The Hollywood community is in mourning after the death of the actor Daniel Mickelson at the age of 23, which occurred during the weekend of July 4.
The sad news was spread on the Instagram profile of his sister, the model Meredith Mickelson, who shared a photo of both of them when they were little.
“My heart is broken and writing this feels so bad I don’t even know what to say. Yesterday I lost my brother, best friend and the other half of my heart. There wasn’t a person I loved more in this world. There are no words that do it justice. To know him was to love him. He was the happiest, brightest, most smiling, warmest human in existence and I am so happy that God has chosen me as his sister for all his wonderful life,” wrote the model.
In his latest Instagram posts, the actor showed images of what would become his last vacation in Hawaii with his girlfriend Maddie Haley, who was also very affected by her loss.
“I’m not sure how I’m going to get by, but I’m going to be strong because I know what you would have wanted. Everything I do now is for you. Now I have a guardian angel by my side for the rest of my life. I’m going to make you so proud. I love you forever baby,” said Haley, accompanied by a series of photographs showing the great affection that existed between them.
The actor’s son Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick, was among the first to mourn the death of Daniel, wrote on his social networks: “Praying for you”; while Paris Hilton public: “It is very sad to hear this. RIP ”.
For her part, the actress Kia Gerber dedicated a few words in a story on Instagram: “I remember that time we sat on the couch and we spent all day making up our own secret language that we kept talking every time we saw each other”.
She also uploaded a post with a photo of a video call she had with the actor. “I wish that we could go back there. I wish we were still speaking in phrases that probably annoyed everyone else, but made us laugh every time,” she wrote in the post.
The actor’s family released a statement to the press in which they only reported on the decline, but not on the causes:
“The Mickelson family is devastated by the tragic loss of their beloved Daniel. Daniel was a shining light to all, as well as an inexhaustible source of positive energy and love that can never be replaced and will be missed. We thank everyone for their support and thoughts, and for the privacy for the family to suffer.”
Daniel Mickelson was born on October 4, 1997, in Atlanta, Georgia, participated in the series Hands in 2019 and stood out for his performance in the horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man. The causes of the actor’s death are still unknown.
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.