Hayden Panettiere’s Brother Jansen Panettiere Dead At 28

Jansen Panettiere has tragically passed away at just 28 years old.

The brother of actress Hayden Panettiere, known for roles in The Walking Dead, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Even Stevens, sadly died over the weekend, according to TMZ. While his official cause of death remains unclear, law enforcement told the outlet they received a call about the situation at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, and arrived at the New York residence shortly after. As of now, foul play is not suspected — beyond that, no details were provided.

Jansen, who went by the artist alias Rane, was five years younger than his older sister Hayden. The two appeared very close, as she was frequently featured on his social media… Just less than one month ago, he shared a black and white photo of her cutting his hair. See (below):

Hayden has yet to comment on the tragedy. See some of his works of art (below):

Our hearts are with the Panettiere family and all his loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace.

[Images via Jansen Panettiere/Instagram & WENN]

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