Jansen Panettiere's death shocked and surprised many. This famous actor was only 28 years old at the time of his death. Hayden Panettiere, his sister, spoke about Jansen and how big a heart he had for everyone. "Jansen's heart could be seen in his eyes, and his charm in his brilliant, engaging smile; his soul in his masterful and revealing paintings, and the joy of life in his dry wit," Hayden said talking to E!
News, as quoted by eonline.com. "His charisma, warmth, compassion for others, and his creative spirit will live forever in our hearts and in the hearts of all whom he encountered." The Panettiere family revealed the reasons for Jansen's death.
Unfortunately, the enlarged heart was the cause of his death. "Though it offers little solace," they said, "the Medical Examiner reported Jansen's sudden passing was due to cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), coupled with aortic valve complications.
We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support towards our family as we navigate this unthinkable loss, and ask that we be gifted our privacy during this time of mourning. We love you so much Jansen and you will be in our hearts forever."
Catherine Michie message
Catherine Michie, his girlfriend, sent a message via Instagram.
"Jansen, I met you only a year ago, but you have been my best friend and biggest fan," she wrote. "I will never forget the first time I saw your face and the first things you said to me. Words cannot express the pain of knowing I won't hear your laugh again.
I hope you find peace, and I'm sorry I wasn't there when you needed me most. The world is better because you were in it. I know we will paint together again someday. I'll always be your sugarpop. Someone wake me up and tell me this is a dream."