Hayden Panettiere’s brother Jansen found dead at 28 in New York flat
The younger brother of Scream and Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere has been found dead aged 28.
Jansen Panettiere’s body was discovered inside his New York-area apartment on Sunday evening, according to reports in the US.
A family source who spoke with TMZ media said no further details have been released at this time and the cause of his death remains unclear.
The Walking Dead actor was Hayden’s sibling but she had not yet publicly commented on the death.
Law enforcement were called to his home around 5.30pm, TMZ said adding there is no suggestion of foul play.
Hayden and Jansen were last seen together on January 24 when he shared a picture of his sister cutting his hair.
He joked in the caption: “Not the first haircut she’s tried to give me.”
Jansen posted a new image of his graffiti artwork over the weekend hours before his death.
The New York-born star made his screen debut in an episode of comedy Even Stevens, alongside Shia LaBeouf and Nick Spano, as well as Third Watch, Hope & Faith and Everybody Hates Chris.
One of his most notable roles came in 2019 when he landed a part in The Walking Dead as Casper, and he also played a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s The Xs as Truman X.
He also appeared on the big screen in Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, The Perfect Game and Summer Forever.
Hayden and Jansen’s mother Lesley R. Vogel is a former soap actress and father Alan Lee Panettiere was a captain in the New York Fire Department.