Actor, model Daniel Mickelson dead at 23

ATLANTA — Actor and budding fashion designer Daniel Mickelson died Sunday at the age of 23, his sister, model Meredith Mickelson, confirmed via social media Monday night.

A cause of death has not been disclosed.

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“My heart is shattered & to write this feels so wrong and I don’t even know what to say. Yesterday I lost my brother, best friend & the other half of my heart,” Meredith Mickelson captioned a throwback photo of her and her brother on Instagram, confirming his death.

“There wasn’t a person I loved more on this earth. there’s no words that can do him justice that i could write. to know him was to love him. He was the happiest brightest smiley most sunshine human to exist and I’m so happy God chose me to be his sister for his whole amazing life,” she added.

Daniel Mickelson - an Atlanta native best known for his role in the web series “Mani” and the 2019 indie comedy “The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man” - launched a fashion brand and clothing line called “Kids Back Home” in January, Deadline reported.

Celebrities sharing their condolences under Meredith Mickelson’s post included both Patrick Schwarzenegger and Jordyn Woods, who each wrote, “Praying for you,” and model Amelia Hamlin, who wrote, “I love you forever Daniel,” People reported.

Meanwhile, Paris Hilton shared her own photo of Daniel Mickelson hugging her on her Instagram Story and reposted a video featuring them both.

“You were such a light,” Hilton wrote.

According to Deadline, Daniel Mickelson’s girlfriend, Maddie Haley, wrote on Instagram, “I wish my plans to spend the rest of my life with you weren’t stripped away from me like this. 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.”