Reese Witherspoon Mourns Election’s Jessica Campbell After Death

Jessica Campbell in ‘Election’. YouTube

Forever in her reminiscences. Reese Witherspoon paid tribute to her former Election costar Jessica Campbell after her sudden demise.

“So heart broken to hear this,” the Little Fires Everywhere star, 44, tweeted on Wednesday, January 13. “Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my love to Jessica‘s family and loved ones.”

Chris Klein, who performed Campbell’s onscreen brother within the 1999 film, additionally spoke out amid the upsetting information. “I am Shocked and Saddened to receive this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Jessica and her family,” the American Pie actor, 41, tweeted. “Election was the first one for both of us. I will be forever grateful for the experiences we shared on that journey.”

Reese Witherspoon Mourns Death Election Costar Jessica Campbell
Reese Witherspoon. Marion Curtis/StarPix for HBO/Shutterstock

Campbell died instantly at her dwelling in Portland, Oregon on December 29. The former actress was 38.

Her cousin, Sarah Wessling, advised TMZ on Wednesday that the Oklahoma native — who was employed as a naturopathic doctor — labored her shift and noticed sufferers at her apply as normal on the day of her demise. When she returned dwelling to go to her mom and aunt, she went to make use of the toilet and by no means got here out. Her aunt went to verify on her and found that she had collapsed onto the ground.

The In the Best Interest of the Children actress’ aunt and EMT personnel tried to revive her, however they in the end couldn’t.

Before her passing, Campbell complained to her household about affected by congestion. She initially believed she was coming down with a chilly.

Campbell is finest identified for starring as Tammy Metzler within the satirical comedy, starring reverse Witherspoon, Klein and Matthew Broderick. For her efforts, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.

After Campbell’s breakout position in Election, she had a two-episode visitor star position on Freaks and Geeks. She additionally appeared in movies similar to The Safety of Objects and Almost Famous. Her final appearing position occurred within the 2002 film Dad’s Day.

Campbell is survived by her husband, Daniel Papkin, and her 10-year-old son, Oliver.

Earlier this month, Wessling arrange a GoFundMe page to lift funds for Campbell’s cremation, memorial service and bills for her younger son. The fundraiser has acquired greater than $24,000 donations, exceeding its $20,000 purpose. Among those that made contributions embrace filmmaker and producer Judd Apatow, with whom the late star labored on Freaks and Geeks.

Wessling devoted a heartfelt tribute to Campbell on the GoFundMe web page. “Her passion for life and the people in it was astounding. In addition to the impressive energy she poured into her own life, Jessica, on multiple occasions, dropped everything to travel across state lines and care for her loved ones in need,” she wrote. “She was fun, she was loud, she was compassionate and loyal; no matter what she did, she was always uniquely Jessica.”

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