Beloved Toronto actor Jahmil French, known for his roles on Degrassi: The Next Generation and Netflix’s Soundtrack, died at the age of 28 earlier this month, and the performer’s dance crew is now raising money to help support his mother.
French joined the The Moon Runners dance crew back in 2010, according to fellow member Steve Ndacyayisenga, and Ndacyayisenga says his passion for the arts inspired the rest of the team to constantly dream bigger and worker harder.
“His love for dance and entertaining led him to join and we all became inseparable,” Ndacyayisenga tells blogTO. “Our crew is much more than dance, it’s a brotherhood.”
So when French died suddenly on March 1, Ndacyayisenga and the rest of the crew decided to step up and help his mom, Jodi French, who is unable to work due to a disability.