Daniel Mickelson dead – Latest updates as actor dies age 23, with Kaia Gerber & Patrick Schwarzenegger leading tributes

THERE is shock in the celebrity world today after rising actor Daniel Mickelson died age just 23.

The actor, known for his role in 2019 TV series Mani and horror movie The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man, passed away on July 4th.

His cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Stars including Patrick Schwarzenegger and Kaia Gerber have led tributes to the Atlanta-born 23-year-old.

Sharing a FaceTime screengrab, supermodel Kaia wrote:  "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," the 19-year-old added.

Read our Daniel Mickelson live blog below for the latest updates…

 

  • John Hall

    WHAT HAS MAGGIE LINDEMANN SAID?

    American singer Maggie Lindemann commented on her post: "oh my god meredith i’m so sorry 💔 praying for u and ur family"

    Jordyn Woods, model and friend of Kylie Jenner, said: "Praying for you ❤️"

    Singer and model Madison Beer posted: "i love you so much."

  • John Hall

    WHAT HAS MEREDITH SAID?

    Meredith's brother Daniel was an actor, best known for his role in TV series Mani in 2019 and indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man.

    He tragically passed away at the age of 23 – no cause of death has been revealed yet.

    Meredith announced the devastating about her older brother's passing on her social media. 

    In a heart-breaking post, she wrote: "my heart is shattered & to write this feels so wrong and i don’t even know what to say.

  • John Hall

    WHO IS MEREDITH MICKELSON?

    Meredith Mickelson, born on 1 July 1999, is an American model and social media star.

    She was born and raised in Georgia, and was first scouted as a model aged 14 in a shopping mall. She soon signed with an Atlanta-based agency.

    Meredith shot to fame after she appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine twice in one month in 2016.

    She has also been the face of Khloe Kardashian's Good American campaign and has worked with some major brands including Maybelline and Calvin Klein.

  • John Hall

    WHAT HAS DANIEL'S GIRLFRIEND SAID?

    Daniel's last Instagram posts showed him enjoying hikes on a trip to Hawaii as well as snaps with his girlfriend Maddie Haley.

    His grieving beau wrote on Instagram: "I don't want this to be real. Words can't even describe how I'm feeling right now.

    "Last night I lost my best friend in the whole world. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the kindest person I have ever met.

  • John Hall

    WHICH CELEBS HAVE PAID TRIBUTE?

    Celebrity pals including Paris Hilton, Kaia Gerber, and Patrick Schwarzenegger paid tribute to their late friend and all the "laughter and happiness" he brought to the world.

    Supermodel Kaia led the poignant posts with a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Daniel with a touching message to him.

    Patrick Schwarzenegger commented his condolences under the post, writing: "Praying for you."

    Paris Hilton added: "So sad to hear this. RIP."

  • John Hall

    WHAT WAS DANIEL'S CAUSE OF DEATH

    Daniel passed away on July 4, 2021.

    His untimely passing was announced by his younger sister, Meridith in an Instagram post, where she wrote her heart is "shattered".

    She described her brother as "the happiest brightest smiley most sunshine human to exist."

    A cause of death for Daniel is yet to be revealed.

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS DANIEL MICKELSON

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

    He is the brother of model and Instagram star Meredith Mickelson. 

    The rising star is best known for his role in TV series Mani in 2019.

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

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