In a statement made by his family, Jansen Panettiere’s cause of death was confirmed to be an enlarged heart.

Jansen Panettiere Cause Of Death

The former child actor died from cardiomegaly, a term for an enlarged heart, and aortic valve complications. Panettiere, the brother of actress Hayden Panettiere, died unexpectedly on Feb. 19 at 28. His family — Hayden, mother Lesley Vogel, and father Skip Panettiere — remembered him in a statement:

“Jansen’s heart could be seen in his eyes, and his charm in his brilliant, engaging smile; his soul in his masterful and revealing paintings, and the joy of life in his dry wit,” the Panettiere family said. “His charisma, warmth, compassion for others and his creative spirit will live forever in our hearts and in the hearts of all whom he encountered.”


The statement continues: “Though it offers little solace, the Medical Examiner reported Jansen’s sudden passing was due to cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), coupled with aortic valve complications. We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support towards our family as we navigate this unthinkable loss, and ask that we be gifted our privacy during this time of mourning.”

“We love you so much Jansen and you will be in our hearts forever,” it concludes.

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