Former actress Jessica Campbell, who appeared alongside Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick in the 1999 comedy Choice, has sadly passed away. News of her death is just beginning to make its way to the press, although her family has revealed to TMZ that Campbell was found dead on December 29 at her home in Portland. Although a full autopsy was reportedly performed, the official cause of death has not yet been revealed to the family. He was 38 years old.
According to Campbell’s cousin Sarah, her death was very sudden and had a tremendous impact on the family. Campbell, who had been working as a naturopathic physician, reportedly had a very routine day when he passed away, working with patients in his practice. After work, he returned home to visit his mother and aunt.
Sarah says Campbell was later found collapsed on the floor after she went to the bathroom and never came out again. Her aunt tried to revive her before paramedics took over when they arrived at the scene, but Jessica was unable to save herself despite her best efforts. The family also says Campbell had complained of congestion and suspected she had a cold, although the illness was not believed to be Covid-19.
As an actress, Campbell was best known for playing Tammy Metzler in Choice, the younger sister of Chris Klein’s character Paul. The role earned Campbell some recognition, leading to nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance and the YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film. On Twitter after learning of Campbell’s passing, Choice co-star Reese Witherspoon addressed the heartbreaking news.
So heart broken to hear this. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my love to Jessica‘s family and loved ones. https://t.co/xEt6bOwWqE
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) January 13, 2021
“It broke my heart to hear this. Working with Jessica on Choice was a pleasure. I send all my love to Jessica’s family and loved ones, ”writes Witherspoon.
As a child star, Campbell also appeared in the television movie. In the Best Interest of Children with Sarah Jessica Parker and Sally Struthers. She also took on a role as Amy Andrews on the 2000 comedy series Freaks and Geeks, which has developed a large following and featured a cast that included James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, and John Francis Daley. Jessica also appeared with Glenn Close, Kristen Stewart, and Timothy Olyphant in Rose Troche’s 2001 drama Safety of Objects.
Campbell is survived by her 10-year-old son Oliver. After his passing, a GoFundMe page was launched to help the family cover the funeral expenses and support the child. Weirdos and Nerds Executive Producer Judd Apatow has personally donated $ 5,000, and strangers from around the world are adding their contributions as well.
The family also says that Jessica has been cremated and that they are currently planning a memorial service. Our thoughts are with Oliver and the rest of the Campell family during this incredibly painful time. She will be loved and missed. Rest in peace. You can donate to the family by heading to GoFundMe. This news comes to us from TMZ.