Jahmil French (July 29, 1991 - March 1, 2021) was an actor who is best known for his role on Degrassi as Dave Turner. He was good friends with Munro Chambers, Shannon Kook-ChunLuke BilykStephan James, and Shanice Banton. Jahmil's television credits included Flashpoint as Mateo Medieros. His theatre credits included Greek tragedy Antigone, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, Too Darn Hot, Cabaret and several more. 


He co starred in the movie Rocky Road with Mark Salling. He and Shanice Banton starred in a movie entitled A Day Late, A Dollar Short which also starred Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames and various other African-American actors which aired in April 2014. He also played Trey on the AMC series The Divide. In 2019, he appeared as Dante Sands in the first season of the Netflix musical drama Soundtrack, along with Jenna Dewan, Paul James, and Christina Milian, among others.

It was reported that Jahmil died on March 1, 2021 but the news spread to the public the next day. Co-stars such as Melinda Shankar, Jordan Todosey, Munro Chambers, Lyle Lettau, Aislinn Paul, AJ Saudin, Sam Earle, Chloe Rose, Annie Clark, Jessica Tyler, Stefan Brogren, Cory Lee, and Cristine Prosperi paid their condolences to him. Many Degrassi actors that either left before he came onto the show or joined after he left sent condolences, including Lauren Collins, Ana Golja, and Andrea Lewis.

Trivia

  • Jahmil was a Leo.
  • Jahmil was a Spoken Word Artist.
  • He had the same birthday as Munro Chambers, but he was one year younger.
  • He was the first main cast member of the series to have passed away after Neil Hope.

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