“So coronary heart damaged to listen to this,” the Little Fires In every single place star, 44, tweeted on Wednesday, January 13. “Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my like to Jessica‘s household and family members.”
Chris Klein, who performed Campbell’s onscreen brother within the 1999 film, additionally spoke out amid the upsetting information. “I’m Shocked and Saddened to obtain this information. My ideas and prayers are with Jessica and her household,” the American Pie actor, 41, tweeted. “Election was the primary one for each of us. I will probably be endlessly grateful for the experiences we shared on that journey.”
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Campbell died out of the blue at her house in Portland, Oregon on December 29. The previous actress was 38.
Her cousin, Sarah Wessling, instructed TMZ on Wednesday that the Oklahoma native — who was employed as a naturopathic doctor — labored her shift and noticed sufferers at her observe as regular on the day of her dying. When she returned house to go to her mom and aunt, she went to make use of the lavatory and by no means got here out. Her aunt went to test on her and found that she had collapsed onto the ground.
The Within the Finest Curiosity of the Kids actress’ aunt and EMT personnel tried to revive her, however they in the end couldn’t.
Earlier than her passing, Campbell complained to her household about affected by congestion. She initially believed she was coming down with a chilly.
Campbell is greatest identified for starring as Tammy Metzler within the satirical comedy, starring reverse Witherspoon, Klein and Matthew Broderick. For her efforts, she was nominated for an Unbiased Spirit Award for Finest Debut Efficiency.
After Campbell’s breakout function in Election, she had a two-episode visitor star function on Freaks and Geeks. She additionally appeared in movies comparable to The Security of Objects and Virtually Well-known. Her final performing function occurred within the 2002 film Dad’s Day.
Campbell is survived by her husband, Daniel Papkin, and her 10-year-old son, Oliver.
Earlier this month, Wessling arrange a GoFundMe page to boost funds for Campbell’s cremation, memorial service and bills for her younger son. The fundraiser has obtained greater than $24,000 donations, exceeding its $20,000 objective. Amongst those that made contributions embody filmmaker and producer Judd Apatow, with whom the late star labored on Freaks and Geeks.
Wessling devoted a heartfelt tribute to Campbell on the GoFundMe web page. “Her ardour for all times and the individuals in it was astounding. Along with the spectacular vitality she poured into her personal life, Jessica, on a number of events, dropped every little thing to journey throughout state traces and look after her family members in want,” she wrote. “She was enjoyable, she was loud, she was compassionate and dependable; it doesn’t matter what she did, she was all the time uniquely Jessica.”
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