Published: Thu, January 14, 2021

'Election' Actress Jessica Campbell Dies At 38

'Election' Actress Jessica Campbell Dies At 38

The media outlet has reported that Jessica's aunt tried to revive her but was unable to, and neither could the EMTs when they arrived at the house. Traveling the world, acting, becoming a doctor, being mom to the coolest kid ever; these bucket list items wove the quotidian fabric of her reality. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure.

She went on to explain that after she came home, Jessica went to the bathroom but never returned. Campbell's Election co-star Reese Witherspoon penned an emotional tweet honoring her.

Campbell rose to fame in the critically acclaimed film Election - which also featured Matthew Broderick and Chris Klein - and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. Having retired from acting, she worked as a naturopathic physician.

In the film, she played Tammy Metzler, the sister of school jock Paul whose girlfriend leaves her to start seeing Paul. Judd Apatow - executive producer of "Freaks and Geeks" - donated $5,000. "I'm sending all my love to Jessica's family and loved ones", Witherspoon posted on Twitter. He said Election "was the first" big film "for both of us". She was very dear and an extremely good actor.


Jessica Campbell had died at the age of 38. There is a GoFundMe page set up to support her son.

Campbell also starred alongside Seth Rogan and James Franco in Freaks and Geeks. "What a bad loss".

Campbell's professional website details how she long considered a career in traditional medicine, but after "some soul searching she realized that holistic medicine was what truly spoke to her".

Campbell's cause of death is now unknown but TMZ reports her family is awaiting results from a medical examiner's office.

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