Disney’s ‘Even Stevens’ Actor Dies at 28

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It’s another day of tragic news. We are sadly reporting that the popular Disney show Even Stevens actor, and Hayden Panettiere’s brother, Jansen Panettiere, has died. The actor passed away at the young age of 28. Both the Panettiere siblings rose to fame as child actors and were particularly successful with Disney.

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Actor Jansen Panettiere and actress Hayden Panettiere/Courtesy of Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection

As reported by The Wrap, the actor died over the weekend in New York. At present, New York police suspect no foul play; his family hasn’t issued any statements as of Monday, February 20, 2023, regarding the fact that Jansen Panettiere died.

Panettiere has had a long acting career, debuting with his sister as a child actor. His titles include the 2004 Disney Channel movie Tiger Cruise, which he starred in with Hayden Panettiere, the 2012 Josh Hutcherson film The Forger, and he has also voiced a young zebra in the Warner Bros. 2005 family film Racing Stripes.

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‘Even Steven’s was an American comedy series that aired on Disney Channel where Panettiere appeared in an episode where he played Kupchak’s son/Courtesy of Disney

Along with this, the actor also appeared in the Nickelodeon series The X’s and went on to gain more momentum in his career in the mid-2000s. His features also include Blue’s Clues and Major Crimes, and he’s even appeared on The Walking Dead. He also voiced characters in the animated films Robots and Ice Age: The Meltdown and Nickelodeon’s Holly Hobbie and Friends specials.

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The poster for the movie, ‘Tiger cruise’ which featured the Panettiere siblings/Courtesy of Disney

Panettiere was born to parents Skip Panettiere and  Lesley Vogel in 1994, in Palisades, New York.

Unfortunately, these are not the only Disney celebrities who passed away recently. Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley passed away earlier this year. Last week, we also reported on the passing of the previous Disney distribution chief.

Stay tuned to Disney Fanatic for the latest Disney news.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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