Josh Gad’s Nephew’s Sudden Death in his Sleep at 20
‘Frozen’ star Josh Gad’s nephew’s death in his sleep at the age of 20 was announced by the actor. “Our family is trying to make sense of it all,” he wrote after the death of his nephew Marco.
The 41-year-old actor announced Sunday that his “brilliant, creative, and loving” nephew Marco passed away in his sleep. Gad expressed gratitude for his fans and followers who have shown their support.
“Thank you all for your love. Our beloved nephew Marco passed away in his sleep at 20, his life cut far too short and our pain far too deep. Our family is trying to make sense of it all but your support has been incredible,” He wrote on Twitter.
Gad later took penned a tribute to Marco on Instagram, posting a series of photos from his late nephews’ life. Gad prefaced the post: “Today I write this with a broken heart.
He continued: “Our beloved nephew Marco has left us far too early. At 20 years old, he was full of [possibility] and promise. To say he is gone far too soon does not do justice to the life force that he was.”
“As his parents try to work this impossible pain, I am asking for all of you to send positive energy and love their way,” the ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ actor added.
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Josh Gad’s Nephew’s Death Announced on Instagram
The heartbreaking news of Josh Gad’s nephew’s death was shared on Instagram on Sunday, June 26, 2022. His cause of death has not been announced at this time.
On his Instagram post, Gad wrote that his nephew, Marco, fought to make the world a better place, and stood on the side of justice and light.” He added that his nephew stood up for those who needed it most.
He continued: “His life may be gone, but I hope and pray his memory will endure. He was truly a brilliant, creative, and loving soul. Help me honor him now and celebrate a life that was only just beginning.”
The Wolf Like Me star actor asked fans and followers to “send positive energy and love” to his family to help him honor his nephew now and “celebrate a life that was only just beginning” as “his parents try to work this impossible pain.”
The ‘The Wedding Ringer‘ star previously wrote on his Twitter account that his family was dealing “with unimaginable loss” on Friday, June 24, 2022, as he attempted to “balance it with the heartbreak” caused by the Supreme Court’s determination to overturn 1973’s Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.
“They want us to be apathetic. We can’t. They want us to crumble. We don’t. They want us to concede more rights and freedoms. We won’t. Grieve today. Fight tomorrow. I will be right there with you,” he wrote via Twitter at the time.
Gad is known for voicing Olaf in the Frozen franchise, playing Elder Arnold Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, and playing Le Fou in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
For his role as Olaf, the star won two Annie Awards, and for his notable work in The Book of Mormon, the actor co-won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, shared with actor Andrew Rannells as one of the two leading artists. Josh shares two daughters Ava, 11, and Isabella, 8, with his wife Ida Darvish.
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