What happened to Jansen Panettiere (28)? This sad news went around the world on Monday evening: Hayden Panettiere’s (33) brother Jansen, who was five years younger, died. His girlfriend Catherine has already emotionally said goodbye to her loved one online. Hayden has not yet commented on the stroke of fate. But now new information about the sudden death of the 28-year-old actor has become known.
After Jansen failed to show up for a business meeting, a concerned friend went to check on him. He found Jansen “seated upright in a chair and unresponsive,” according to the police report obtained by Us Weekly. Jansen’s buddy then dialed the emergency call. After resuscitation measures, Jansen was declared dead by first responders. The document also noted that there were “no obvious signs of trauma”. Alan “Skip” Panettiere, Jansen and Hayden’s father, later arrived at the scene – and reported to the police that he had called his son the night before and that Jansen was “okay”.
Before Jansen became an artist, the deceased first followed in his sister’s footsteps in the entertainment world, embarking on a career with Disney Channel and Nickelodeon in the early 2000s. In 2002 he had a role in an episode of “Even Stevens”. Two years later, he voiced the kitten Periwinkle in Blue’s Clues and took on the role of Joey in the Disney Channel Original Movie Tiger Cruise, starring now 33-year-old Hayden.