Reese Witherspoon Mourns Election’s Jessica Campbell After Death

Jessica Campbell in ‘Election’. YouTube

Forever in her recollections. Reese Witherspoon paid tribute to her former Election costar Jessica Campbell after her sudden loss of life.

“So coronary heart damaged to listen to this,” the Little Fires Everywhere star, 44, tweeted on Wednesday, January 13. “Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my like to Jessica’s household and family members.”

Chris Klein, who performed Campbell’s onscreen brother within the 1999 film, additionally spoke out amid the upsetting information. “I’m Shocked and Saddened to obtain this information. My ideas and prayers are with Jessica and her household,” the American Pie actor, 41, tweeted. “Election was the primary one for each of us. I shall be ceaselessly grateful for the experiences we shared on that journey.”

Reese Witherspoon Mourns Death Election Costar Jessica Campbell
Reese Witherspoon. Marion Curtis/StarPix for HBO/Shutterstock

Campbell died all of a sudden at her house in Portland, Oregon on December 29. The former actress was 38.

Her cousin, Sarah Wessling, informed TMZ on Wednesday that the Oklahoma native — who was employed as a naturopathic doctor — labored her shift and noticed sufferers at her follow as ordinary on the day of her loss of life. When she returned house to go to her mom and aunt, she went to make use of the toilet and by no means got here out. Her aunt went to examine on her and found that she had collapsed onto the ground.

The In the Best Interest of the Children actress’ aunt and EMT personnel tried to revive her, however they finally could not.

Before her passing, Campbell complained to her household about affected by congestion. She initially believed she was coming down with a chilly.

Campbell is greatest recognized for starring as Tammy Metzler within the satirical comedy, starring reverse Witherspoon, Klein and Matthew Broderick. For her efforts, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.

After Campbell’s breakout position in Election, she had a two-episode visitor star position on Freaks and Geeks. She additionally appeared in movies equivalent to The Safety of Objects and Almost Famous. Her final appearing position occurred within the 2002 film Dad’s Day.

Campbell is survived by her husband, Daniel Papkin, and her 10-year-old son, Oliver.

Earlier this month, Wessling arrange a GoFundMe page to boost funds for Campbell’s cremation, memorial service and bills for her younger son. The fundraiser has obtained greater than $24,000 donations, exceeding its $20,000 purpose. Among those that made contributions embody filmmaker and producer Judd Apatow, with whom the late star labored on Freaks and Geeks.

Wessling devoted a heartfelt tribute to Campbell on the GoFundMe web page. “Her ardour for all times and the individuals in it was astounding. In addition to the spectacular vitality she poured into her personal life, Jessica, on a number of events, dropped all the things to journey throughout state traces and look after her family members in want,” she wrote. “She was enjoyable, she was loud, she was compassionate and dependable; it doesn’t matter what she did, she was at all times uniquely Jessica.”

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