Remembering Jackson Odell

Cause of death for 'Goldbergs' actor Jackson Odell revealed as drug overdose

Celebrity news site The Blast reported that Odell died at age 20 from an overdose in a sober living facility in Tarzana, California, where he was seeking treatment, according to the examiner

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The specific cause is listed as “acute heroin and cocaine toxicity.” The manner of death is listed as accidental.

Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations at the County of Los Angeles Department of Coroner, told USA Today Odell “had a history of heroin addiction.”

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Odell, who had parts in movies and was also singer and songwriter, died less than a month before his 21st birthday. At the time of his death, his family released a statement saying, “The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell, on Friday. He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward. Our wish is that the rest of the world who knew and loved him does as well.”

The cause of death for actor, singer and songwriter Jackson Odell is a drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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