Actor Daniel Mickelson has died at the age of 23.
The Sun reports the rising star, best known for his role in TV series Mani in 2019 and indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man, passed away on the Fourth of July.
His untimely passing was announced by his younger sister, Meridith Mickelson, on Monday night in an Instagram post, where she wrote her heart is “shattered”.
A cause of death for the Atlanta-born star is yet to be revealed.
Celebrity pals including Paris Hilton, Kaia Gerber, and Patrick Schwarzenegger paid tribute to their late friend and all the “laughter and happiness” he brought to the world.
Supermodel Kaia led the poignant posts with a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Mickelson with a touching caption.
She wrote: “I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other.
“I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in sentences that probably annoyed everyone else but made us crack up every time.
“I wish I was still sitting on my bathroom floor because that was the only place I had wifi and I never wanted to miss a call from you,” Gerber continued.
“Thank you for being the reason for so much laughter and happiness in the world. It won’t be the same without you here. I love you Daniel.”
Other stars left tributes under Meridith’s heart-wrenching post, that described her brother as “the happiest brightest smiley most sunshine human to exist.”
Patrick Schwarzenegger commented his condolences under the post, writing: “Praying for you.”
Paris Hilton added: “So sad to hear this. RIP.”
Lottie Moss, the daughter of supermodel sensation Kate, said: “Meredith I’m so sorry – my heart goes out to u.”
The comment section was filled with messages from celebrity friends including the likes of Amelia Hamlin.
Mickelson’s latest Instagram posts showed him enjoying hikes on a recent trip to Hawaii as well as snaps with his girlfriend Maddie Haley.
“I don’t want this to be real. Words can’t even describe how I’m feeling right now. Last night I lost my best friend in the whole world. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the kindest person I have ever met,” her post read.
“You lit up every room with your contagious smile and never failed to make anyone happy. There wasn’t one day that went by where you didn’t go out of your way to make me feel special and loved. I wish I could call you right now and hear you tell me everything is going to be okay.
“I wish I could tell you how much I love you and I wish I got the chance to say goodbye. I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this but I’m going to be strong for you because I know it’s what you would have wanted,” she wrote.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission