Hayden Panettiere’s brother, actor Jansen Panettiere, died on February 19, 2023 at the age of 28 in New York. Jansen’s cause of death is still unclear. He rose to prominence for his role as Casper in the AMC series The Walking Dead. On Facebook, actor Charles Heimlich paid tribute to him by writing:
‘I just learned that Jansen Panettiere passed away. I am at a loss for words because this is so heartbreaking. My heart goes out to him and his family. My sincere condolences and prayers are with you.”
Leslie K Nelson, an actress, posted a photo of Jansen and Hayden on Facebook and wrote that she remembered Jansen running around and playing with her daughter and several other children in Oakwood. The message continued:
With a wicked smile, she’s a little quiet. RIP, young man. Panettiere, Jansen Charz.”
Jansen Panettiere played Casper in Season 9 Episode 15 of The Walking Dead.
Jansen Panettiere was most recognized for her role as Casper on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The character was a zombie outbreak survivor who used to live in the Hilltop Colony. His role was in Season 9 Episode 15 of the program titled The Calm Before. Casper, like Hilde, Miles and Martin, eventually left the village and drove to a fair in a horse-drawn wagon. But on the way they are attacked and killed by Alpha.
Casper eventually turns into a zombie and is found in the woods by Daryl, Michonne, Carol and Yumiko. Yumiko shoots him in the head with an arrow before he can harm anyone. Yumiko was the first named character to be killed off in the series. From October 31, 2010 to November 20, 2022, The Walking Dead aired 11 seasons with 177 episodes. Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Tales of the Walking Dead, and other offshoot shows followed.
Jansen Panettiere’s career in the entertainment sector
Jansen made his Disney Channel debut in the comedy series Even Stevens. He then appeared in two additional series, Hope & Faith and Third Watch. He rose to prominence for his role as Joey in the 2004 television movie Tiger Cruise. Jansen starred in a number of other films, including The Last Day of Summer, The Babysitters, Jonathan Sperry’s Secrets, The Forger, Summer Forever, How High 2, Love and Love Not and others.
He also provided voices for characters in Blue’s Clues, Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party, Racing Stripes, Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and other movies and television series.