RIP Daniel Mickelson: Kaia Gerber pays poignant tribute to rising actor

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Celebrities have paid poignant tributes to rising star Daniel Mickelson after the tragic news that he had died.

Daniel Mickelson died at the age of 23 on the Fourth of July, his sister Meredith confirmed on social media.

Kaia Gerber is one of many people who have paid emotional tributes to the young actor.

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Daniel Mickelson has died

Rising star in the acting world and model Daniel Mickelson died aged 23 on the Fourth of July.

The devastating news was confirmed by the actor’s sister, Meredith Mickelson, who shared a childhood photo of them and said that her “heart is shattered”.

“My heart is shattered & to write this feels so wrong and I don’t even know what to say. Yesterday I lost my brother, best friend & the other half of my heart,” Meredith wrote in her post.

She continued: “There wasn’t a person I loved more on this earth. [There are] no words that can do him justice that I could write. To know him was to love him. He was the happiest brightest smiley most sunshine human to exist and I’m so happy God chose me to be his sister for his whole amazing life.”

Meanwhile, Kaia Gerber wrote a poignant tribute on her Instagram Stories, which says:

“I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other.

“I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in sentences that probably annoyed everyone else but made us crack up every time. I wish I was still sitting on my bathroom floor FaceTiming you, because that was the only place I had wifi and I never wanted to miss a call from you. thank you for being the reason for so much laughter and happiness in the world. it won’t be the same without you here. I love you Daniel.”

Kaia Gerber’s Instagram, @kaiagerber

Who was Daniel Mickelson?

Daniel was born on October 4th, 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was best-known for portraying the character of Billy on the American web series Mani in eight episodes in 2019. The show premiered in 2017 and has five seasons.

The actor also starred in the 2019 indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man.

According to his Instagram profile, Daniel established his own clothing line called Kids Back Home earlier this year.

Celebrities and fans have paid tributes

Fellow celebrities and fans are devastated over the news about Daniel’s death. Many of them have paid their respects to the young star and shared emotional tributes.

“So sad to hear this,” Paris Hilton wrote under Meredith’s Instagram post. “RIP.”

Patrick Schwarzenegger commented under the post: “Praying for you”.

Amelia Gray Hamlin wrote: “I love you forever big brother. I can’t believe this is real.”

Film and TV producer Gary Michael Walters wrote a tribute on Twitter: “RIP DANIEL MICKELSON. His last Instagram post below. So full of life and talent. So sad to see him leave this world so young.”

Meanwhile, one fan wrote: “So sad to hear about Daniel Mickelson, praying for peace and comfort for his loved ones.”

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