says Jessica had been complaining of congestion and felt like she was getting a cold, but they didn't think it was COVID-19.
The results of her autopsy are expected soon.
Rest in Peace, Jessica.