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Actor Jackson Odell dead at 20; coroner investigating cause

M 127 (Left to right.) Jackson Odell and Jordana Beatty star in Relativity Media’s release, in the m
Jackson Odell and Jordana Beatty appeared in the movie “Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer” in 2011.
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The Los Angeles County coroner is investigating the death of actor Jackson Odell.

Lt. Rudy Molano said Sunday that the 20-year-old was found unresponsive Friday at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana.

Odell was in the 2011 film “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” and had a recurring role on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” as Ari Caldwell. He also appeared in episodes of “Modern Family” and “Arrested Development.”

Odell was also a singer-songwriter who had several songwriting credits on the soundtrack of the film “Forever My Girl,” which came out earlier this year.

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Molano said an autopsy should be completed within the next couple of days.


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