A heartfelt tribute. Hayden Panettiere honored her late brother, Jansen Panettiere, at his memorial service whereas carrying a jacket he designed.
The Heroes alum, 33, joined family and friends at Palisades Presbyterian Church in New York on Wednesday, March 8, to pay their respects to Jansen following his loss of life at age 28. Panettiere was additionally joined by her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Brian Hickerson. The Scream VI star was one of many a number of attendees who eulogized Jansen on the service.
Us Weekly beforehand confirmed that Jansen died at his house in Nyack, New York, on February 19. In line with a police report, a good friend went to test on the artist after he failed to indicate up for a enterprise assembly. Jansen was discovered “sitting upright in a chair unresponsive” earlier than paramedics have been known as to the scene. There have been “no apparent indicators of trauma,” however Jansen was pronounced useless after CPR makes an attempt.
Weeks later, Hayden and her mother and father — Lesley Vogel and Skip Panettiere — detailed the circumstances that led to Jansen’s loss of life. “Although it provides little solace, the Medical Examiner reported Jansen’s sudden passing was attributable to cardiomegaly (enlarged coronary heart), coupled with aortic valve problems,” the household instructed Us in an announcement.
The trio continued: “Jansen’s coronary heart could possibly be seen in his eyes, and his appeal in his sensible, partaking smile; his soul in his masterful and revealing work, and the enjoyment of life in his dry wit. His charisma, heat, compassion for others, and his inventive spirit will stay perpetually in our hearts and within the hearts of all whom he encountered.”
The Nashville alum spoke publicly concerning the lack of her youthful sibling on Monday, March 6, throughout an look on Good Morning America. “He’s proper right here with me,” she stated by tears.
Hayden and Jansen beforehand labored collectively within the films Tiger Cruise and Racing Stripes, and the Scream actress was all the time her brother’s greatest supporter.
“He’s a really balanced little one. He has a coronary heart of gold and would by no means want dangerous on anybody. Typically I have to take a lesson from him. He retains his cool rather well,” she instructed TV Information in 2007. “Watching him, as a result of he’s such a child, you understand generally how down you might be and for completely no cause. I suppose it’s simply that it is vitally troublesome for teenagers on this enterprise.”
Jansen, in the meantime, mirrored on following in his sister’s footsteps. “She will get me slightly extra observed. She offers me a kick-start. With [my movie] The Final Day of Summer season, they may discover me extra as a result of she is my sister,” he stated on the time. “It’s virtually like you’re looking in a guide, and the bookmark is my sister and he or she is mainly exhibiting me, she is ready to push me on the market. She helps me tremendously.”
Forward of his loss of life, the Strolling Useless alum uploaded a black-and-white photograph of Hayden slicing his hair. “Not the primary haircut she’s tried to provide me,” he captioned the candy snap in January.