Fans were saddened when model Meredith Mickelson announced on Tuesday, July 6 that her brother and actor Daniel had passed away at 23.
The news shocked many fans as they took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the young and upcoming star.
The Mickelson family put out a statement, mourning Daniel’s loss, revealing that he died on July 4, but did not state the cause of death in the statement.
Who was Daniel Mickelson?
Daniel was a 23-year-old actor. He was best-known for playing the character of Billy on the American web series Mani in 2019. The show premiered in 2017 and has five seasons. Although Meredith’s brother appeared in only eight episodes of the series, he managed to leave a lasting impact on the show’s viewers.
His next breakthrough role was in the 2019 indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man.
Both Meredith and Daniel were Atlanta natives. The actor’s Instagram reveals that he established his own clothing line called Kids Back Home earlier this year.
Daniel was in a steady relationship with Instagram star Maddie Haley. The couple celebrated their 1 year anniversary in May 2021. Maddie took to Instagram to pay tribute to her late boyfriend in an emotional post.
Meredith Mickelson pays tribute to brother
Meredith who is a model and the face of Khloe Kardashian’s brand Good American mourned her brother in an emotional tribute.
Posting their childhood picture featuring the two on a beach the 22-year-old model wrote, “Yesterday I lost my brother, best friend & the other half of my heart. There wasn’t a person I loved more on this earth.”
Remembering her brother the model further wrote, “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.”
Daniel’s girlfriend Maddie had posted a series of pictures and videos featuring the two as she mourned her boyfriend. She wrote, “Last night I lost my best friend in the whole world. I feel like my heart been ripped out of my chest.”
Fans react to actor’s death
Many were shocked to hear that the young star passed away. Other’s remembered his charming personality as they mourned the Mani actor.