Jansen Panettiere’s family, including his sister Hayden, revealed that the 28-year-old actor’s death last week was due to an enlarged cardiomegaly, or enlarged heart, along with aortic valve complications.
“Although it provides little comfort, the medical examiner reported that Janssen’s sudden death was due to cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart), along with aortic valve complications,” the family said in a statement to ABC News.
“We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support for our family as we overcome this unimaginable loss, and ask that we be given our privacy during this mourning period,” the family said. “We love you very much Jansen and you will forever be in our hearts.”
Jansen Panettiere, younger brother of actress Hayden Panettiere, died on February 19 in New York. He was an actor who followed his sister, Hayden, into show business with appearances Even Stevens, Blue Evidence, Ice Age: The Meltdown And the walking Dead.
Born September 25, 1994, in Palisades, New York, Panettiere earned his first credits as a voice actor prior to his 2002 appearance on the Disney Channel. Even Stevens Starring a young Shia LaBeouf. Subsequent credits include 2003 appearances on the sitcom Hope & Faith and the drama Third Watch, and the following year he voiced the recurring character Periwinkle on Blue guides.
As a voice actor, his credits include 100 Things to Do Before Middle School, Robotics, Ice Age: Meltdown, And exeamong others.
Panettiere, who is also a painter and artist, appeared alongside his sister in the 2004 Disney Channel movie Tiger Cruise. In 2019, he co-starred in How High 2 on MTV. Hayden Panettiere is best known for her roles on television. Champions And Nashvilleas well Scream movie franchise.
In a statement to ABC News, the late actor’s family, including his mother Leslie Fogel, father Skip Panettiere and sister Hayden, said, “Jansen’s heart can be seen in his eyes, his charm in his cool, sweet smile; his soul in his witty and revealing paintings, and the joy of life in his dry wit.” His charisma, warmth, empathy and creative spirit will live forever in our hearts and in the hearts of all those he met.”
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