'Election' actress Jessica Campbell dead at 38

Sarah Campbell of'Election and'Freaks and Geeks Dead at 38

Jessica Campbell in 'Election'

Actress Jessica Campbell has died suddenly at the age of 38. Her cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

According to a GoFundMe arranged by her cousin, Campbell passed away unexpectedly on December 29, leaving behind a 10-year-old son.

According to her cousin, she worked as a naturopathic physician and went to work normally on the day of her death. "Listening to her talk, excitedly recounting her tales at a mile-a-minute, one could be forgiven for thinking 'is this b-ch for real?' But she was in fact for real and there was no one else like her", Campbell's cousin Sarah Wessling wrote on the GoFundMe page. Jessica went to the bathroom and never came out. We're told the aunt tried to revive her but couldn't, and neither could EMTs when they arrived.

The family told the outlet Campbell had been complaining of congestion and felt as if she was coming down with a cold.

Despite her health concerns, the family do not believe she was suffering from Covid-19. The results of an autopsy by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner have not yet been shared by her family.

Jessica rose to fame after starring in Election alongside Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick and Chris Klein. She played Tammy Metzler, the younger sister of Klein's character Paul Metzler.

Her first professional acting role was in the 1992 TV movie In the Best Interest of the Children; she played Julie Cain.

Jessica leaves behind her 10-year-old son Oliver. She had been feeling congested, but did not suspect Coronavirus.

Campbell also starred in "The Safety of Objects" opposite Glenn Close in 2001 and "Junk" in 2002.

She went on to star in more films including The Safety of Objects and Junk before she chose to quit her acting career. Freaks And Geeks producer Judd Apatow has already donated $5,000.

The family says Jessica has been cremated and they are planning a memorial.

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